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Dr Marcie Stoshak-Chavez

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The “Yellow Brick Road” to Value-Based Care

“The Wizard of Oz” is a wonderful movie, full of metaphors that can be applied to real life. As I look at the current state of Healthcare, I can’t help but wonder if there is a true “yellow brick road” from volume based care to value based care. If there is, which stops will we […]

A View From the Emergency Department Trenches

The Case for Patient Centered Medical Home, Care Coordination and Population Health Wellness The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is changing the way patients, physicians and clinicians interact with our healthcare system. At first glance, creating affordable healthcare for all is an amazing yet daunting initiative. In actuality, however, patients are now finding it difficult to […]

Two Keys for Population Health Success

Population Health management and success will drive Healthcare for the next several years as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Value Based Purchasing (VBP), Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and multiple other federal and state endorsed programs. Everyone is scrambling to figure out how to achieve the Triple Aim (improved quality, lower costs and better […]

The Three G’s of Mapping….Is Healthcare a Leader?

Ok, it’s true. I’m a closet geek. I think no one knows how much I love maps. (Lesli Adams, my colleague at Perficient, often describes herself as a geek so this is homage to her). There are so many different kinds of maps, so which ones do I favor, you ask? I think the best […]

Reframing the ACO Analytics Problem with Malcolm Gladwell

I just finished watching a quick slideshow on the Health Data Management website, “Enterprise Analytics: Moving on Up” and as luck would have it, I also watched several sessions of the live Webcast from the Healthcare Innovation Day Conference 2014 in Washington, DC, sponsored by West Health Institute and the Office of the National Coordinator […]

Two Keys to Success for Healthcare

Healthcare reform, ACA, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Portals, predictive analytics, pay for performance, the Triple Aim, total cost of care, patient safety….these, and many more, are the buzzwords in healthcare and medicine these days. Install this system, connect that system, run these reports, use this “intelligent program”… Do you ever wonder if we can solve all […]

Innovative Medical Education…Can it Save Healthcare?

Is there such a thing as “disruptive medical education”? Can traditional medical education be infused with technology, techniques and individualized learning such that it creates the next generation of enlightened and empowered physicians? I think so. Years ago, when I was enrolling in medical school at Case Western Reserve University, I felt like I was […]

The Quest for My Complete, Portable Health Record

As I have written before, I currently see several physicians who do NOT use an EMR in the office. They are awesome diagnosticians, people and mentors but they have not taken the leap to the electronic health world. Now, add in two hospital networks that do NOT have patient portals for accessing my records and […]

Are You Secure? HIMSS13 Session Helps You Decide

One of the highlights for me this year at HIMSS is attending the educational sessions when I am not manning the Perficient Booth, #1555. I was fortunate to attend a session, “Managing Privacy and Security Challenges of Patient EHR Portals,” which focused on securing PHI (protected health information) in patient portals that really clarified some […]