As Dr. Harris shared in his June column, “ the NIDDK Kidney Precision Medicine Project aims to obtain human kidney tissue for molecular interrogation. Many of the recent advances in understanding cancer biology and development of targeted therapies have arisen from similar direct analysis of the human tissue, so this NIH initiative may provide similar insights for our field and aid in identification of new targets for therapy, development of more effective biomarkers and provide a fuller...
This perspective piece argues "the MACRA definition of interoperability is based on an aging IEEE statement from 1990 and that definition was never intended to describe the interoperability of health data records nor interoperation of EHR or HIT systems.”
"I believe all digital health tools that can improve the experience for patients must be deployed. They have a role, they add value, they improve the experience, and they make the healthcare seeking process more dignified. But I’d be kidding if I expect these tools today to give me the insights and clinical acumen that Dr. JK brought to bear during our consultation."
In April 2015, the the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law, repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment system. In April of 2016, HHS Issued a Proposed Rule. Below are some resources to help you understand more about MACRA.
Today ASN highlights resources on gene editing technology - background, pros and cons, and potential applications to practice. We encourage you to use the TalkBack button to suggest other resources that may be helpful to your colleagues.
Treatment, research and practice are being profoundly changed by a wide range of technological advances. Below are some resources to help kidney professionals consider the ramifications of this rapidly moving field. Send suggestions for other resources to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as topics in telehealth you would like to know more about.
Training the next generation of nephrologists is exciting and vital to advancing care for millions of people with kidney diseases. ASN sponsors the Nephrology Match and provides information for applicants and programs here.