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Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee
Mark Frisse, MD, MSc, MBA is the Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. He is active in a number of policy, informatics, and data sharing initiatives including oversight for Memphis Tennessee's regional health information exchange. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt... Full Bio
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Specialty Drug Trends by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I always enjoy reading Drug Trends Report - a publication from colleagues at my former employer, Express Scripts. I sought out this resource today to catch up on specialty d ... Read on »
Economics and the Philosophy of Justice by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a March 22, 2014 essay on economics and philosophy , N. Gregory Mankiw gives a brief explanation of why one cannot act on the basis of an economic analysis without at lea ... Read on »
Residency Hours. The iCompare and the FIRST Trial by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In response to the enormous controversy over residency training hour requirements , Thomas Nasca, CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) wro ... Read on »
Quality by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Looking for a good summary of the rationale behind quality measures, I have concluded that the 2011 NQF's report on potential eQuality measures is the place to start. The ma ... Read on »
David Wright's Resignation and his Frustration with Bureaucracy by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy David Wright, director of the Office of Research Integrity (ORI),resigned his post on February 25, 2014. His primary role was to help research institution better handle alle ... Read on »
HIT Policy Committee Data Analytics Update by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy During the March 11, 2014 HIT Policy Meeting, ONC presented an update on the adoption and use of EHRs . The data come from multiple sources and in one instances are extrapol ... Read on »
CMS RFI: Transforming Clinical Practices by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CMS has recently published a Request for Information entitled: Transforming Clinical Practices . Seeking responses from a range of entities from associations, health plans, ... Read on »
Physician (dis)Satisfaction with EHRs? by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A survey of almost 1,000 physician reported on February 10 by by Daniel R. Verdon on the Medical Economics site  added additional fodder to critics of the HITECH program.  ( ... Read on »
David M. Kipnis (1927 - 2014) by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy An announcement from Washington University concerning the death of my friend and mentor, David Kipnis. David supported me throughout my early career in Medical Informatics. ... Read on »
The Four Past ONC National Coordinators speak by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On February 1, 2014, the AMIA iHealth2014 meeting convened a panel of the four former ONC Directors. Doug Peddicord  was the moderator. The participants were David Brailer, ... Read on »
Retirement Savings and Lotteries by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On January 15 in a NYTimes Opinionator blog entitled "Playing the Odds on Saving, " Tina Rosenburg reminds us of some startling facts and explores various behavioral modif ... Read on »
Massachusetts Health Information Highway (the HiWay): Phase 2 by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy John Halamka’s January 8 Blog posting announces the status of the Massachusetts Health Information Highway (the HiWay) . After initiating a direct HISP for MU in Phase 1, ... Read on »
Emergency Department Utilization & Medicaid - findings from the Oregon Experiment by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Having reviewed a number of articles on emergency department utilization and read many more, I was nonetheless thunderstruck to read an article that had been accepted for pu ... Read on »
A Road To Ruin? by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a December 21, 2013 New York Times news analysis piece entitled " Health Care's Road to Ruin ," Elisabeth Rosenthal caps her extraordinary “ Paying Till It Hurts ” seri ... Read on »
More on Economic Incentives for Medical Specialty Careers by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I include in this posting several somewhat dated articles that apply standard financial analysis to various career choices. William Weeks and Amy Wallace quantitated the ... Read on »
Primary Care Physicians: Why the shortage? by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In a December 15, 2013 Economic View article ,  the New York Times’ Catherine Rampell provides an informative analysis of the primary care provider shortage. She does so b ... Read on »
Healthcare.gov Security Testimony - Part 2 by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On November 19, four privacy and security experts gave testimony before the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a session entitled “Is my Data on Healthc ... Read on »
Avi Rubin on Web Security. House Testimony concerning Healthcare.Gov by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On November 19, four privacy and security experts gave testimony before the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in a session entitled “Is my Data on Healthc ... Read on »
Workforce: Medical School Enrollments Tops 20,000 by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced that for the first-time enrollment in American Medical Schools has exceeded 20,000. This is a 2.8% increase ove ... Read on »
Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis by Dr. Mark Frisse Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The National Academies Press recently released a 190-page report entitled:  Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis . This looks like a "must read" for people wh ... Read on »