AMGA 2012: The complete ‘digital footprint’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH The synopsis tweeted is pasted below: Final ‘digital footprint’ for #AMGA12: Reached 66,842 peeps via 273 tweets & an exposure of 638,735 impressions The trade group arguably representing a majority of forward thinking and innovation oriented, in terms of the active exploration of what and how accountable care business models can be articulated, […]

AMGA12: The ‘half life’ of a conference hashtag

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Thanks to fellow healthtweep @PhilBaumann, I learned of another cool ‘infographic’ app to track and display select hashtag metrics posted to Twitter. Below is the infographic created with for the AMGA 2012 Annual Conference tagged #AMGA12: infographic created with

The Braintrust of Accountable Care aka AMGA Descends Upon San Diego: Who Knew!

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH In a chance conversation with my friend, fellow ‘healthtweep’ and patient empowerment co-conspirator Dave DeBronkart, aka @epatientdave, I learned yesterday that AMGA aka @theAMGA was holding their annual meeting in San Diego. This is perhaps the largest concentration of ‘doers’ in the accountable care movement. Many participated in the landmark […]

ACO’s: If You Build ‘em, Will They Come?

Even the models for health reform hate the new HHS rule. The Obama Administration is handing out waivers far and wide for its health-care bill, but behind the scenes the bureaucracy is grinding ahead writing new regulations. The latest example is the rule for Accountable Care Organizations that are supposed to be the crown jewel […]