A Few #HealthPolicyValentines

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!  May your lives be filled with love this day.  In the world of health IT and healthcare policy, this is the day we love to share our love (and some disdain) for healthcare in what we call #HealthPolicyValentines.  Be sure to check out our coverage of previous #HealthPolicyValentines as well as some that we found interesting this year below.  We hope you’ll enjoy a nice break this Valentine’s day.

Roses are red, violets are blue
CMS’s plan to abruptly migrate Medicare/Medicaid research to the expensive VRDC
Will be bad for researchers and bad for health policy, too#HealthPolicyValentines

— Adrianna McIntyre ( (@onceuponA) February 13, 2024

You asked why I’m glum, I said well what in tarnation
Did his response to “be my Valentine?” mean when he said,
“This request will require prior authorization.”#HealthPolicyValentines

— MA Health Policy Commission (@Mass_HPC) February 13, 2024

Medicare could never negotiate your cost because you are priceless. #HealthPolicyValentines

— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) February 13, 2024

Roses are red;
A color intense.
Prioritizing preventative healthcare
Makes a whole lotta sense. #healthpolicyvalentines

— Christina Johns, MD MEd (@DrCJohns) February 12, 2024

Our members are children’s hospitals,
From the tiniest babies to young adults,
They’re specially trained to care for our littles,
And they drive research and innovation for better health results. #HealthPolicyValentines

— Children’s Hospital Association (@hospitals4kids) February 13, 2024

Yes, my current #ChronicPain levels might have influenced this #HealthPolicyValentines

Roses are red, pain medicine can be blue,
Opioids help many,
Understanding nuance could help you. #PatientChat #Medx

— Alan Brewington (@abrewi3010) February 12, 2024

Roses are red, 🌹 violets have allure, through state exchanges, ❤️ affordable care is secure. #HealthPolicyValentines

— Heather K (@korb_heather) February 12, 2024

Resurrecting this zinger from a couple years back.#HealthPolicyValentines

— Jared Jeffery (@Jk_Jeffery) February 12, 2024

One more…I promise:

Roses are red, data is blue,
Computers are fun,
But Meaningful Use sucks without you.#HealthPolicyValentines #PatientChat #ChronicPain

— Alan Brewington (@abrewi3010) February 12, 2024

Bringing this one back. Happy Valentine’s ❤️ #HealthPolicyValentines

— Grace Vinton (@HITeaWithGrace) February 11, 2024

Roses are red, interoperability’s experiencing wins.

Telephone lines to HIEs, to @CarequalityNet & QHINs.

What does that mean for patients? Less fragmented health data.

The promise of holistic, informed care makes my ❤️ pitter-pattah!#healthpolicyvalentines @ONC_HealthIT

— Grace Vinton (@HITeaWithGrace) February 11, 2024

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I went to the CHPL, & found a FHIR endpoint for you! #HealthPolicyValentines #InformationSharing

— EMR Direct (@EMRDirect) February 6, 2024

This one is in honor of @katmcdavitt:
Just like a good public health initiative, our love is making the world a better place. #healthpolicyvalentines

— John Lynn (@techguy) January 31, 2024

Our love is like comprehensive coverage – it’s always there when we need it. #healthpolicyvalentines

— John Lynn (@techguy) January 31, 2024

I love health policy enough to #healthpolicyvalentines on my honeymoon.

— John Lynn (@techguy) January 31, 2024

Thanks for the fun. I hope everyone has a great day!

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