Impact Insights

Week in Review 9/18/15

September 18, 2015

THE MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 SAGA CONTINUES… Earlier this week, the chairman of the Senate HELP Committee (Sen. Lamar Alexander), called on CMS to hold... More

Week in Review 9/4/15

September 4, 2015

THE WORLDWIDE WEARABLES MARKET GREW 223% IN Q2 OF 2015… Even though Apple just entered the wearables space last quarter, the Apple Watch is already... More

Week in Review – and new EHR Optimization survey – 8/28/15

August 28, 2015

NEW IMPACT ADVISORS SURVEY FINDS OPTIMIZATION IS A TOP PRIORITY… Impact Advisors has just published a report based on results from an online survey of... More

Week in Review 6/12/15

June 12, 2015

Late last week, CMS published a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) – which is CMS’ biggest ACO initiative.  The final rule... More

Week in Review 5/22/15

May 22, 2015

A new study in the Annals of Family Medicine finds that even physician practices that have achieved recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) do... More

Week in Review 3/13/15

March 13, 2015

CMS announced the “Next Generation ACO Model” early last week. The program will be CMS’ third ACO initiative, following the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)... More

Week in Review 2/13/15

February 13, 2015

New data from Kaufman Hall finds that hospital M&A activity continued at a strong pace in 2014, with 95 hospital transactions announced. The number is... More

Week in Review 1/23/15

January 23, 2015

CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will step down at the end of February. Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt will replace Tavenner until a permanent... More

Week in Review 10/17/14

October 17, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that less than half (!) of provider organizations believe their EHR vendor “cooperates well with other vendors.” According to... More

Week in Review 8/22/2014

August 22, 2014

A large number of national and local news sources reported on a large-scale hacking attack affecting millions of individuals who have interacted with Community Health... More

Week in Review 7/11/14

July 11, 2014

Hospitals & Health Networks reports that analytics and population health were big themes in their 2014 “Most Wired” survey.  According to the story, more than 60%... More