Impact Insights

Protecting Against Ransomware

February 23, 2016

In early February 2016, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center made national headlines as a result of becoming infected with a specific type of malware called “ransomware.”... More

Week in Review 10/30/15: Cybersecurity Bill; New Study on IT Benchmarking

October 30, 2015

SIGNIFICANT CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE… Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages private entities to exchange... More

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 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 5/15/15

May 15, 2015

The average cost of a data breach for a healthcare organization is more than $2.1 million, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 5th Annual Benchmark Study... More

Week in Review 2/6/15

February 6, 2015

There were two VERY big stories related to value-based payment models this week: HHS announced a goal to tie 50% of Medicare payments to “quality... More

A False Sense of Security, White Paper Preview

September 22, 2014

To define “security” means being free from danger or threat; however to apply this definition to healthcare organizations is misleading. Many hospital security programs focus... More

Week in Review 8/29/2014

August 29, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that more than one quarter (27%) of ambulatory practices are considering replacing their current EHR. An additional 12% reported... 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

Community Health Attack Summary

August 20, 2014

On August 18, 2014, Community Health Systems (CHS) reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they had suffered a major data breach of... More