Impact Insights

Revenue Integrity – Not Just for the Billing Folks!

October 30, 2017

As more and more organizations implement comprehensive, integrated electronic health records, the divide between disparate clinical and revenue cycle systems has all but disappeared. No... More

What is Master Data Management and Where Should I Start?

October 23, 2017

Master Data Management (MDM) has been an established IT concept for several decades. However, it just became a buzzword in the healthcare industry over the... More

Denials Management: Going from Zero to Hero

October 16, 2017

According to Change Healthcare, of the estimated “$3 trillion in claims submitted by hospitals in 2016, an estimated 9% of charges ($262 billion) were initially... More

Clinical Workflow Optimization

September 29, 2017

Are you optimized to achieve true ROI from your EHR? It’s no secret implementation and maintenance of an EHR is a costly proposition.  It’s essential... More

Streamlined Training Reporting During an EHR Implementation

September 19, 2017

It is well understood that a comprehensive and engaging training program is a key element of any successful EHR implementation. To maintain the high standard... More

Demystifying Command Center Coordination

July 13, 2017

“If you build it, they will come” Command Center planning, design and setup is a critical but abstract component necessary for any large, temporary support... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits: Part 2 – Identifying Benefits

October 25, 2016

  You’ve decided to set up a benefits realization program. Maybe your organization is implementing an EHR.  Maybe you are aggressively pursuing optimization or maybe... More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: EHRs and Preventative Care

October 20, 2016

Breast Cancer is a disease which seems to touch everyone’s life, no one is immune to it, including me. Being a Healthcare IT Consultant, as... More

Week in Review 11/13/15 – Hospital EHR Adoption; Use of Mobile Apps

November 13, 2015

HOSPITAL EHR ADOPTION ON THE RISE… A new study in Health Affairs finds that 75% of U.S. hospitals had at least a “basic” EHR in... More

Week in Review 10/23/15: MU Clarifications from CMS; New Interoperability Metrics Coming?

October 23, 2015

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS FROM CMS ON THE MU FINAL RULE… In the time since the MU Final Rule was released in early October, CMS has issued... More

Week in Review 10/16/15 – and new White Paper on the MU Final Rule

October 16, 2015

REACTIONS TO THE MEANINGFUL USE FINAL RULE… Now that the dust has settled somewhat, industry stakeholders have finally had a chance to digest the MU... More

Week in Review 8/14/15

August 14, 2015

HIE PROGRESS – OR LACK THEREOF? … A survey presented at a recent HIT Policy Committee meeting suggests an increase in the number of hospitals... More

Week in Review 8/7/15

August 7, 2015

EHR FRUSTRATIONS AT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS… Close to 20% of community hospitals are “actively looking to replace their EHR vendor,” according to a new report from... More

Week in Review 7/31/15

July 31, 2015

POTENTIAL DELAY OF MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3?…The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will recommend that CMS delay meaningful use Stage 3 requirements. ... More

Week in Review 6/26/15

June 26, 2015

An interesting new HIMSS survey of HIEs, vendors, and providers looks at attitudes and approaches to Direct Messaging.  The most frequently cited use of Direct... More