Impact Insights

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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 4 – CPOE

June 23, 2015

Today we’ll address the fourth of our proposed Stage 3 objectives, “CPOE” (Computerized Provider/Physician Order Entry). As a reminder, the complete Stage 3 proposed rule... More

Week in Review 4/24/15

April 24, 2015

An excellent article in Modern Healthcare looks at the current state – and current challenges – of data exchange.  The article notes there is more... More

Week in Review 3/6/15

March 6, 2015

A new report from KLAS finds that competition between Epic and Cerner is “closer than it has been in years past,” with a greater number... More

Reporting, a Building Block for Data Analytics

February 25, 2015

It goes without saying that the effective capture of data is a foundational step for reporting and data analytics, but where does the aspect of... More