Impact Insights

Meaningful Use Updates: 90-Day Reporting Period and More

July 12, 2016

This past Wednesday (July 6, 2016) CMS released a 764 page Proposed Rule (CMS-1656-P) that among other things will streamline how Meaningful Use (MU) will be... 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 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 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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 6 – Coordination of Care through Patient Engagement

July 14, 2015

Perhaps the most complex proposed objective of Stage 3 is next: Coordination of Care. This proposed objective has multiple parts, and is a consolidation and... More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 5 – Patient Electronic Access to Health Information

July 6, 2015

Half-way home now, we’ll address Objective 5 today, and one of the more interesting proposed objectives, Patient Electronic Access to Health Information. This is an... 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

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 3 – Clinical Decision Support

June 19, 2015

Today we’ll address the third of the proposed Stage 3 objectives, “Clinical Decision Support”. As a reminder, the complete Stage 3 proposed rule can be downloaded here.... More

Week in Review 6/5/15

June 5, 2015

In public comments submitted to CMS, many industry stakeholders were highly critical of the proposed meaningful use Stage 3 requirements. The College of Healthcare Information... More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 2 – ePrescribing

May 20, 2015

Today we’ll address the second of the proposed Stage 3 objectives, “ePrescribing”. As a reminder, the Stage 3 proposed rule can be downloaded here. ePrescribing (Page 67)... More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 1 – Protect PHI

May 4, 2015

Today we’ll tackle the first of the Stage 3 objectives, “Protecting PHI”.  More

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3

April 10, 2015

Today we will begin what will become a series of blog posts detailing some of the specifics associated with the proposed objectives and measures for... More

Week in Review 3/27/15

March 27, 2015

In a relatively quiet news week last week, the biggest story for most was undoubtedly the publication of the proposed rule on Stage 3 of... More

Meaningful Use Stage 3: Summary & Early Impressions

March 24, 2015

On Friday, March 20, 2015 CMS released the highly anticipated proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use.  A few important notes on the following... More

Week in Review 1/30/15

January 30, 2015

Some big – and surprising – news on the Meaningful Use (MU) front, as CMS indicated it is considering shortening the 2015 EHR reporting period... More