Impact Insights

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More

Week in Review 1/8/16 – New MU Hardship Exception; Next Generation of Wearables

January 8, 2016

RELIEF (AND ALSO MORE CONFUSION) WITH MEANINGFUL USE… Last week, President Obama signed a bill into law that essentially establishes a blanket hardship exception for... More

Week in Review 11/6/15: Update on Senate HIT Bill; Fascinating Approach to Analytics

November 6, 2015

A SENATE BILL TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON… Politico reported earlier this week that the Senate HELP Committee may soon release its version... 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 7/24/15

July 24, 2015

RETURN OF THE HOUSE CALL?… A great Associated Press article looks at Uber-like apps for healthcare (such as Pager, Heal, and Medicast) that patients can... More

Week in Review 7/17/15

July 17, 2015

THE CIO PERSPECTIVE ON OPTIMIZATION… A great new report based on a breakout session of 14 CIOs at the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference looks... 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

Week in Review 7/10/15

July 10, 2015

NEW ICD-10 FLEXIBILITY FOR PHYSICIAN PRACTICES… Earlier this week, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced what essentially amounts to a compromise on the... 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

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 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

HIMSS 2015: Top 10 Takeaways!

April 22, 2015

This time last week my feet hurt, my head was spinning with too much information and I had the overwhelming sense I was at the... More

Week in Review 4/10/15

April 13, 2015

Some interesting data on population health management from a recent PerfectServe survey of hospital and physician office medical professionals conducted by Harris Poll.  Just over... More

mHealth… the newest front-door to your Organization

April 8, 2015

Recently, a client asked me what I meant by “mHealth is likely the newest front door to his organization.”  He seemed even more puzzled by... More

Fast-Paced Society Needs Medical Data to Keep Up

January 26, 2015

Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today’s electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially... More