Impact Insights

Navigating the Population Health Storm – Is Big Data the Solution?

September 13, 2016

  It has become clear in the past six years of the Affordable Care Act, which was introduced in March of 2010, that we are... More

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 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

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 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

Population Health Management: Developing a Roadmap

March 3, 2015

For the past several years the healthcare industry has been ablaze with discussions about “population health.” With the advent of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and... More

Week in Review 1/23/15

January 23, 2015

CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will step down at the end of February. Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt will replace Tavenner until a permanent... More

Week in Review 1/9/15

January 9, 2015

HHS has submitted the proposed rule on Meaningful Use Stage 3 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Review by OMB is usually the last... More

Population Health Management, White Paper Preview

January 5, 2015

If one were to Google “Population Health Management,” a less than one second search returns nearly 65 Million results. Needless to say, that’s a lot.... More

Population Health Management….Finally!

October 8, 2014

Those of us in the healthcare industry have for years been talking about the need for more coordinated, patient-centered care; though to actually have a... More

What is the Value of Health IT?

September 16, 2014

Pondering this question for me has been quite a challenge and I’ve decided it’s primarily because I’m not sure we’re “there” yet. Maybe a better... More