Impact Insights

Considering Telemedicine? Don’t Be Afraid. Funding Is Out There.

August 14, 2017

During a recent health system project that involved implementing a telemedicine program in rural clinics, sources of initial funding and ongoing reimbursement for this type... 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 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 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 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 – and new EHR Optimization survey – 8/28/15

August 28, 2015

NEW IMPACT ADVISORS SURVEY FINDS OPTIMIZATION IS A TOP PRIORITY… Impact Advisors has just published a report based on results from an online survey of... More

Week in Review 5/29/15

May 29, 2015

The percentage of healthcare organizations that have adopted a “clinical and business intelligence solution” has increased only minimally over the last two years.  Politico reports... More

Unified Communications Primer Part II: Telehealth

February 17, 2015

Telehealth is Happening Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine, which provides long-distance clinical care via technology enabled communications. Telehealth encompasses telemedicine and also focuses on... More

Week in Review 11/4/14

November 7, 2014

The final version of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes payment for telehealth and chronic care management services.  CMS added a scope of service... More

Week in Review 10/24/14

October 24, 2014

HHS has transitioned National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo (a.k.a. the head of ONC) to Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, effective immediately. Government Health... More

Week in Review 9/19/14

September 19, 2014

Happy National Health IT Week! Is Congress getting into the spirit of National Health IT Week, too? One of this year’s “Asks” was related to minimizing... More