Impact Insights

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about MIPS/MACRA RIGHT NOW!

May 17, 2016

As many of you know, the MIPS/MACRA “Proposed Rule” was recently released by CMS on April 27, 2016. What you may not know are some... More

MIPS, MACRA & MU — The Next Evolution of Healthcare Payment Reform

April 7, 2016

“The meaningful use program as it has existed will now be effectively over.” — CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference,... More

The EHR Developer Code of Conduct – Next Steps in its Evolution

February 8, 2016

Recently, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) released its “EHR Developer Code of Conduct.” This code of conduct was developed to promote “a set of transparent industry... 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

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

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

Meaningful Use Considerations & Check Lists for On-Boarding New Physicians

September 2, 2014

With Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 in full swing, and Stage 3 on the horizon, most organizations are up to speed with Eligible Professional (EP)... More