Impact Insights

Optimization Governance

March 7, 2016

During an EHR implementation a governance model is established to set direction, make timely decisions and manage risks associated with the implementation. However, once the... More

Celebrating Information Governance!

February 25, 2016

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has designated the month of February as “Information Governance (IG) Month” – but what exactly is “Information Governance?”... More

Protecting Against Ransomware

February 23, 2016

In early February 2016, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center made national headlines as a result of becoming infected with a specific type of malware called “ransomware.”... More

The Struggle is Real – Physicians and EHRs

February 18, 2016

The classic IOM reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm identified the tremendous potential of health IT to improve patient care and... More

Is Your CAB Running Right?

February 11, 2016

Change control is not a new concept for Information Technology (IT) departments, but it is rarely working as smoothly as we would like nor is... More

Extending Software and Services to Community Affiliates

January 26, 2016

Extending software and services to community affiliates to maximize patient care and quality is a becoming a common challenge in the healthcare industry. Working with... More

Legacy Data Management Services: Archiving

January 25, 2016

As long as there has been healthcare IT, there have been system upgrades. And today’s environment sees more and more health systems transitioning to new... More

Using the “Pre-Mortem” Process for Success in Implementations

January 20, 2016

Anyone who has been in IT for some time has experienced a failure, outage, or error resulting in the need for a “post-mortem” review to... 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

Revenue Cycle Best Practices

January 7, 2016

Anytime I meet a new client to discuss Revenue Cycle best practices, I am quickly reminded by the client that “they are different than other... More

A View Through the ICD-10 Looking Glass

December 16, 2015

  Background:  Many health systems and physician offices worked hard to get ready for the ICD-10 go live on October 1, 2015. The switch from... 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 10/30/15: Cybersecurity Bill; New Study on IT Benchmarking

October 30, 2015

SIGNIFICANT CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE… Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages private entities to exchange... More

Week in Review 10/23/15: MU Clarifications from CMS; New Interoperability Metrics Coming?

October 23, 2015

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS FROM CMS ON THE MU FINAL RULE… In the time since the MU Final Rule was released in early October, CMS has issued... More