Impact Insights

Week in Review 6/26/15

June 26, 2015

An interesting new HIMSS survey of HIEs, vendors, and providers looks at attitudes and approaches to Direct Messaging.  The most frequently cited use of Direct... 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 6/5/15

June 5, 2015

In public comments submitted to CMS, many industry stakeholders were highly critical of the proposed meaningful use Stage 3 requirements. The College of Healthcare Information... 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

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 5/15/15

May 15, 2015

The average cost of a data breach for a healthcare organization is more than $2.1 million, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 5th Annual Benchmark Study... More

Revenue Cycle Management – What Does It Encompass?

May 5, 2015

I was recently at a client and the definition of Revenue Cycle Management was questioned.  One of the project leaders wanted to parse out Registration and... 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

Week in Review 4/3/15

April 3, 2015

The SGR repeal bill passed by the House last Friday would have significant implications for EPs and federal incentive programs, according to an excellent article... More

Population Health Management Vendor Selection

April 1, 2015

As more and more organizations embrace population health management as a strategy to succeed in the emerging new paradigm of value-based payment, many are facing... More

Week in Review 3/27/15

March 27, 2015

In a relatively quiet news week last week, the biggest story for most was undoubtedly the publication of the proposed rule on Stage 3 of... More

Trends in Data Centers

March 26, 2015

Down the hall, in the back corner of the basement, over a dune of dust bunnies, behind all the old beds and IV carts is... More