Impact Insights

Week in Review 3/20/15

March 20, 2015

A hearing held by the Senate’s Health Education & Pensions (HELP) Committee focused on federal EHR incentives and problems with EHR interoperability. Senators from both parties... More

The Importance of Clinical Content Build Out

March 19, 2015

Clinical Content Build Out (CCBO) is the phase of system implementation in which each clinical area will review and modify the clinical documentation tools that... More

Week in Review 3/13/15

March 13, 2015

CMS announced the “Next Generation ACO Model” early last week. The program will be CMS’ third ACO initiative, following the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)... More

Surgical Block Utilization

March 9, 2015

Health Care organizations are under immense pressure to maximize revenue whenever possible. No area of care is immune from these forces. For peri-operative areas, one... More

Week in Review 3/6/15

March 6, 2015

A new report from KLAS finds that competition between Epic and Cerner is “closer than it has been in years past,” with a greater number... More

Coaching Corner: 5 Tips for Sharing Information

March 5, 2015

Excellent written and verbal communication is a crucial skill in any professional role, especially consulting; and is important in-person and virtually via technology. Here are... 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 2/27/15

February 27, 2015

Becker’s Healthcare released an article asking, “Is interoperability the new meaningful use?” The write up explores whether national interoperability can be achieved by the proposed... More

Week in Review 2/20/15

February 20, 2015

ONC recently published the draft version of its 2015 “Interoperability Roadmap.” The Roadmap lays out action items that ONC believes should be taken by a variety... More

Week in Review 2/13/15

February 13, 2015

New data from Kaufman Hall finds that hospital M&A activity continued at a strong pace in 2014, with 95 hospital transactions announced. The number is... More

Week in Review 2/6/15

February 6, 2015

There were two VERY big stories related to value-based payment models this week: HHS announced a goal to tie 50% of Medicare payments to “quality... More

What About Workarounds?

February 2, 2015

Remember your first Electronic Medical Record (EMR) installation project? Remember going into a room with the software vendors and “validating” your workflows? How comfortable were... More

Week in Review 1/30/15

January 30, 2015

Some big – and surprising – news on the Meaningful Use (MU) front, as CMS indicated it is considering shortening the 2015 EHR reporting period... More

Fast-Paced Society Needs Medical Data to Keep Up

January 26, 2015

Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today’s electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially... 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