Impact Insights

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

Meaningful Use Stage 3: Summary & Early Impressions

March 24, 2015

On Friday, March 20, 2015 CMS released the highly anticipated proposed rule for Stage 3 of meaningful use.  A few important notes on the following... More

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

Project Management – Skill or Art?

March 11, 2015

One of the areas posing challenges to many healthcare organizations is project management; not just the mechanics of executing  projects but more globally, the project... 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

Reporting, a Building Block for Data Analytics

February 25, 2015

It goes without saying that the effective capture of data is a foundational step for reporting and data analytics, but where does the aspect of... More