Impact Insights

2022 PFS Proposed Rule Part 1: Traditional MIPS Program Proposals

July 22, 2021

This month, CMS released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which also governs the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for healthcare providers. Check out... More

Applications: What’s In Your Portfolio?

July 22, 2021

As a result of significant and rapid acquisition activity, or in some cases simple organic growth without strong governance, many healthcare organizations remain highly siloed,... More

2022 PFS Proposed Rule: Significant Changes to MIPS Coming!

July 20, 2021

On July 13, 2021, CMS released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which of course also governs the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for... More

Newsflash: TEFCA Anticipated to be LIVE in 2022!

July 16, 2021

This week, Micky Tripathi (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) and Mariann Yeager (CEO of the Sequoia Project, the TEFCA-Recognized Coordinating Entity) announced that they... More

How to Ensure a Healthy Relationship with Your Epic Community Connect Partner

June 24, 2021

A Community Connect program is a strategic decision by a health system to extend its Epic electronic health record (EHR) software to community physicians and/or... More

Accessing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with ERP Reporting

June 16, 2021

The Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements and more recent attacks on people of Asian descent have focused attention on continued injustice toward vulnerable populations.... More

Remote Work: Three Ways to be More Present

June 4, 2021

“Oh sorry, I couldn’t get off mute.” In the past 15 months, almost every remote technology employee has become painfully familiar with this phrase. Adjusting... More

Second Round of Funding for FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Announced

April 20, 2021

For those of you who are familiar with the earlier Federal Communications Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC has announced that an additional $250 million... More

The Healthcare IT Travel Life: How It Started vs. How It’s Going

March 29, 2021

“Checking in, Mr. Weichmann?” Such a short, little sentence, yet its absence from my world lately has put a whole new spin on my professional... More

ERP System Cutovers: Lessons Learned

March 24, 2021

Planning for system cutovers takes time and attention to detail. In our first blog on the topic, we reviewed the different preparation considerations of an... More

Why Supply Chain Security Matters

March 8, 2021

The year 2020 may, in certain information security circles, be defined by two words: massive and devastating. But was it actually? That may be a... More

ERP System Cutovers: Preparation Considerations

February 25, 2021

Cutover planning for any technology implementation, whether it is a clinical equipment deployment, electronic health record (EHR) implementation, or an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system... More

Healthcare A/V: Critical to Plan, Challenging to Define, Deploy, and Support

February 10, 2021

I often hear project team members and leaders during budget revisions say, “Whoa, how did this get missed in our original planning estimates and why... More

Enterprise Imaging: Organizational Challenges and Lessons Learned

January 29, 2021

This is the eighth and final blog in a series looking at different aspects of implementing Enterprise Imaging (EI). Find links to blogs one through... More

Maximize Revenue Cycle with Key Performance Indicators

December 30, 2020

You enter the elevator with your hospital/health system chief financial officer or chief medical officer, and the conversation goes something like this. “How did the... More