Impact Insights

Merger and Acquisition in Healthcare – a Solution to a Problem or Problem In Need of a Solution?

May 23, 2016

Healthcare organizations, ranging from large Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN’s) to smaller independent healthcare systems and provider organizations, have been engaging in merger and acquisition activities... More

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about MIPS/MACRA RIGHT NOW!

May 17, 2016

As many of you know, the MIPS/MACRA “Proposed Rule” was recently released by CMS on April 27, 2016. What you may not know are some... More

Preparing Your Team For Go Live

May 4, 2016

It is only two months prior to your Practice Management application go live and there is anxiety in the air.  Everyone is panicking because of... More

Protecting Against Ransomware with Layered Security

April 28, 2016

Ransomware is rampant in our networks this year. Every week, the headlines announce another healthcare system that has had a downtime or outage due to... More

Alphabet Soup of Value-Based Care

April 11, 2016

Confused by the alphabet soup of government value-based reimbursement programs coming down the pike? You are not alone. Meaningful Use, Value-Based Modifiers, PQRS, Hospital Acquired... More

Continued Concerns Over Ransomware

April 7, 2016

Last month, I addressed protecting yourself from ransomware. At that time, ransomware was primarily an attack that was caused by an end user accessing infected... More

MIPS, MACRA & MU — The Next Evolution of Healthcare Payment Reform

April 7, 2016

“The meaningful use program as it has existed will now be effectively over.” — CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference,... More

Moneyball Meets Cost Modeling

April 4, 2016

 “Data itself doesn’t tell the future, or give the answer – but it can limit the field for you and make it manageable for you.”  ... More

Device Deployment in Large System Implementations, There are Things That I Know That I Know

March 14, 2016

There was a famous quote by a former Secretary of Defense that I have taken and modified a bit to fit my recent experiences: “There... More

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More

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

We’re Live! Hey, Where are my Reports?

February 15, 2016

It’s week two of go-live and things are not as crazy as you expected. The command center is still a bustle of energy and the... More