Impact Insights

Week in Review 10/30/15: Cybersecurity Bill; New Study on IT Benchmarking

October 30, 2015

SIGNIFICANT CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE… Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages private entities to exchange... More

Legacy Data Management: Strategic Considerations for Successful Clinical Data Abstraction

October 29, 2015

The healthcare marketplace is in the midst of a remarkably active period of consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions.  The healthcare systems that are joining forces must... More

Legacy Data Management

October 26, 2015

Most healthcare systems – whether implementing a new EMR or acquiring another system and integrating under one EMR – typically do not have a comprehensive... More

Week in Review 10/23/15: MU Clarifications from CMS; New Interoperability Metrics Coming?

October 23, 2015

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS FROM CMS ON THE MU FINAL RULE… In the time since the MU Final Rule was released in early October, CMS has issued... More

Week in Review 10/16/15 – and new White Paper on the MU Final Rule

October 16, 2015

REACTIONS TO THE MEANINGFUL USE FINAL RULE… Now that the dust has settled somewhat, industry stakeholders have finally had a chance to digest the MU... More

NHIT Week: Endless Health IT Capabilities

October 8, 2015

Need to pre-register for a planned hospital admission?  Done Want to upload your fitness activity from your Fitbit for your doctor to see?  Done Want... More

NHIT WEEK: Close to the Heart – Electronic Medication Reconciliation

October 6, 2015

One of the first projects I was given as a healthcare IT Application Analyst was Electronic Medication Reconciliation. Tasked with defining a process for electronically... More

Week in Review 10/2/15

October 2, 2015

THE INDUSTRY TRANSITIONS TO ICD-10… The healthcare industry finally “flipped the switch” and made the highly anticipated conversion to ICD-10 code sets this past Thursday... More

Week in Review 9/25/15

September 25, 2015

THE TRANSITION TO ICD-10 IS THIS WEEK… After a number of delays, the conversion to ICD-10 code sets is finally set to take effect this... More

Week in Review 9/18/15

September 18, 2015

THE MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 SAGA CONTINUES… Earlier this week, the chairman of the Senate HELP Committee (Sen. Lamar Alexander), called on CMS to hold... More

Week in Review 9/4/15

September 4, 2015

THE WORLDWIDE WEARABLES MARKET GREW 223% IN Q2 OF 2015… Even though Apple just entered the wearables space last quarter, the Apple Watch is already... More

Week in Review – and new EHR Optimization survey – 8/28/15

August 28, 2015

NEW IMPACT ADVISORS SURVEY FINDS OPTIMIZATION IS A TOP PRIORITY… Impact Advisors has just published a report based on results from an online survey of... More

Week in Review 8/21/15

August 21, 2015

PATIENCE IS WEARING THIN AS PROVIDERS WAIT FOR THE FINAL RULE ON MEANINGFUL USE CHANGES… A number of hospitals and IT stakeholders recently sent separate... More

Week in Review 8/14/15

August 14, 2015

HIE PROGRESS – OR LACK THEREOF? … A survey presented at a recent HIT Policy Committee meeting suggests an increase in the number of hospitals... More

Week in Review 8/7/15

August 7, 2015

EHR FRUSTRATIONS AT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS… Close to 20% of community hospitals are “actively looking to replace their EHR vendor,” according to a new report from... More