Impact Insights

Week in Review 6/26/15

June 26, 2015

An interesting new HIMSS survey of HIEs, vendors, and providers looks at attitudes and approaches to Direct Messaging.  The most frequently cited use of Direct... More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Meaningful Use Stage 3: Objective 4 – CPOE

June 23, 2015

Today we’ll address the fourth of our proposed Stage 3 objectives, “CPOE” (Computerized Provider/Physician Order Entry). As a reminder, the complete Stage 3 proposed rule... More

Week in Review 4/24/15

April 24, 2015

An excellent article in Modern Healthcare looks at the current state – and current challenges – of data exchange.  The article notes there is more... 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

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

Dr. Smartphone to the Rescue

February 24, 2015

A “new” life saving device may already be in your pocket or purse. Your smartphone! The constant development of mobile technology has led to hundreds... 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

Meaningful Use 2014: Lessons Learned & Looking Ahead

January 22, 2015

Once again, Meaningful Use (MU) is in the news, as it was reported that the Stage 3 proposed rule could be published as soon as... More

When an IT Project Isn’t an IT Project

January 20, 2015

A critical success factor of any Information Technology (IT) system implementation is to understand customer needs as thoroughly as possible. Even with the best planning... More

Week in Review 1/16/15

January 16, 2015

“Financial challenges” were the biggest concern for hospital CEOs in 2014, according to the annual survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Healthcare reform implementation”... More

Living the Optimization Life

January 14, 2015

You’ve implemented your EHR but so far your organization is not realizing the promised “value” that an EHR should bring.  Now what?  Perhaps your organization... More

The Great Train Gain: Tips for Creating a Successful Training Plan

January 12, 2015

“Another new IT initiative? More time at the computer? Something new to learn? Ahhhhh!” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Implementing new IT functionality in... More

Week in Review 1/9/15

January 9, 2015

HHS has submitted the proposed rule on Meaningful Use Stage 3 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Review by OMB is usually the last... More

Week in Review 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

Politico reports that the latest version of Congress’ omnibus spending bill – which was passed last night – does not include language that would delay... More