Impact Insights

Don’t Forget the Ancillary Department Sauce!

December 8, 2014

The term ancillary can be defined in many ways. Some definitions may be: Providing necessary support to the primary activities; Operation of an organization, institution,... More

C-Suite Analytics During an EHR Go-Live

December 2, 2014

You’re about to go live with your shiny new EHR solution after months of design, build, test and training. Everyone is so excited about the... More

Be the Life of the (Third) Party

November 19, 2014

Choosing your new core vendor and starting the implementation of an access and revenue, clinical and ancillary platform is an exciting event in any healthcare... More

Week in Review 11/14/14

November 14, 2014

The FY 2015 Work Plan from HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests even more oversight around HIPAA compliance and EHR incentive payments is coming:... More

Reflections following Cerner Health Conference 2014

November 10, 2014

As I travel home after participating in the Cerner Health Conference 2014 held in Kansas City, MO, I feel gratitude for the wonderful opportunity that... More

Don’t Make This Mistake When Implementing an EHR

November 5, 2014

The implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a transformational endeavor that requires an extraordinary amount of effort and resources. The effort and... More

Week in Review 10/31/14

October 31, 2014

The top 1% of patients account for 22% of costs. Becker Hospital Review shared a recent report by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey which also... More

Centralizing Analytics – A Best Practice?

October 28, 2014

Today our topic is analytics and immediately several important questions come to mind. How does a progressive healthcare organization provide analytics and reporting services in... More

The Big “Little” Things in Big Projects

October 27, 2014

A large project such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is daunting and intense for any organization. These type of transformational projects are typically... More

Week in Review 10/24/14

October 24, 2014

HHS has transitioned National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo (a.k.a. the head of ONC) to Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, effective immediately. Government Health... More

Week in Review 10/17/14

October 17, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that less than half (!) of provider organizations believe their EHR vendor “cooperates well with other vendors.” According to... More

Healthcare Trends 2014, White Paper Preview

October 13, 2014

Without a doubt, healthcare is in another period of profound revolution. But then again, when hasn’t it been? There are always so many emerging trends... More

Week in Review 10/3/14

October 3, 2014

40% of in-network payments from commercial health plans are now “value-oriented,” according to new data from the Catalyst for Payment Reform. “Value-oriented” payments are defined... More

Epic Security Recommendations Using the Integrated Workgroup Security Model

September 24, 2014

Having the greatest Epic system in the world won’t provide value if users are unable to access it properly and efficiently. The following recommendations will... More

Week in Review 9/19/14

September 19, 2014

Happy National Health IT Week! Is Congress getting into the spirit of National Health IT Week, too? One of this year’s “Asks” was related to minimizing... More