Impact Insights

2020 ONC Cures Act Final Rule: What You Need to Know

March 18, 2020

Earlier this week (Monday, March 9, 2020) ONC released the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program Final... More

2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: What You Need to Know

January 30, 2020

Earlier this month (January 15), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public... More

Sequoia Project Announced as TEFCA’s Recognized Coordinating Entity

September 4, 2019

Yesterday (September 3, 2019) ONC announced that it has awarded the Sequoia Project the cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for... More

How Healthcare Interoperability Affects Information Security

May 9, 2019

The evolution of healthcare interoperability includes the exchange of patient information across organizations, vendors, technologies, and geographical boundaries. In some national debates, interoperability is defined... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell – Part 2

April 23, 2019

This past Friday (April 19, 2019) Health and Human Services (HHS) released its long awaited update to TEFCA–the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”. This... More

Overheard at HIMSS

March 5, 2019

Each year, everyone at Impact Advisors looks forward to the annual Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. As the largest conference of its... More

Interoperability and Information Blocking Proposed Rules from CMS & ONC

March 4, 2019

On February 11, 2019 CMS and ONC released complimentary proposed rules on Information Blocking and Interoperability. Long anticipated, these rules will influence how we exchange electronic... More

QPP Final Rule for 2019: Overview

November 8, 2018

This past Thursday, November 1, 2018, CMS released the 2,378 page Final Rule encompassing both the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program... More

QPP Proposed Rule for 2019: An Overview

July 19, 2018

This past Thursday, July 12, 2018, CMS released the “CY 2019 Quality Payment Program proposed rule,” along with an associated “Fact Sheet.” In today’s blog... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell

January 10, 2018

NOTE: To read about the recent (April 19, 2019) proposed rule update to TEFCA, please read our newest blog post “TEFCA in a Nutshell –... More

MIPS Information Blocking: Attestation Requirements

November 2, 2017

This past Thursday (10/26/17) CMS released a “Fact Sheet” detailing their specification that all Eligible Clinicians (ECs) attesting for MIPS will be required to attest... 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

Legacy Data Management Services: Archiving

January 25, 2016

As long as there has been healthcare IT, there have been system upgrades. And today’s environment sees more and more health systems transitioning to new... More

Merging Epic Instances – a Success Story

December 22, 2015

I had the opportunity to serve as the project manager on the second-ever initiative to merge two Epic instances into one and the first project... 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