Impact Insights

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

This past Friday (January 5, 2018) Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Draft Specifications for TEFCA – the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”... 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

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 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 7/17/15

July 17, 2015

THE CIO PERSPECTIVE ON OPTIMIZATION… A great new report based on a breakout session of 14 CIOs at the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference looks... More

Week in Review 5/29/15

May 29, 2015

The percentage of healthcare organizations that have adopted a “clinical and business intelligence solution” has increased only minimally over the last two years.  Politico reports... 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