Impact Insights

Enterprise Imaging: Answers to Fundamental Questions

April 20, 2020

This is the second blog in a series about enterprise imaging. The first blog about what it is and why have it can be found... More

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity

April 13, 2020

Applications for this program open today (April 13, 2020) at Noon EST at https://www.fcc.gov/covid-19-telehealth-program UPDATE: APPLICATION PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE The FCC application portal is now... 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

Enterprise Imaging: What is It and Why have It?

January 23, 2020

Healthcare delivery is moving from specialized silos of patient care to an integrated team of health specialists sharing patient information. Enterprise imaging (EI) focuses on... 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

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

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

PCI-DSS Compliance in the Connected Healthcare Environment

March 21, 2018

Financial transactions between multiple parties make the exchange of financial data commonplace in a connected environment like an integrated health system. Some payments are so... More

Is a Virtual CISO Right for Your Organization?

February 27, 2018

Information security is a high priority for healthcare organizations, and it takes more than a focused initiative to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and availability... 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

Privacy Notices Are Getting a Makeover – GDPR Compliance

January 9, 2018

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact how healthcare organizations based in the U.S. and around the world communicate their Notice... More

GDPR Compliance – What US Healthcare Organizations Need to Do

January 9, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, will require U.S. healthcare organizations to think well beyond the Health Insurance... More

MIPS Cost Component – Three Things You Need to Know!

December 18, 2017

Included in the QPP Final Rule by CMS on (11/2/17) was a “reinstatement” of the Cost Component for MIPS, and CMS has confirmed that the Cost component will... More