Impact Insights

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

The COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Package: What Does it Mean for Providers

March 27, 2020

Congress has officially passed the $2 trillion COVID-19 federal stimulus package – the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (or “CARES Act”) – which... More

Pivoting to Quickly Operationalize Telehealth for COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Health systems across the U.S. are mobilizing to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth has become a vital tool to meet the critical needs for... More

COVID-19: Best Practices from the Front Line

March 24, 2020

The healthcare industry’s response to COVID-19, or coronavirus, is rapidly changing. This pandemic presents a new set of challenges for our clients and their staff.... More

Improving Telehealth Programs: Tips and Advice for National Health IT Week

September 24, 2019

As we embark on National Health IT Week, I am excited to see that expanding access to broadband and Telehealth is one of the key... More

Considering Telemedicine? Don’t Be Afraid. Funding Is Out There.

August 14, 2017

During a recent health system project that involved implementing a telemedicine program in rural clinics, sources of initial funding and ongoing reimbursement for this type... 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

Week in Review 11/13/15 – Hospital EHR Adoption; Use of Mobile Apps

November 13, 2015

HOSPITAL EHR ADOPTION ON THE RISE… A new study in Health Affairs finds that 75% of U.S. hospitals had at least a “basic” EHR in... More

Week in Review 11/6/15: Update on Senate HIT Bill; Fascinating Approach to Analytics

November 6, 2015

A SENATE BILL TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON… Politico reported earlier this week that the Senate HELP Committee may soon release its version... More

Week in Review 9/18/15

September 18, 2015

THE MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3 SAGA CONTINUES… Earlier this week, the chairman of the Senate HELP Committee (Sen. Lamar Alexander), called on CMS to hold... More

Week in Review – and new EHR Optimization survey – 8/28/15

August 28, 2015

NEW IMPACT ADVISORS SURVEY FINDS OPTIMIZATION IS A TOP PRIORITY… Impact Advisors has just published a report based on results from an online survey of... 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

Unified Communications Primer Part II: Telehealth

February 17, 2015

Telehealth is Happening Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine, which provides long-distance clinical care via technology enabled communications. Telehealth encompasses telemedicine and also focuses on... More

Week in Review 11/4/14

November 7, 2014

The final version of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes payment for telehealth and chronic care management services.  CMS added a scope of service... 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