Leading Healthcare Advisory Services Firm Sees Many Organizations Challenged by Three Key Requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2

Chicago, IL (August 13, 2013) – As Meaningful Use Stage 2 approaches, many eligible professionals (EPs), hospitals, and healthcare systems are gaining an appreciation for the inherent complexities of the new requirements – particularly the measures associated with Transitions of Care, Patient Engagement, and Quality Reporting. Overall, there is a growing concern in the industry that these three measures alone will cause many providers to not meet Stage 2 in 2014, potentially resulting in lost incentive payments – and in some cases penalties – under the federal Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

“Meaningful Use Stage 2 is much more complicated than the first stage,” said Laura Kreofsky, Principal Advisor at Impact Advisors. “We are seeing 80 to 90 percent of providers struggle to implement the new requirements because of the complexity of these three measures alone and the challenges in operationalizing the measures in their unique environments,” specifically:

To help organizations address these key challenges, as well as all aspects of Stage 2, Impact Advisors works closely with leading healthcare organizations’ clinical and IT leadership to help them understand and plan for the technical and workflow changes needed.  The firm has also established a networking group for MU Program Managers from across the country to meet virtually to address questions and share best practices. For more information on Impact Advisors, visit www.impact-advisors.com.

About Impact Advisors

Impact Advisors, LLC is a privately held healthcare technology consulting firm based in Naperville, Illinois dedicated to providing premier advisory services to leading hospitals and health systems. Impact Advisors’ Associates bring deep domain knowledge in healthcare IT and applied operational experience in a variety of strategic, implementation and operational areas.

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