Insights From the Inside:
CHIME Members Discuss the Future of Managed Services

By James Luizzi, Senior Director Cumberland recently held a focus group with CHIME members from across the country to discuss the future of managed services. I had the pleasure of participating in the conversation and learning directly from senior IT healthcare leaders who are managing IT departments and making strategic decisions daily to improve the delivery of care. Three main …

Step Back To Move Forward on Interoperability

By Mike Penich, Partner We’re only days away from the July 1 enforcement date for CMS interoperability mandates related to patient access and provider directory APIs. Let’s face it – the process hasn’t exactly been easy. It was more complicated and more challenging than many vendors and payer organizations originally thought. Most payers have been hustling to meet requirements before …

Tegria Acquires Cumberland To Provide New and Enhanced Offerings for Healthcare Providers and Payers

Acquisition Advances Tegria’s Mission to Transform the Business of Healthcare SEATTLE, Wash. (Mar. 16, 2021) – Tegria today announced the acquisition of Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm for payers and providers. The move accelerates the growth of Tegria, launched by Providence in October 2020 to provide next-generation technologies and services to the healthcare sector. As a result …

Cumberland Ranked #2 in Payer IT Consulting Services by KLAS

March 10, 2021 Cumberland’s Payer IT Consulting Services were ranked No. 2 in the comprehensive 2021 Best in KLAS: Software & Services Report, which assesses some 1,200 products and services from more than 450 vendors. All rankings are a direct result of client feedback compiled by KLAS, the prestigious peer-reviewed healthcare technology research organization. Cumberland’s Payer IT Consulting Services earned …

MonitorMe Selects Cumberland To Optimize EHR Platform and Automate Billing Workflows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Cumberland announced today that the firm was selected by MonitorMe, a wellness concierge telehealth monitoring program, to lead an optimization project for the organization’s athenahealth platform, which serves as its core electronic health record (EHR) and includes support for registration, clinical care documentation and billing workflows. MonitorMe’s concierge telehealth monitoring solution is designed to …

Taking the Long View on Interoperability

By Mike Penich, Partner, Cumberland Payer Division Move quickly, but don’t forget the big picture It is crucial that health plans move quickly to meet the Patient Access and Provider Directory API requirements given the January 1, 2021, deadline for compliance with enforcement beginning six months later. While meeting the minimal requirements is the urgent priority, health plans must adopt …

Cumberland Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification To Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2020) – Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm, today announced that its Payer Division’s SaaS implementation of Office 365, Azure AD, Carbonite and ShareFile, as well as its Franklin, Tenn., office infrastructure have earned certified status for information security by HITRUST. This achievement places Cumberland in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have …

What Are the New CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules for Payers?

By Mike Penich, Partner, Cumberland Payer Division On March 9, 2020, two rules were issued by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). The objective is to drive interoperability and improve …

Cumberland Partners With Chronicled’s MediLedger Project To Advance Blockchain Supply Chain Networks for Pharma Manufacturers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2019) – Cumberland announced today that it has joined forces with Chronicled as a preferred systems integration partner for the San Francisco-based technology company’s MediLedger Project, an initiative that builds blockchain-powered ecosystems and supply chain solutions. Chronicled is helping the pharmaceutical industry to launch a permissioned blockchain network based on open standards and specifications. Cumberland was …