Impact Insights

Focus on High Value, High Impact Optimization Areas to Drive Benefits Realization

April 4, 2017

Two years ago, we reported that nearly 70% of health systems had failed to achieve the expected value from their EHR investments. In late 2015... More

KLAS Recognizes Impact Advisors as Clinical Optimization Leader

February 6, 2017

This week KLAS, a research firm that independently monitors vendor performance through the active participation of thousands of healthcare organizations, released its annual Best in... More

Physician Engagement for EHR Implementation

December 12, 2016

Physicians, like most people, feel overwhelmed by and resistant to change.  EHR implementation, whether moving from paper to EHR or from one EHR to another... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits Part 4 – Race for the Finish Line…and Keep Going

November 14, 2016

Last week my home town was host to an ultra run to benefit cancer research. I’m not a runner.  None the less, as a physician... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits: Part 3 – Planning for Success

November 1, 2016

  Analogies abound related to planning for success. Consider the “Dress for Success” phenomenon of the 1990’s that has persisted to the point that every... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits: Part 2 – Identifying Benefits

October 25, 2016

  You’ve decided to set up a benefits realization program. Maybe your organization is implementing an EHR.  Maybe you are aggressively pursuing optimization or maybe... More

Achieving Clinical Benefits Realization – Start with the Basics

October 5, 2016

Clearly, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as technology enablers hold great promise for improving efficiency and quality. In spite of that, a majority of health systems... More

Impact Advisors Named “Top Clinical Transformation/Optimization Firm” in KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report

June 9, 2016

This week KLAS published its annual Healthcare IT Advisory performance report.  In it, Impact Advisors was honored with the distinctions of “Most Consistent Top Performer,”... More

Alphabet Soup of Value-Based Care

April 11, 2016

Confused by the alphabet soup of government value-based reimbursement programs coming down the pike? You are not alone. Meaningful Use, Value-Based Modifiers, PQRS, Hospital Acquired... More

Population Health Management Vendor Selection

April 1, 2015

As more and more organizations embrace population health management as a strategy to succeed in the emerging new paradigm of value-based payment, many are facing... More

Population Health Management: Developing a Roadmap

March 3, 2015

For the past several years the healthcare industry has been ablaze with discussions about “population health.” With the advent of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and... More

Living the Optimization Life

January 14, 2015

You’ve implemented your EHR but so far your organization is not realizing the promised “value” that an EHR should bring.  Now what?  Perhaps your organization... More

Population Health Management, White Paper Preview

January 5, 2015

If one were to Google “Population Health Management,” a less than one second search returns nearly 65 Million results. Needless to say, that’s a lot.... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part III

August 18, 2014

How to Think Like a Physician When Designing Keep it simple when designing systems for physicians.  While it may not be simple to build, an... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part II

August 11, 2014

One-on-One Meetings: One-on-one physician meetings will often be brief and may occur in the middle of a chaotic workday.  To be successful consider the following:... More