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At Impact Advisors, our employees average more than 20 years of experience and we know the importance of sharing our expert insights with the healthcare industry. Here you will find a continuously updated list of our most recent press releases and news stories.



June 7, 2017

Impact Advisors Named to CRN’s 2017 Solution Provider 500 List

The Channel Company has named Impact Advisors to its CRN's 2017 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.


May 31, 2017

EHR Vendor Carves Out a Niche in Rapidly Developing Sector

In a recent Healthcare Informatics article, Liam Bouchier, Senior Advisor, shares his insight about the EHR vendor landscape, including a trend of ongoing consolidation and he expects that consolidation to continue.


May 30, 2017

Impact Advisors Named to the Healthcare Informatics 100 List

Impact Advisors, a leading provider of healthcare information services, has been ranked on the annual Healthcare Informatics HCI 100 list of the highest revenue-earning healthcare IT companies.


May 22, 2017

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for Eighth Consecutive Year

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the eighth consecutive year, as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


May 9, 2017

Lydon Neumann Named One of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants for 2017

Lydon Neumann, Vice President at Impact Advisors, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, was named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2017 by Consulting Magazine. Lydon was one of three to be recognized in the Excellence in Healthcare category. He will attend the Top 25 Consultants awards dinner on June 15 at The Mandarin Oriental in New York.


May 1, 2017

EHR Insider: Patient Engagement Proving to Be Tricky

Dr. Dan Golder's recent article in Physician's Practice share how the advent and evolution of meaningful use and the recent introduction of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), providers know a portion of their reimbursement will be tied to these initiatives, which include stipulations on patient interaction with EHRs. In short, to receive full payment from Medicare and Medicaid, providers and hospitals must encourage patients to adopt technology and become active partners in their care.


May 1, 2017

Patients at Florida Hospital for Children Receive Special Backpack Delivery from Impact Advisors

Impact Advisors partners with Southwest Airlines, Orlando Magic and Miss Florida to pack and deliver 200 backpacks for young patients


April 21, 2017

In an Ever-Intensifying Threat Environment, Healthcare CISO’s Become Part of the Bigger Picture

Establishing a culture of security is critically important in healthcare organizations. As such, the CISO is now becoming a senior executive-level position. Adam Tallinger, Vice President, shares why creating a culture of security carries equal weight to everything else that an organization dedicates culture to.


April 10, 2017

Impact Advisors Names Two New Vice Presidents

Impact Advisors has added two new Vice Presidents to its leadership team, Rob Faix and Mike Garzone. In the Vice President role, both Faix and Garzone will be responsible for multiple client relationships and the quality of results at those organizations.


March 28, 2017

Readers Write: In a Fog About the Cloud?

While large leaps into IoT and Fog Computing won’t be seen in the typical hospital for a few years, forthcoming IoT devices will route alarms from equipment to care providers, warn of fall risks, automate re-supply of equipment and meds, track clinical process flow, mitigate queuing, and heighten the use of autonomous robots for specimen collection, supply delivery, and remote telemedicine visits. Read Alan Dash's complete "Readers Write" article on HIStalk.


March 27, 2017

In a Top Heavy EHR Market, Optimization Becomes Focus

Consolidation in the EHR market is forcing many vendors to exit the space. Now, the onus is on those remaining vendors to make sure their products streamline processes and improve the user experience. Tonya Edwards shares her perspective in this Healthcare Informatics article.


March 23, 2017

Consulting Magazine Features CEO Peter Smith in One on One Article

Consulting Magazine sat down with Peter Smith who gave a firm-side and market-side rundown of the last decade and a preview of what’s to come in the next one.


February 20, 2017

An Interoperability Progress Report: Overcoming Hurdles to Sharing Patient Data

Radiologists have adapted to countless advances in imaging technology in the past few decades. As the conversation turns to how to use data—from imaging technology or otherwise—via a greater push for data mobility and analytics, the question often asked is, "Where does interoperability fit in?"


February 17, 2017

Cybersecurity as a Team Sport: Governance, Organization, Strategy and Tactics

Thirteen chief information officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) of leading health systems gathered in Chicago to share best practices and lessons learned regarding information-security programs. These healthcare executives also explored lessons from other industries on innovative cybersecurity strategies. This report captures their discussion and shared insights.


February 9, 2017

Impact Advisors Celebrates 10 Years of Improving Healthcare Through Technology

Brothers Andy and Peter Smith founded Impact Advisors on the premise of building the nation’s premier healthcare technology consulting firm whose focus is providing quality service and creating a home for the most talented associates. Enjoying consistent annual growth, the firm has provided award-winning healthcare IT consulting services to well over 250 clients worldwide.


January 31, 2017

Impact Advisors Earns High Marks from 2017 Best in KLAS: Software and Services Report

Impact Advisors has received a Best in KLAS or Category Leader distinction over nine consecutive years, earning number two Overall IT Services Firm, Clinical Optimization Category Leader Award, and favorable ranking HIT Advisory Services and HIT Implementation Leadership.


January 17, 2017

Everything doctors should know about ICD-10 glitch

CMS has announced a glitch in the quality reporting measures brought upon by the changes in the ICD-CM (Clinical Modification) and ICD-PCS (Procedural Coding System) updates that went into affect Oct. 1. Dr. Dan Golder explains what doctors should know about the ICD-10 glitch.


November 11, 2016

Healthcare Analytics’ New World

Dr. Dan Golder and Scott Pillittere share their thoughts in the first part of this Healthcare Informatics Special Report on data analytics. In this article, industry leaders take a look at the strategies and challenges around leveraging robust data analytics and IT for continuous performance improvement.


November 3, 2016

Jenny McCaskey Named One of Consulting Magazine’s Top 12 Women Leaders in Consulting

Jenny McCaskey, Vice President at Impact Advisors was named one of the “Women Leaders in Consulting” of 2016 by Consulting Magazine.


October 18, 2016

MIPS breakdown: 6 must-know parts of the MACRA final rule

Principal Dan Golder shares the six "must-know" parts of the MIPS/MACRA Final Rule with Becker's Hospital Review.


October 12, 2016

Impact Advisors Announces Winners of Pet Supermodel Contest

Impact Advisors, LLC has announced the official winners of its 6th Annual Pet Supermodel Contest. With nearly 8,000 views and 7,766 votes cast, the competition was “ruff,” but it was a “purr-fect” employee engagement activity.


October 11, 2016

Impact Advisors Ranked #3 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List

Impact Advisors, LLC is proud to announce that it has been ranked #3 out of 100 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. This is the seventh consecutive year that Impact Advisors has been recognized on this prestigious list.


September 21, 2016

Impact Advisors Volunteers with SCARCE DuPage

Impact Advisors, LLC volunteered with School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE) DuPage, an organization dedicated to inspiring people through environmental education and teaching people how they can keep recyclable items out of landfills by reusing them.


September 20, 2016

Impact Advisors to Participate in National Health IT Week

Impact Advisors, LLC, is partnering with hundreds of organizations across the country to celebrate National Health IT (NHIT) Week from September 26-30.


September 19, 2016

Catching Up with Tim Zoph, and Parsing the Current Inflection Point in U.S. Healthcare

Client Executive and Strategist Tim Zoph spent some time catching up with Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland.


September 19, 2016

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms List

Impact Advisors, LLC, today announced that it has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms for the third consecutive year.


September 12, 2016

Impact Advisors Named to Consulting Magazine’s Best Small Firms to Work For List

Impact Advisors announced today that it has been ranked number six on Consulting Magazine’s Best Small Firms to Work For list.


August 29, 2016

Impact Advisors Ranked Among Modern Healthcare’s Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms

Impact Advisors announced today that it has been ranked among Modern Healthcare’s Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms. The firm is ranked seventeenth out of more than 40 firms recognized.


August 9, 2016

Banner Health cyberattack brings layered security strategy into focus

Derek Jones speaks to Becker's Hospital Review about layered security strategies after the Banner Health cyberattack.


August 8, 2016

Hack of Banner systems highlights the need for more firewalls

Derek Jones talks to Health Data Management about why hospitals and health systems should adopt a layered security approach.


July 28, 2016

RCM in the New Healthcare: How Hospitals and Health Systems are Adapting to Change

Vice President Scott Pillittere sat down for a Q&A with Healthcare Informatics to discuss some of the biggest Revenue Cycle challenges hospitals and health systems are facing.


July 25, 2016

With MACRA looming, doctors can’t afford waiting to plumb its intricacies

Principal Dan Golder shares his insights on MACRA in a recent Modern Healthcare article.


July 22, 2016

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)

Physician Executive Dr. Tonya Edwards spoke to Healthcare Informatics for the article, "From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 2)." The discussion is a recap from the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit.


July 13, 2016

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List for Seventh Consecutive Year

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected – for the seventh consecutive year – as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


July 12, 2016

From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 1)

Physician Executive Dr. Tonya Edwards shares some CIO insights on key IT-enabled strategies for value-based care with Healthcare Informatics in the article, "From the Lens of a CIO: Moving Forward on Value-Based Care Efforts Without a Roadmap (Part 1)." The discussion is a recap from the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit.


July 12, 2016

Impact Advisors Participates in Run to Home Base Event

Impact Advisors is participating in the 2016 Run to Home Base Event at Fenway Park in Boston for the sixth consecutive year.


July 11, 2016

Impact Advisors’ Peter Smith Named as one of Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Consultants”

Impact Advisors announced today that Peter Smith, Chief Executive Officer, has been named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2016 by Consulting Magazine. Smith is being recognized in the “Excellence in Healthcare” category.


June 27, 2016

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Data Management

Senior Advisor Shaman Akhtar talked to Healthcare Informatics about the growing need for legacy data management expertise.


June 23, 2016

The Healthcare Informatics 100 Product Breakouts: Financial Information Systems

Vice President Scott Pillittere spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the trends in the Financial Information Systems market.


June 21, 2016

Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit Highlights the IT Challenges in Creating Clinically Integrated Networks

Driven by the accelerating trend toward alternative payment models that reward quality rather than volume, CIOs from some of the nation’s leading health systems gathered at the recent Scottsdale Institute (SI) Annual Conference and CIO Summit to share experiences in the IT challenges of building clinically integrated networks, a key underpinning of value-based, accountable care. The CIO Summit was hosted by Scottsdale Institute, a not-for-profit membership organization of health systems advanced in IT and supported by Impact Advisors.


June 9, 2016

Impact Advisors Named to CRN 2016 SP500 List

Impact Advisors announced today that it was named to The Channel Company’s CRN® 2016 Solution Provider 500 (SP500) list.


June 7, 2016

Impact Advisors Achieves Top Overall Performance Score in KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report; Recognized as Highest-Rated Comprehensive Advisory Firm

Impact Advisors announced today that it has earned the top score of 97.1 in overall performance in the comprehensive quadrant of the KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report.


May 5, 2016

Impact Advisors Earns Top Scores on KLAS Epic Consulting Report

Impact Advisors announced today it has been rated as the top performing Epic consulting firm, with a score of 93.5 in the Broad category, in the Epic Consulting 2016 Performance Report released by KLAS.


April 28, 2016

Impact Advisors Delivers Teddy Bears to Patients at Florida Hospital for Children

Impact Advisors delivered 150 teddy bears today to patients at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla. The firm was in Orlando for its annual all staff retreat, ImpactPalooza.


April 19, 2016

What We Know About Value-Based Care Under MACRA, MIPS, APMs

Impact Advisors was mentioned in a recent RevCycle Intelligence article focused on value-based care under MACRA, MIPS and APMs. Our white paper, "Transforming Clinical Care: Why Optimization of Clinical Systems Can’t Wait," was featured in the article.


April 6, 2016

MACRA Raises Need for EHR Optimization, Other Improvements

EHRIntelligence featured our recent white paper on clinical optimization, "Transforming Clinical Care: Why Optimization of Clinical Systems Can’t Wait."


March 21, 2016

Impact Advisors’ Named to Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” List

Impact Advisors, LLC, is pleased to announce that it has been named as a Becker’s Healthcare “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” This is the second year in a row the firm has been included on the list.


March 16, 2016

Impact Advisors Names New Vice President

Impact Advisors announced today that Michael Nutter has been promoted to Vice President. Nutter will continue to enhance and sustain the firm’s culture by focusing on the foundational elements of the organization’s mission, vision, values and guiding principles as they relate to inspiring employee engagement and associate satisfaction.


March 10, 2016

Impact Advisors’ Mike Hannon Named to Consulting Magazine’s “Rising Stars of the Profession” List

Impact Advisors announced today that Senior Advisor Mike Hannon was named one of Consulting magazine’s “Rising Stars of the Profession: Thirty Five Under 35.” Hannon was recognized in the “Excellence in Healthcare” category.


February 23, 2016

Timothy Zoph Joins Impact Advisors

Impact Advisors announced today that Timothy Zoph has joined the organization as a Strategic Advisor and Client Executive.


February 11, 2016

Epic’s Remote Hosting Resurgence

Vice President Lydon Neumann talks to HIStalk about Epic's remote hosting resurgence and how the market is responding to its re-entry.


February 5, 2016

CIOs Convene: Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Biggest IT Challenges Facing their Organizations in the Year Ahead (Part 2)

Read Part 2 of the Healthcare Informatics interview with our very own Dr. Tonya Edwards and Baptist Health Kentucky CIO, Dr. David Bensema. The conversation was a recap of the 2015 Scottsdale Institute Fall CIO Summit and focuses on the biggest IT challenges facing organizations for 2016.


February 1, 2016

Impact Advisors Recognized as Best Overall IT Services Firm by KLAS

Impact Advisors today announced that it has received 2015/2016 Best in KLAS distinctions for the eighth consecutive year. Impact Advisors is ranked in the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report as the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS Overall IT Services Firm and the number one firm in the IT Advisory Services market segment.


January 27, 2016

CIOs Convene: Healthcare Leaders Discuss the Biggest IT Challenges Facing their Organizations in the Year Ahead (Part 1)

Healthcare Informatics spoke to our very own Dr. Tonya Edwards and Baptist Health Kentucky CIO, Dr. David Bensema about the biggest IT challenges facing organizations for 2016. The conversation was a recap of the 2015 Scottsdale Institute Fall CIO Summit.


January 25, 2016

Moving Past the “Model Hospital” with Revenue Cycle Management

Vice President Scott Pillittere talks to RevCycleIntelligence.com about how to successfully implement a revenue cycle management technology solution.


January 22, 2016

8 CIO concerns for 2016

COO Todd Hollowell talks to Becker's Hospital Review about key events, themes and challenges for CIOs to focus on in the upcoming year.


January 19, 2016

Next Steps for the EHR Code of Conduct

Dr. Dan Golder speaks with For the Record magazine about the EHR Code of Conduct.


January 14, 2016

The new MU: What’s next for providers and EHRs

Dr. Dan Golder talks to Becker's Hospital Review about what is next for providers and EHRs after CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt announced the end of the MU program.


January 4, 2016

President Obama signs MU hardship exemption bill into law

Dr. Dan Golder comments on the recent passage of the MU hardship exemption bill.


December 23, 2015

Blanket MU hardship exemption a relief to providers, CMS alike

Dr. Dan Golder discussed the MU hardship exemption recently passed by Congress with Becker's Hospital Review.


December 8, 2015

ICD-10 Two Months In: Consultants Give an Inside Look at How the Transition Has Impacted the Industry

Senior Advisor Ingrid Moyer talks to Healthcare Informatics about how the ICD-10 transition has impacted the industry so far.


December 7, 2015

Top Healthcare Data Security Issues for the C-Suite

Principal Rob Faix talks to HealthITSecurity.com about what the C-Suite should be considering when developing their security strategies for 2016.


December 7, 2015

Will EHR Optimization Projects Take Center Stage in 2016?

Physician Executive Dr. Tonya Edwards shares her thoughts on EHR optimization in 2016 with EHR Intelligence.


November 23, 2015

How to Avoid IT Pitfalls When Buying Physician Practices

Vice President Kent Gray talks to Health Data Management about IT considerations hospitals should think about before purchasing a practice.


November 18, 2015

Healthcare CIOs Discuss Challenges and Priorities for Coming Year

This past September, eight CIOs from some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations convened at the annual Scottsdale Institute Fall CIO Summit to discuss the most important IT related challenges their health systems are facing and the strategies to position their organizations for success over the next year. The Summit was hosted by the Scottsdale Institute, a not-for-profit membership organization of health systems advanced in IT, and sponsored by Impact Advisors. The conversations and key findings from the Summit are outlined in the report, “The New World of the Health System CIO: Consumers, Consolidation and Crooks.”


November 16, 2015

Five Reasons to Stay with Your EHR Vendor

Principal Mike Costa suggests some reasons why you should stay with your current EHR vendor in this Physician's Practice article.


November 13, 2015

Five Reasons to Leave your Current EHR Vendor

Principal Jeff Hawley shares his thoughts with Physicians Practice on when its time to consider leaving your EHR vendor.


October 28, 2015

Scottsdale Institute Benchmarking Program Article, Co-Sponsored by Impact Advisors, Published in Journal of Healthcare Information Management

Impact Advisors and the Scottsdale Institute (SI), a not-for-profit membership organization of health systems advanced in IT, today announced the publication of the peer-reviewed article, “A Unique Approach to Business Analytics: The Scottsdale Institute Health IT Benchmarking Program,” in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM).


October 27, 2015

A Unique Approach to Business Analytics: The Scottsdale Institute Benchmarking Program

"A Unique Approach to Business Analytics: The Scottsdale Institute Benchmarking Program" appears in the current issue of the Journal of Health Information Management (JHIM), a HIMSS peer-reviewed journal. Impact Advisors assisted Scottsdale Institute in conducting the study, which found that 100% of participants see significant value in the program.


October 21, 2015

Industry Experts Provide Meaningful Use Summaries, Analysis

EHRIntelligence summarized our recent white paper, "Summary and Analysis of the MU Final Rule: Modifications in 2015-17 and Stage 3 Requirements," in a recent article.


October 19, 2015

Impact Advisors Ranked #16 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been ranked #16 out of 100 on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list and is the #9 ranked supplier.


October 14, 2015

Even with final rule, MU3 likely isn’t finalized

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin shares his thoughts with Becker's Hospital Review about the MU Stage 3 Final Rule.


October 7, 2015

MU Industry Reaction: A Stage 3 Final Rule That May Not be So Final

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin shares some initial thoughts on the MU Stage 3 Final Rule with Healthcare Informatics.


October 2, 2015

Considerations for Successful Clinical Data Abstraction

Senior Advisor Anna Hundt writes about Clinical Data Abstraction in a recent Healthcare Informatics guest blog.


October 1, 2015

Impact Advisors Participates in National Health IT Week

Impact Advisors is partnering with hundreds of organizations across the country to celebrate National Health IT (NHIT) Week.


September 17, 2015

Population Health News: Thought Leaders Corner

Dr. Tonya Edwards talks about the role of hospitals in population health with Population Health News.


September 14, 2015

Impact Advisors Recognized as one of Consulting Magazine’s Best Small Firms to Work For in 2015

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Consulting Magazine’s Best Small Firms to Work For. The firm ranked sixth on the list.


September 11, 2015

Pressure on CIOs to pull value from EHRs

Healthcare IT News summarizes our latest white paper, "Realizing Value from an Enterprise EHR Investment," in a recent article.


September 10, 2015

ONC Reports 4x Spike in Providers Switching EHR Vendors

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin was recently quoted in a Health Data Management article focused on executives' opinions of their EHRs.


September 10, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms List

Impact Advisors today announced that it has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms.


September 8, 2015

Deconstructing the enigmatic hospital chargemaster

Vice President Scott Pillittere discusses the hospital chargemaster with Becker's Hospital Review.


September 4, 2015

Survey: CHIME Members Prioritize EHR Optimization

Healthcare Informatics ran an article featuring key findings from the firm's CHIME survey focused on optimization.


September 2, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms List

Impact Advisors today announced that it has been ranked on Modern Healthcare’s Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms list.


August 27, 2015

Optimization: It’s not about the IT

Dr. Tonya Edwards summarizes the report, Optimizing Healthcare IT: Challenges and Strategies for Success, in a byline article published by HIT Leaders & News.


August 25, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare List

Impact Advisors has been selected, for the sixth consecutive year, as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


August 19, 2015

Healthcare left in limbo waiting for MU modification, MU3 rules

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin discusses the pending MU Stage 3 rules with Becker's Hospital Review.


August 17, 2015

Crunch Time for ICD-10

Senior Advisor Alicia Waletzko shares insight on ICD-10 readiness with Health Data Management.


August 14, 2015

Payment rules, MU3 on collision course?

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin was quoted in a Healthcare IT News article discussing whether payment rules and MU Stage 3 can co-exist.


August 11, 2015

Impact Advisors Recognized by KLAS for Service Performance

Impact Advisors was recognized in the KLAS 2015 Midterm Performance Review: Software & Services Report for its service performance.


August 7, 2015

Senior Healthcare Consultant on MU: Providers Need More Breathing Room

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin talks to Healthcare Informatics about what's in store for MU for the remainder of 2015.


August 5, 2015

Health IT tip of the day: Budget time, as well as money

Vice President Ted Reynolds shares a "Health IT Tip of the Day" with Becker's Hospital Review.


August 3, 2015

Security threats keeping you up at night? 4 considerations for hospital leaders

Principal Rob Faix shares four security considerations for hospital leaders with Becker's Hospital Review.


July 30, 2015

RCM tip of the day: Start from scratch or optimize an existing system?

Senior Advisor Jacqueline Luster shares a revenue cycle tip with Becker's Hospital Review.


July 30, 2015

My EHR Vendor is Losing Market Share – What Should I Do?

Jason Fortin authored a guest post for HIStalk entitled, “My EHR Vendor is Losing Market Share – What Should I Do?”


July 27, 2015

Pending MU rules making hospitals, EHR vendors sweat

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin speaks with Healthcare IT News about the pending Meaningful Use rules.


July 20, 2015

Scott Pillittere Joins Impact Advisors’ Leadership Team

Impact Advisors announced today that Scott Pillittere has joined the organization as a Vice President and will be responsible for further enhancing the firm’s revenue cycle management practice.


July 17, 2015

5 Success Strategies for Healthcare Data Conversions

Senior Advisor Shaman Akhtar shares "5 Success Strategies for Healthcare Data Conversions" with Healthcare Informatics.


June 22, 2015

Healthcare CIOs Discuss Top Healthcare IT Optimization Strategies

This past spring, thirteen leading healthcare CIOs convened at the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit to discuss the optimization challenges their health systems are facing and the strategies needed to maximize the success of optimization projects.


June 15, 2015

CIOs agree that IT optimization is a team sport

Impact Advisors, in partnership with the Scottsdale Institute and 13 leading healthcare CIOs, recently compiled a report on what was discussed at the 2015 Spring CIO Summit. The report was mentioned in a blog posted on Modern Healthcare.


June 10, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to CRN Solution Provider 500

Impact Advisors, LLC announced today it was named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Solution Provider 500. The annual list, spanning eight categories, from hardware and software sales to managed IT services, recognizes the top revenue-generating technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America.


June 4, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to Crain’s “Fast Fifty” List for Third Year in a Row

Impact Advisors, LLC today announced that it has earned a spot on the Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast Fifty” list for the third year in a row.


June 1, 2015

Impact Advisors Welcomes Ted Reynolds

Impact Advisors announced today that Ted Reynolds has joined the organization as Vice President and will be responsible for providing strategic advisory services as well as expanding the firm’s implementation and performance improvement services.


May 14, 2015

Impact Advisors’ Todd Hollowell Named to Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Consultants” List

Todd Hollowell, Chief Operating Officer, was named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2015 by Consulting Magazine.


May 11, 2015

Lydon Neumann to Present at iHealth 2015

Vice President Lydon Neumann will be a panelist at the AMIA iHealth Conference on May 28 and 29 in Boston.


May 8, 2015

Three Steps for a Revenue Cycle Implementation

Senior Advisor Dani Voss authors a Healthcare Informatics guest blog discussing the three steps to a Revenue Cycle Implementation.


April 9, 2015

Inside the Epic, IBM, Impact Advisors DOD EHR bid

Epic, IBM and Impact Advisors discuss the team's approach for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) project bid with Becker's Hospital Review.


April 2, 2015

MU3 awakens ghosts of MU past

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin speaks with Becker's Hospital Review about the recent MU Stage 3 proposed rule.


March 24, 2015

Is the Stage 3 Proposed Rule Too Aggressive? Industry Experts React

Jason Fortin spoke to Healthcare Informatics about the Meaningful Use Stage 3 proposed rule specifically around the patient engagement and HIE requirements.


March 19, 2015

How To Choose The Right PHM Vendor

Read Dr. Tonya Edwards' tips on how to select the right population health management vendor in Health IT Outcomes.


March 16, 2015

Impact Advisors Named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” List

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”


February 26, 2015

mHealth… the Newest Front-door to Your Organization

Carl Fleming recently wrote a Healthcare Informatics guest blog discussing how mHealth is likely the newest front door to healthcare organizations.


February 26, 2015

Is Interoperability the New Meaningful Use?

Dr. Dan Golder speaks with Becker's Hospital Review about the ONC's Interoperability Roadmap.


February 20, 2015

Population Health Management Vendor Selection — Taming the Wave

Principal-Physician Advisor Tonya Edwards speaks with For the Record Magazine about selecting a population health management vendor.


February 17, 2015

Impact Advisors Expands Federal Health Focus with New Leader

Karen Friedrich has been hired as Principal and will lead the firm's Federal Health market.


February 9, 2015

Impact Advisors Welcomes New Executive Leader

Joseph Miccio was hired as Vice President and will be responsible for business development and managing client relationships in the firm’s Southwestern U.S. market.


February 9, 2015

The Hospital’s Guide to Getting Hacked

Principal Robert Faix shares some insight in Becker's Hospital Review's "Hospitals Guide to Getting Hacked."


February 3, 2015

Impact Advisors Recognized by KLAS as Best Overall IT Services Firm

Firm earns number one overall distinction from KLAS for three consecutive years.


January 27, 2015

Impact Advisors Names New Vice President

Jenny McCaskey promoted to provide client delivery services as well as identify new business opportunities within healthcare organizations with a focus on the firm’s Cerner practice.


January 26, 2015

A 6-Step Methodology for EHR Optimization

Health Data Management published a slideshow summarizing our latest white paper, "Optimization: The Next Frontier."


January 16, 2015

Six Steps to Optimizing your EHR

Becker's Hospital Review shares Impact Advisors' six-step approach to optimizing the EHR.


January 16, 2015

Six Steps for Outcomes-Based Improvement

Healthcare Informatics shares their thoughts on our latest white paper, "Optimization: The Next Frontier."


January 15, 2015

Impact Advisors Outlines Outcomes-Based Optimization Opportunities for Healthcare Systems

Firm explores quantitative and qualitative optimization strategies in latest white paper, "Optimization: The Next Frontier."


January 15, 2015

HIStalk Interviews Peter Smith, CEO, Impact Advisors

Peter Smith recently shared some industry insights in a CEO interview with HIStalk.


January 13, 2015

E-Records Draw Mixed Reviews From Doctors

Vice President John Stanley was quoted in an article on Electronic Medical Records that was published in the San Diego Union-Tribune.


January 12, 2015

IBM, Epic Form Advisory Group in Pursuit of DoD EHR

Health Data Management talks about the advisory group established by Epic and IBM to support the Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract bid.


January 8, 2015

Epic, IBM Form Advisory Group in Run for Department of Defense Contract

Becker's Hospital Review discusses Impact Advisors' shared Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) contract bid with IBM and Epic.


December 19, 2014

2014 in Meaningful Use; Looking Ahead to 2015

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin talks to Healthcare Informatics about Meaningful Use in 2014 and what to expect in 2015.


December 16, 2014

Digital Health Records: Pain and Gain

Principal Advisor Robert Faix shares his views in the Orlando Sentinel on electronic health records and whether they are a benefit or security risk.


December 15, 2014

Patient Portals Are a Gateway to Engagement

Physician Advisor Dr. Tonya Edwards spoke with Physician's Money Digest about meeting patient expectations through patient portals.


December 10, 2014

Paula Elliott Recognized as One of Consulting Magazine’s Top 12 “Women Leaders in Consulting”

Vice President Paula Elliott was recently named one of the “Women Leaders in Consulting” of 2014 by Consulting Magazine. Elliott was recognized in the Client Services Award category.


December 8, 2014

Population Health Management-Developing a Roadmap

Impact Advisors speaks with CHIME for the CIO Connection newsletter about how to build a roadmap for Population Health Management.


December 8, 2014

Today’s Number One Job Search Tool

Senior Advisor Cassie Sturdevant talks to CHIME about utilizing LinkedIn as a recruiting tool.


November 25, 2014

Principal Advisor Rob Faix to Speak at HIMSS Information Security Roundtable

Principal Advisor Rob Faix will join a panel of industry thought leaders to talk about taking a strategic approach to enhancing security and minimizing risk on December 4th at the Information Security Roundtable hosted by HIMSS Northern California Chapter.


November 24, 2014

Healthcare CIOs Highlight Strategies to Address Emerging Informatics Requirements

CIOs shared strategies, tactics and insights for emerging healthcare informatics in a recent report produced by Impact Advisors in partnership with the Scottsdale Institute.


November 19, 2014

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace: Strategies from the Scottsdale Institute 2014 Fall CIO Summit

This past September, a panel of eight healthcare Chief Information Officers (CIOs) convened for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit, sponsored by Impact Advisors in Chicago. The CIOs shared strategies, tactics and insights for emerging informatics requirements in the healthcare space, along with insights regarding the skill set that CIOs will need to lead organizations through the sea change occurring in healthcare. The findings were developed into a report, "Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace: Strategies from a CIO Summit" and were recently published by Healthcare Informatics.


November 13, 2014

Has MU Gone Up in Smoke?

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin recently helped For the Record Magazine answer the question: Has MU Gone Up in Smoke?


November 13, 2014

The ONC’s Idyllic Interoperability Idea

Vice President John Stanley talks to For the Record Magazine about the ONC's 10-year interoperability plan.


October 28, 2014

Physician Consultant: Value-Based Care Will Reach a Tipping Point

Physician Advisor Dr. Tonya Edwards shares her thoughts with Healthcare Informatics on the early population health management initiatives.


October 27, 2014

Paula Elliott Named One of Consulting Magazine’s Top 12 “Women Leaders in Consulting”

Impact Advisors’ Implementation Leader Receives Accolades from Consulting Magazine.


October 3, 2014

Carl Fleming to speak at Dallas Chamber of Commerce Technology Summit

Impact Advisors' Carl Fleming will talk about the future of healthcare technology as the keynote speaker at the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Technology Summit on November 4th.


September 30, 2014

Impact Advisors Named Highest Rated Enterprise Implementation Leadership Epic Partner by KLAS

Impact Advisors announced today that it has been named the Highest Rated Enterprise Implementation Leadership Epic Partner by KLAS.


September 16, 2014

Impact Advisors Named to Modern Healthcare’s “Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms” List

Impact Advisors announced today that it has been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Largest Revenue Cycle Management Firms.


September 15, 2014

Hacking in Healthcare: Don’t Get Caught in the Hype, Warns Consultant

Principal Advisor Rob Faix talks with Healthcare Informatics about hacking threats in healthcare.


September 15, 2014

Impact Advisors Participates in National Health IT Week

Impact Advisors is partnering with more than 425 organizations across the country to celebrate National Health IT (NHIT) Week.


September 15, 2014

Impact Advisors Recognized as one of Consulting Magazine’s Best Firms to Work For in 2014

Impact Advisors announced today that it has been ranked as a Best Small Firm to Work For in 2014 by Consulting Magazine.


September 5, 2014

Q&A: Bidding on the Mega DoD EHR Contract

Vice President Lydon Neumann recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about Impact's partnership with IBM and Epic for the DoD bid.


September 3, 2014

Hardline MU Rule Brings Little Provider Relief

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin recently spoke with Health Data Management about the new final MU rule.


August 20, 2014

Impact Advisors Named to Inc. 5000 List for Third Consecutive Year

Impact Advisors, LLC announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year.


August 18, 2014

Impact Advisors Celebrates Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” List Recognition

Impact Advisors, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the fifth consecutive year, as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.


August 13, 2014

Impact Advisors joins Epic, IBM’s DoD bid

Becker's Hospital Review mentioned the news on Impact Advisors joining IBM and Epic for the DoD bid.


August 12, 2014

How to Make the Most of Your Medical Practice’s Patient Portal

Senior Advisor Donna Bristow recently spoke with Physicians Practice about how medical practices can make the most out of their patient portal.


August 11, 2014

IBM, Epic Bolster their DOD EHR Team

Lydon Neumann, vice president at Impact Advisors talks with Health Data Management about joining the IBM and Epic team for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) bid.


August 11, 2014

Impact Advisors Joins IBM and Epic Team for Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Bid

Impact Advisors announced today that it will be joining IBM and Epic in their proposal for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) contract.


August 7, 2014

Vice President Lydon Neumann Talks to Healthcare Informatics About Siemens/Cerner Deal

Vice President Lydon Neumann was recently quoted in a Healthcare Informatics article commenting on Cerner's acquisition of Siemens' health IT division.


August 7, 2014

Robert Magnuson Shares Tips on Assessing Revenue Cycle Management Vendors

Principal Advisor Robert Magnuson talks with Medical Economics about some keys tips to consider when assessing Revenue Cycle Management vendors.


August 5, 2014

Impact’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steven Schlossberg, Talk to Physicians Practice

Dr. Steven Schlossberg recently spoke to Physicians Practice about Patient Portals and how they give patients better access to health information.


July 29, 2014

Impact Advisors Names New Physician Advisor

Dr. Tonya Edwards was hired to further enhance Impact’s Clinical Consulting capabilities and provide physician leadership-level assistance to Impact’s clients.


June 19, 2014

How Can the Meaningful Use Program be Improved Going Forward?

Healthcare Informatics, Senior Editor, Gabriel Perna speaks with Jason Fortin on the drama surrounding the controversial meaningful use program.


June 17, 2014

Digital woes hamper Alexian Brothers’ shift to new Medicaid program

President and Co-Founder Andrew Smith was recently quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business article discussing Alexian Brothers' decision to suspend the launch of a Medicaid program.


June 12, 2014

Cycling through improving revenue management

Principal Advisor Robert Magnuson shared best practices for improving revenue cycle management operations with Health Technology Management.


June 10, 2014

CIOs From Adventist Health and Spectrum Health Share IT Cost Management Strategies

Impact Advisors was recently mentioned in an article in Becker's Hospital Review focused on the strategies for IT Cost Management.


June 9, 2014

Impact Advisors Named to Crain’s Chicago “Fast 50 List”

Impact Advisors announced today it has earned a spot on the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 list for the second year in a row.


May 13, 2014

Impact Advisors Named to Healthcare Informatics “HCI 100” List

Impact Advisors, LLC today announced that it has been ranked on the annual Healthcare Informatics “HCI 100” list of the highest revenue-earning healthcare IT companies for the fourth consecutive year.


May 13, 2014

Impact Advisors Promotes John Stanley to Vice President

Impact Advisors has announced the promotion of John Stanley to Vice President.


May 13, 2014

President and Co-Founder of Impact Advisors Receives Accolades from Consulting Magazine

Andrew Smith, President and Co-Founder of Impact Advisors, was named one of the “Top 25 Consultants” of 2014 by Consulting Magazine. Smith is being recognized in the Excellence in Leadership category.


May 13, 2014

HHS suspends RAC appeals for 2 years

Principal Advisor Robert Magnuson is quoted in a recent article discussing RAC appeals.


April 2, 2014

ICD-10 delay puts pressure on CMS for answers

Andy Smith, President and Co Founder of Impact Advisors was quoted in a recent Modern Healthcare article discussing the ICD-10 delay.


March 13, 2014

Healthcare CIOs Cite Top Strategies to Manage Cost and Realize Value of IT

Whipsawed by the pressures to dramatically cut costs while simultaneously expanding their information technology (IT) capabilities, a blue-ribbon panel of healthcare CIOs shared top strategies for managing IT cost and maximizing IT value at a CIO Summit in Chicago in late 2013.


March 13, 2014

Feds Expand MU Penalty Exceptions

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin was quoted in a recent Government Health IT article discussing Meaningful Use penalty exceptions


March 13, 2014

CMS Adds to Meaningful Use Exemptions

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin was recently quoted in a Healthcare IT News article focusing on the relief for healthcare providers via the hardship exemption rule in the Meaningful EHR Incentive Program provided by the federal government


March 12, 2014

CMS Pledges Flexibility on Meaningful Use Exceptions

Dan Golder Principal Advisor is quoted in an article in Part B News focusing on flexibility on MU exceptions


March 12, 2014

Meaningful Use Audits: Seven Strategies to Protect your Practice

Principal Advisor Laura Kreofsky is quoted in a recent article in Modern Medicine discussing Meaningful Use audits.


March 11, 2014

Impact Advisor’s Ryan Uteg recognized in Consulting Magazine’s The Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35

Ryan Uteg, Senior Advisor, at Impact Advisors has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of "The Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35" in the Healthcare category.


February 12, 2014

Impact Advisors Hires Robert Magnuson to Provide Leadership to Enhanced Revenue Cycle Service Offering

Impact Advisors announced today that they are enhancing their revenue cycle service offering with the addition of Robert Magnuson as a member of their senior leadership team.


January 31, 2014

Impact Advisors Recognized Again as Best in KLAS for Overall Professional Services Firm

For the sixth consecutive year, Impact Advisors, LLC, a privately held Healthcare Technology consulting firm, is proud to be ranked in the 2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. This year Impact Advisors is ranked as Best in KLAS for Overall Professional Services Firm and for Clinical Implementation Principal.


January 14, 2014

Cadence, Sinai decide against leadership roles in Quinn’s Medicaid initiative

Andy Smith, President and Co Founder of Impact Advisors was featured in a recent Crain's Chicago Business article discussing Gov. Quinn's Medicaid Initiative.


January 7, 2014

Impact Advisors Names New Chief Medical Officer

Impact Advisors announced today that Dr. Steven Schlossberg has joined the organization as a Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.


December 30, 2013

PODCAST: 2013 in Meaningful Use

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin talks to Healthcare Informatics about 2013 Year in Review for Meaningful Use.


December 19, 2013

Technology Tandem Packs a Punch

Senior Advisor Janice Wurz is featured in the December issue of For the Record magazine.


December 17, 2013

HIT in 2014: Portal Perils and Half-Built Houses

Principal Advisor Laura Kreofsky is spotlighted in a recent HealthLeaders article discussing HIT in 2014.


December 16, 2013

Reactions mixed to announced meaningful use changes

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin was featured in Multibriefs discussing the new proposed timeline for the meaningful use incentive program.


December 10, 2013

MU Compliance Announcement Sparks Concern, Confusion

Principal Advisor Laura Kreofsky spoke with HealthLeaders regarding the MU compliance announcement.


December 10, 2013

Mixed Reaction to MU Stage 2 Extension, Stage 3 Delay Announcement

Senior Advisor Jason Fortin recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics regarding the MU Stage 2 extension, Stage 3 delay announcement.


December 10, 2013

CMS Proposes Stage 2 Extension – No Delay

Principal Advisor Laura Kreofsky shares her expertise regarding the CMS proposed Stage 2 extension in a recent Clinical Innovation + Technology article.


December 10, 2013

What the Stage 2 Meaningful Use Extension Means to Physicians

Jason Fortin, Senior Advisor, was featured in a recent Physician's Practice article discussing what the Stage 2 MU extension means to physicians.


December 4, 2013

New Trend in Healthcare IT: One EHR, Two Health Systems

Impact Advisors is pleased to announce it has successfully conducted a Community Connect feasibility study with one of the largest health care organizations in Northern California, Sutter
Health.


December 2, 2013

Hospitals to Share Patient Data

Laura Kreofsky, Principal Advisor, was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article discussing hospitals sharing patient data.


November 13, 2013

Impact Advisors’ Meaningful Use Expert to Speak at Oregon Healthcare Privacy and Security Forum

Laura Kreofsky, Principal of Discovery and Development, will be presenting on Meaningful Use audits at the Oregon & SW Washington Healthcare, Privacy & Security Forum on November 22, 2013.


November 5, 2013

Impact Advisors President Speaks at Workforce Live! Event

Andy Smith, President & Co-Founder, recently spoke at the Workforce Live! event in Chicago.