Impact Insights

Demystifying Command Center Coordination

July 13, 2017

“If you build it, they will come” Command Center planning, design and setup is a critical but abstract component necessary for any large, temporary support... 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 8/7/15

August 7, 2015

EHR FRUSTRATIONS AT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS… Close to 20% of community hospitals are “actively looking to replace their EHR vendor,” according to a new report from... More

Week in Review 7/24/15

July 24, 2015

RETURN OF THE HOUSE CALL?… A great Associated Press article looks at Uber-like apps for healthcare (such as Pager, Heal, and Medicast) that patients can... More

Trends in Data Centers

March 26, 2015

Down the hall, in the back corner of the basement, over a dune of dust bunnies, behind all the old beds and IV carts is... More

Week in Review 3/6/15

March 6, 2015

A new report from KLAS finds that competition between Epic and Cerner is “closer than it has been in years past,” with a greater number... More

Fast-Paced Society Needs Medical Data to Keep Up

January 26, 2015

Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today’s electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially... More

Week in Review 1/16/15

January 16, 2015

“Financial challenges” were the biggest concern for hospital CEOs in 2014, according to the annual survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Healthcare reform implementation”... 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

The Great Train Gain: Tips for Creating a Successful Training Plan

January 12, 2015

“Another new IT initiative? More time at the computer? Something new to learn? Ahhhhh!” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Implementing new IT functionality in... More

Week in Review 12/19/14

December 19, 2014

When given the opportunity, almost half of patients (49%) decided to withhold information in their medical record from providers, according to a new study in... More

Medical Device Security – Protecting Data, Protecting Lives

December 17, 2014

To paraphrase Johnny Cochran, “If it connects, you must protect.” Medical devices are increasingly becoming connected to healthcare system networks, allowing for improved productivity and... More

I AM an Emergency Nurse, My Story

December 15, 2014

Emergency nursing has always been my passion and my identity for years. My entire career has been in the Emergency Department (ED) working as an... More

Week in Review 12/5/14

December 5, 2014

Per a new report from CMS in Health Affairs, U.S. healthcare spending increased 3.6% in 2013, but growth was down from 2012, when spending increased... More

Epic Epic Upgrades

November 17, 2014

Version upgrades are a common biannual process that all Epic customers spend countless hours and significant amounts of energy to implement. Although in the end,... More