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

Small Hospitals are a Big Deal: The Challenges of Implementing Large Scale EHR’s at Smaller Organizations

September 8, 2016

  It’s only been within the last few years that the top tier EHR vendors have actively pursued smaller health care organizations.  Historically, the focus... More

Cutover: The Missing Link for a Successful Go-Live

July 6, 2016

With all the excitement of planning a new project, time is spent focusing on the implementation team, end-user support and even the command center location,... More

Preparing Your Team For Go Live

May 4, 2016

It is only two months prior to your Practice Management application go live and there is anxiety in the air.  Everyone is panicking because of... More

Device Deployment in Large System Implementations, There are Things That I Know That I Know

March 14, 2016

There was a famous quote by a former Secretary of Defense that I have taken and modified a bit to fit my recent experiences: “There... More

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More

The Struggle is Real – Physicians and EHRs

February 18, 2016

The classic IOM reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm identified the tremendous potential of health IT to improve patient care and... More

We’re Live! Hey, Where are my Reports?

February 15, 2016

It’s week two of go-live and things are not as crazy as you expected. The command center is still a bustle of energy and the... More

Extending Software and Services to Community Affiliates

January 26, 2016

Extending software and services to community affiliates to maximize patient care and quality is a becoming a common challenge in the healthcare industry. Working with... More

Legacy Data Management Services: Archiving

January 25, 2016

As long as there has been healthcare IT, there have been system upgrades. And today’s environment sees more and more health systems transitioning to new... More

Using the “Pre-Mortem” Process for Success in Implementations

January 20, 2016

Anyone who has been in IT for some time has experienced a failure, outage, or error resulting in the need for a “post-mortem” review to... More

Where’s the Beef (Benefits)?

January 13, 2016

Healthcare costs in the U.S. just topped $3T per year and the U.S. has the most expensive healthcare costs per citizen of any country by... More

My EMR: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

January 6, 2016

The only constant is change and it’s no different for the electronic medical record market.  If you’re an organization that has been using the same... More

Merging Epic Instances – a Success Story

December 22, 2015

I had the opportunity to serve as the project manager on the second-ever initiative to merge two Epic instances into one and the first project... More

Legacy Data Management: Strategic Considerations for Successful Clinical Data Abstraction

October 29, 2015

The healthcare marketplace is in the midst of a remarkably active period of consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions.  The healthcare systems that are joining forces must... More