Impact Insights

Organizing Clinical Optimization Teams to Support Post-Live Optimization Efforts

August 18, 2016

As organizations begin to manage the EHR post-live optimization phase, they need to plan for multiple approaches to support clinical optimization efforts. As optimization requests... 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

Optimization Governance

March 7, 2016

During an EHR implementation a governance model is established to set direction, make timely decisions and manage risks associated with the implementation. However, once the... 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

Is Your CAB Running Right?

February 11, 2016

Change control is not a new concept for Information Technology (IT) departments, but it is rarely working as smoothly as we would like nor is... More

Week in Review – and new EHR Optimization survey – 8/28/15

August 28, 2015

NEW IMPACT ADVISORS SURVEY FINDS OPTIMIZATION IS A TOP PRIORITY… Impact Advisors has just published a report based on results from an online survey of... More

Week in Review 7/17/15

July 17, 2015

THE CIO PERSPECTIVE ON OPTIMIZATION… A great new report based on a breakout session of 14 CIOs at the annual Scottsdale Institute Spring Conference looks... More

HIMSS 2015: Top 10 Takeaways!

April 22, 2015

This time last week my feet hurt, my head was spinning with too much information and I had the overwhelming sense I was at the... More

Surgical Block Utilization

March 9, 2015

Health Care organizations are under immense pressure to maximize revenue whenever possible. No area of care is immune from these forces. For peri-operative areas, one... More

What About Workarounds?

February 2, 2015

Remember your first Electronic Medical Record (EMR) installation project? Remember going into a room with the software vendors and “validating” your workflows? How comfortable were... More

When an IT Project Isn’t an IT Project

January 20, 2015

A critical success factor of any Information Technology (IT) system implementation is to understand customer needs as thoroughly as possible. Even with the best planning... 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

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