Impact Insights

One Dinosaur’s Evolution to Embrace Change – A True Story

June 5, 2018

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  ― Leo Tolstoy My Story Begins on Wall Street I was a... More

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

Health Information Technology’s Opportunities for Patient Safety

March 29, 2017

Recently, my wife and I waited for our daughter to recover from a routine laparoscopic procedure. About twenty minutes after the surgeon came out to... 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

The Internet of Things

November 28, 2016

  The Internet of Things? What ‘things’? Has technology become so difficult that the people inventing it cannot even come up with a name for... 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 “Hearts” Healthcare IT

October 3, 2016

At Impact Advisors, we know the importance of healthcare IT. That is why last week we joined more than 440 organizations from across the country... More

MIPS: The Future of Reimbursement?

September 21, 2016

  In April, Congress passed the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which is designed to make major changes to the way reimbursement... More

Impact Advisors Creates a Culture of Caring

September 6, 2016

  When I first interviewed at Impact Advisors, I noticed it was like oil and water from other interviews I had been on. The firm... More

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

Interviewing to Win

July 25, 2016

  Interviewing….it can be a daunting task that raises up anxieties and insecurities that we haven’t felt in years. The thought of answering questions about... More