Impact Insights

Improve Your Coaching Skills by Listening and Learning

October 16, 2019

“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden One of the areas I am most passionate... More

Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t Lose Sight of Culture

August 27, 2019

When I share with people that I am a healthcare IT consultant, I am often asked what exactly that means. In my role, I advise... More

Flossing for Dollars

June 27, 2019

You’re lying in your dentist’s chair for your semi-annual teeth cleaning and before the dental hygienist starts using that always enjoyable “Captain Hook” metal scraping... More

“Becoming” a Great Advisor

June 3, 2019

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ―John Wooden I had a milestone birthday last year and that milestone also marked... More

Overheard at HIMSS

March 5, 2019

Each year, everyone at Impact Advisors looks forward to the annual Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. As the largest conference of its... More

Deep Cuts: PAMA’s Impact on Clinical Laboratory Reimbursement

August 27, 2018

On January 1, 2018, CMS published the new clinical laboratory fee schedule, reducing Medicare laboratory test reimbursement 40-50%. Now more than ever, laboratories will have... More

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

Choosing the “Host” of Your EHR Extension in the Acute Setting

April 26, 2018

EHR extension – using someone else’s implemented EHR – is not a new practice among healthcare providers. In the EHR Extension Model, the “recipient” (a... More

What is Master Data Management and Where Should I Start?

October 23, 2017

Master Data Management (MDM) has been an established IT concept for several decades. However, it just became a buzzword in the healthcare industry over the... More

Streamlined Training Reporting During an EHR Implementation

September 19, 2017

It is well understood that a comprehensive and engaging training program is a key element of any successful EHR implementation. To maintain the high standard... More

Three Concepts I Wish Everyone Understood About EHR Training

September 6, 2017

I’ve been in the Healthcare IT (HIT) field for eight years, and have spent a large amount of time in the training and development area;... More

Lessons Learned: General Ledger Revenue Mapping

May 10, 2017

Imagine you go grocery shopping and have 10 items on your list. What would be more efficient, making 10 separate trips to the store and... 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