Impact Insights

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

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 1/9/15

January 9, 2015

HHS has submitted the proposed rule on Meaningful Use Stage 3 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Review by OMB is usually the last... More

Population Health Management, White Paper Preview

January 5, 2015

If one were to Google “Population Health Management,” a less than one second search returns nearly 65 Million results. Needless to say, that’s a lot.... 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 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

Politico reports that the latest version of Congress’ omnibus spending bill – which was passed last night – does not include language that would delay... 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

C-Suite Analytics During an EHR Go-Live

December 2, 2014

You’re about to go live with your shiny new EHR solution after months of design, build, test and training. Everyone is so excited about the... More

Happy (a Day Early) Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

In the United States tomorrow is Thanksgiving, an American traditional holiday celebrated technically to remember the first harvest of our Pilgrim forefathers after their arrival... More

Week in Review 11/21/14

November 21, 2014

The Scottsdale Institute has published Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, a report based on the 2014 SI CIO Summit. Written by Impact Advisors’ very own... More

Be the Life of the (Third) Party

November 19, 2014

Choosing your new core vendor and starting the implementation of an access and revenue, clinical and ancillary platform is an exciting event in any healthcare... More