Impact Insights

Happy Career, Happy Life

September 29, 2014

As a healthcare IT recruiter, I am fortunate to have a career that I love and allows me to continually grow professionally. However, I frequently... More

A False Sense of Security, White Paper Preview

September 22, 2014

To define “security” means being free from danger or threat; however to apply this definition to healthcare organizations is misleading. Many hospital security programs focus... More

Week in Review 9/19/14

September 19, 2014

Happy National Health IT Week! Is Congress getting into the spirit of National Health IT Week, too? One of this year’s “Asks” was related to minimizing... More

What’s the Value of Health IT? What do you think?

September 17, 2014

In preparing for this year’s National Health IT Week for which Impact Advisors is a Proud Partner, we thought it would be interesting to find... More

Welcome to National Health IT Week

September 15, 2014

Good Monday Morning to everyone! Impact Advisors is pleased to be participating in National Health IT Week as a Proud Partner with HIMSS. This is... More

Week in Review 9/12/2014

September 12, 2014

After much speculation and anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the “Apple Watch” this week. In terms of health and wellness features, the device will have an... More

Roadmap to Successful Data Conversion

September 8, 2014

Historical data conversion is a crucial piece of an EMR implementation in the healthcare IT industry.  Conversion of legacy data requires extensive planning and considerable... More

Week in Review 8/29/2014

August 29, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that more than one quarter (27%) of ambulatory practices are considering replacing their current EHR. An additional 12% reported... More

Week in Review 8/22/2014

August 22, 2014

A large number of national and local news sources reported on a large-scale hacking attack affecting millions of individuals who have interacted with Community Health... More

Community Health Attack Summary

August 20, 2014

On August 18, 2014, Community Health Systems (CHS) reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they had suffered a major data breach of... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part III

August 18, 2014

How to Think Like a Physician When Designing Keep it simple when designing systems for physicians.  While it may not be simple to build, an... More

Week in Review 8/15/2014

August 15, 2014

25.5% of hospitals had a “comprehensive” EHR in 2013, while 33.4% had a “basic” EHR, according to a great, and very detailed, report published by... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part II

August 11, 2014

One-on-One Meetings: One-on-one physician meetings will often be brief and may occur in the middle of a chaotic workday.  To be successful consider the following:... More

Week in Review 8/8/2014

August 8, 2014

Cerner announced it will acquire Siemens Health Services, the healthcare IT unit of Siemens, for $1.3 billion.  The acquisition – which was rumored on HIStalk... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part I

August 4, 2014

If you are new to healthcare you may be perplexed about how to communicate with physicians.  Even seasoned pros sometimes struggle. Though physician personalities and... More