Impact Insights

Data Conversion Scope Best Practice

December 4, 2019

All EHR implementations have a very crucial component: the historical data conversion of the legacy system. Data conversions play an important role in the transition... More

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

Effective Habits, Courtesy of Impact Advisors Winners

October 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, something compelled me to dust off an old copy of Stephen Covey’s, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and reread... 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

The ‘People’ Side of Implementations: Change vs. Readiness vs. Culture

July 24, 2019

With so much jargon involved in healthcare IT projects, is there any difference between operational readiness, culture, and change management? The people side of healthcare... More

Healthcare Integration Methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, or Combined?

July 17, 2019

I’ve been managing projects and programs for over 24 years and in this time I’ve seen all different types of methodologies and approaches to projects.... 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

How Healthcare Interoperability Affects Information Security

May 9, 2019

The evolution of healthcare interoperability includes the exchange of patient information across organizations, vendors, technologies, and geographical boundaries. In some national debates, interoperability is defined... More

Expanding Data Access: Considerations for Decentralizing Analytics

April 30, 2019

Driven by mandatory requirements and the potential to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while reducing the costs, healthcare organizations have become both sources and... More

Building The Digital Health Portfolio: Aligning Strategy & Execution

April 19, 2019

Daniel Burnham, the legendary architect and urban planner, thought big. In a 1910 speech to fellow city planners in London, Burnham said, “Make no little... 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

Similarities between HIPAA and GDPR

December 20, 2018

Adopted in April 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, replacing the EU Data Protection Act of... More

HIPAA Risk Analysis vs. Gap Analysis – There Is a Difference!

September 17, 2018

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules require covered entities and their business associates to safeguard electronic protected... 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