Impact Insights

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

10 Ways to Increase Operational Engagement in an EHR Project

August 22, 2016

  Ready or not – here it comes! Any change brings both excitement and trepidation. This is especially true for operational leaders and end users... 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

Common Challenges to PMO Governance

June 16, 2016

Alignment and objectivity Governance for setting project’s priorities within an organization can be difficult if there are not solid objective processes in place. Frequently, senior... More

Impact Advisors Named “Top Clinical Transformation/Optimization Firm” in KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report

June 9, 2016

This week KLAS published its annual Healthcare IT Advisory performance report.  In it, Impact Advisors was honored with the distinctions of “Most Consistent Top Performer,”... More

Preparing Your Team For Go Live

May 4, 2016

It is only two months prior to your Practice Management application go live and there is anxiety in the air.  Everyone is panicking because of... More

Protecting Against Ransomware with Layered Security

April 28, 2016

Ransomware is rampant in our networks this year. Every week, the headlines announce another healthcare system that has had a downtime or outage due to... More

Alphabet Soup of Value-Based Care

April 11, 2016

Confused by the alphabet soup of government value-based reimbursement programs coming down the pike? You are not alone. Meaningful Use, Value-Based Modifiers, PQRS, Hospital Acquired... More

Continued Concerns Over Ransomware

April 7, 2016

Last month, I addressed protecting yourself from ransomware. At that time, ransomware was primarily an attack that was caused by an end user accessing infected... More

Moneyball Meets Cost Modeling

April 4, 2016

 “Data itself doesn’t tell the future, or give the answer – but it can limit the field for you and make it manageable for you.”  ... More

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More