Impact Insights

4 Things You Can’t Forget When Developing a Communications Plan

May 3, 2018

Effective communication is key to the success of any initiative, whether that is implementing process improvements or rolling out a new information technology or system.... 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

A-Hunting We Will Go… for IT Cost Savings!

April 24, 2018

Healthcare organizations today are feeling the heat to do more with less, and IT departments are not immune to this issue.  The days of creating... More

Tips for Managing Coding Quality

April 17, 2018

What Is Coding Coding is a process in which diagnoses, procedures and medical services are translated into alphanumeric (ICD-10) or numeric (CPT) codes. These codes... More

PCI-DSS Compliance in the Connected Healthcare Environment

March 21, 2018

Financial transactions between multiple parties make the exchange of financial data commonplace in a connected environment like an integrated health system. Some payments are so... More

Agents of Attitude Change

March 20, 2018

When people ask, “What do you do for a living?” I say I work in the technology industry, implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems for... More

A Personal Story of Patient Safety from Impact Advisors’ President

March 15, 2018

When our third son was born moderately jaundiced in 2001, we didn’t panic. Parenting two other boys had effectively sanded the sharp edges of our... More

5 Tips for Creating a Successful IT M&A Playbook

March 13, 2018

The healthcare industry has seen a steady increase of Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, and it is showing no signs of stopping. According to Modern... More

Three Reasons Why Operations Must Drive IT Transformation during an M&A

March 7, 2018

Joining two healthcare organizations is exciting, yet unsettling, as determining how best to merge two disparate IT environments can be a daunting task. As leaders... More

5 Things to Consider Before Hosting Smaller Facilities on Your Shiny New EHR

March 1, 2018

Congratulations! You’ve successfully made it through your own EHR implementation, and things are going smoothly for your organization. Why not share your system with other... More

Is a Virtual CISO Right for Your Organization?

February 27, 2018

Information security is a high priority for healthcare organizations, and it takes more than a focused initiative to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and availability... More

Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Vulnerabilities – What You Need to Know

January 23, 2018

Rumors of an undisclosed Central Processing Unit (CPU) hardware chip security issue have been circulating since November 2017.  The security issue deals with two critical... More

7 Principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

January 23, 2018

The Privacy Shield Framework, approved by the European Union (EU) and U.S. Government, is a recognized mechanism for complying with EU data protection requirements when... More

Top 4 Cybersecurity Action Steps for Healthcare CFOs

January 23, 2018

Moving into 2018, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is emerging as a prominent figure in addressing cybersecurity. Once relegated to a technical or operational issue... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell

January 10, 2018

This past Friday (January 5, 2018) Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Draft Specifications for TEFCA – the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”... More