Impact Insights

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

Building an Electronically Integrated Hospital from Scratch

October 14, 2019

Today’s hospitals ideally contain highly integrated systems for operating the hospital and for collecting and providing clinical information to healthcare providers. Historically, hospitals have implemented... 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

Experiencing Healthcare Excellence When I Needed It the Most

September 26, 2019

This summer, my mother entered a hospital in Virginia, and within a few days, she passed away from complications of stage 4 lung cancer that... More

Improving Telehealth Programs: Tips and Advice for National Health IT Week

September 24, 2019

As we embark on National Health IT Week, I am excited to see that expanding access to broadband and Telehealth is one of the key... More

Optimizing Revenue Cycle Processes: The People Approach

September 20, 2019

A comprehensive revenue cycle review could be prudent to ensure your system and team are working optimally. As discussed previously in the first of a... More

Improve Data Archiving with an Applications Portfolio

September 16, 2019

Creating a robust applications portfolio is a key first step to any legacy data management project, and it’s a good tool to help keep track... More

Sequoia Project Announced as TEFCA’s Recognized Coordinating Entity

September 4, 2019

Yesterday (September 3, 2019) ONC announced that it has awarded the Sequoia Project the cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for... More

Managing IT Costs in a Rapidly Changing Environment: How Successful CIOs are Coping

August 29, 2019

Healthcare delivery, financing and technology continue to change at an unprecedented pace. Healthcare organizations are challenged with being innovative and responding to the increase in... 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

Kick Off Your Data Archiving Project Right

August 19, 2019

New projects often have lengthy checklists to ensure they are implemented correctly. One to-do item that can get overlooked amid the buzz is an official... More

Data Conversions: Facilitating Success Through Planning

August 15, 2019

When implementing an EMR, the minutiae of data conversion planning can easily be overlooked with the various other tasks occurring in a complex project. You... 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

Top Things to Consider When Starting a Legacy Data Archiving Program

July 22, 2019

There are many reasons why an organization would and should consider a data archival program. The major reasons tend to revolve around reducing costs and... 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