Impact Insights

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

Privacy Notices Are Getting a Makeover – GDPR Compliance

January 9, 2018

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact how healthcare organizations based in the U.S. and around the world communicate their Notice... More

GDPR Compliance – What US Healthcare Organizations Need to Do

January 9, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, will require U.S. healthcare organizations to think well beyond the Health Insurance... More

Holiday 2017 Photo Blog

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!  This time of year presents the perfect occasion to celebrate and reflect on the many accomplishments, partnerships, and wonderful opportunities for which we... More

MIPS Cost Component – Three Things You Need to Know!

December 18, 2017

Included in the QPP Final Rule by CMS on (11/2/17) was a “reinstatement” of the Cost Component for MIPS, and CMS has confirmed that the Cost component will... More

Revenue Integrity: Improving Financial Stability

December 15, 2017

Healthcare is a rapidly changing industry, and hospitals and health systems must adapt to this ever-changing landscape. For example, we know the “Silver Tsunami,” the... More

Inherited Liability: Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16, 2017

One of the key concepts important to assess for any merger or acquisition is that of “Inherited Liability.” Originally coined within the regulatory realms of... More