Impact Insights

Week in Review 9/12/2014

September 12, 2014

After much speculation and anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the “Apple Watch” this week. In terms of health and wellness features, the device will have an... More

Roadmap to Successful Data Conversion

September 8, 2014

Historical data conversion is a crucial piece of an EMR implementation in the healthcare IT industry.  Conversion of legacy data requires extensive planning and considerable... More

Meaningful Use Final Rule

September 3, 2014

On Friday 8/29/14, CMS published the long awaited final rule on MU flexibility in 2014. Unfortunately for many providers, the special reporting options will not... More

Meaningful Use Considerations & Check Lists for On-Boarding New Physicians

September 2, 2014

With Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 in full swing, and Stage 3 on the horizon, most organizations are up to speed with Eligible Professional (EP)... More

Week in Review 8/29/2014

August 29, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that more than one quarter (27%) of ambulatory practices are considering replacing their current EHR. An additional 12% reported... More

Pinching Myself to Make Sure this is Real…

August 27, 2014

In August of 2010, I decided it was time for a job change. My current role at a local health system was stale, and a... More

A Great Start to a Career in Healthcare IT

August 25, 2014

As a 2013 graduate of Ball State University’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences I was lined up to start work with Impact Advisors two... More

Week in Review 8/22/2014

August 22, 2014

A large number of national and local news sources reported on a large-scale hacking attack affecting millions of individuals who have interacted with Community Health... More

Community Health Attack Summary

August 20, 2014

On August 18, 2014, Community Health Systems (CHS) reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they had suffered a major data breach of... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part III

August 18, 2014

How to Think Like a Physician When Designing Keep it simple when designing systems for physicians.  While it may not be simple to build, an... More

Week in Review 8/15/2014

August 15, 2014

25.5% of hospitals had a “comprehensive” EHR in 2013, while 33.4% had a “basic” EHR, according to a great, and very detailed, report published by... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part II

August 11, 2014

One-on-One Meetings: One-on-one physician meetings will often be brief and may occur in the middle of a chaotic workday.  To be successful consider the following:... More

Week in Review 8/8/2014

August 8, 2014

Cerner announced it will acquire Siemens Health Services, the healthcare IT unit of Siemens, for $1.3 billion.  The acquisition – which was rumored on HIStalk... More

Apple, Google, and Patient Engagement

August 5, 2014

It has been an interesting few months for mobile health and patient engagement, as both Apple and Google announced plans to get into (or in... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part I

August 4, 2014

If you are new to healthcare you may be perplexed about how to communicate with physicians.  Even seasoned pros sometimes struggle. Though physician personalities and... More