Impact Insights

Fast-Paced Society Needs Medical Data to Keep Up

January 26, 2015

Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today’s electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially... More

Week in Review 1/23/15

January 23, 2015

CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will step down at the end of February. Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt will replace Tavenner until a permanent... More

Meaningful Use 2014: Lessons Learned & Looking Ahead

January 22, 2015

Once again, Meaningful Use (MU) is in the news, as it was reported that the Stage 3 proposed rule could be published as soon as... More

When an IT Project Isn’t an IT Project

January 20, 2015

A critical success factor of any Information Technology (IT) system implementation is to understand customer needs as thoroughly as possible. Even with the best planning... More

Week in Review 1/16/15

January 16, 2015

“Financial challenges” were the biggest concern for hospital CEOs in 2014, according to the annual survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives. “Healthcare reform implementation”... More

Living the Optimization Life

January 14, 2015

You’ve implemented your EHR but so far your organization is not realizing the promised “value” that an EHR should bring.  Now what?  Perhaps your organization... More

The Great Train Gain: Tips for Creating a Successful Training Plan

January 12, 2015

“Another new IT initiative? More time at the computer? Something new to learn? Ahhhhh!” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Implementing new IT functionality in... More

Week in Review 1/9/15

January 9, 2015

HHS has submitted the proposed rule on Meaningful Use Stage 3 to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Review by OMB is usually the last... More

Population Health Management, White Paper Preview

January 5, 2015

If one were to Google “Population Health Management,” a less than one second search returns nearly 65 Million results. Needless to say, that’s a lot.... More

Impact Advisors Holiday Photo Blog

December 22, 2014

‘Tis the season for holiday fun at Impact Advisors! From the West Coast to the East Coast, here are a few photos from our many... More

Week in Review 12/19/14

December 19, 2014

When given the opportunity, almost half of patients (49%) decided to withhold information in their medical record from providers, according to a new study in... More

Medical Device Security – Protecting Data, Protecting Lives

December 17, 2014

To paraphrase Johnny Cochran, “If it connects, you must protect.” Medical devices are increasingly becoming connected to healthcare system networks, allowing for improved productivity and... More

I AM an Emergency Nurse, My Story

December 15, 2014

Emergency nursing has always been my passion and my identity for years. My entire career has been in the Emergency Department (ED) working as an... More

Week in Review 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

Politico reports that the latest version of Congress’ omnibus spending bill – which was passed last night – does not include language that would delay... More

Unified Communications Primer Part I

December 10, 2014

Introduction The date that Unified Communications (UC) first came into being is not exact; and depends on who is talking about it and which piece(s)... More