Impact Insights

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

Don’t Forget the Ancillary Department Sauce!

December 8, 2014

The term ancillary can be defined in many ways. Some definitions may be: Providing necessary support to the primary activities; Operation of an organization, institution,... More

Week in Review 12/5/14

December 5, 2014

Per a new report from CMS in Health Affairs, U.S. healthcare spending increased 3.6% in 2013, but growth was down from 2012, when spending increased... More

C-Suite Analytics During an EHR Go-Live

December 2, 2014

You’re about to go live with your shiny new EHR solution after months of design, build, test and training. Everyone is so excited about the... More

Happy (a Day Early) Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

In the United States tomorrow is Thanksgiving, an American traditional holiday celebrated technically to remember the first harvest of our Pilgrim forefathers after their arrival... More

Week in Review 11/21/14

November 21, 2014

The Scottsdale Institute has published Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, a report based on the 2014 SI CIO Summit. Written by Impact Advisors’ very own... More

Be the Life of the (Third) Party

November 19, 2014

Choosing your new core vendor and starting the implementation of an access and revenue, clinical and ancillary platform is an exciting event in any healthcare... More

Epic Epic Upgrades

November 17, 2014

Version upgrades are a common biannual process that all Epic customers spend countless hours and significant amounts of energy to implement. Although in the end,... More

Week in Review 11/14/14

November 14, 2014

The FY 2015 Work Plan from HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests even more oversight around HIPAA compliance and EHR incentive payments is coming:... More

Patient Friendly Billing

November 12, 2014

The other night I received a call from some good friends here in my hometown; “Can you help us?!” was the plea. The wife, Lucy,... More

Reflections following Cerner Health Conference 2014

November 10, 2014

As I travel home after participating in the Cerner Health Conference 2014 held in Kansas City, MO, I feel gratitude for the wonderful opportunity that... More