Impact Insights

Week in Review 10/31/14

October 31, 2014

The top 1% of patients account for 22% of costs. Becker Hospital Review shared a recent report by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey which also... More

Epic Device Deployment Recommendations

October 29, 2014

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Having the greatest Epic system in the world won’t provide value if users are unable to... More

Centralizing Analytics – A Best Practice?

October 28, 2014

Today our topic is analytics and immediately several important questions come to mind. How does a progressive healthcare organization provide analytics and reporting services in... More

The Big “Little” Things in Big Projects

October 27, 2014

A large project such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is daunting and intense for any organization. These type of transformational projects are typically... More

Week in Review 10/24/14

October 24, 2014

HHS has transitioned National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo (a.k.a. the head of ONC) to Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, effective immediately. Government Health... More

Death, Taxes, and the Ops Team

October 22, 2014

Tomorrow the numerical rankings of this year’s Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work” list will be announced. Impact Advisors is on the list (hooray!) and... More

Let’s Get Engaged

October 20, 2014

Will you marry me? That’s one question that comes to mind when we think about getting engaged. The engagement I’m speaking of is a little... More

Week in Review 10/17/14

October 17, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that less than half (!) of provider organizations believe their EHR vendor “cooperates well with other vendors.” According to... More

Gimme an I, Gimme a T, Gimme an I, Gimme a L, ITIL!

October 15, 2014

Introduction: Let’s start by saying that I am a not your typical “process person.” I am organized in “my way,” meaning I know exactly what... More

Healthcare Trends 2014, White Paper Preview

October 13, 2014

Without a doubt, healthcare is in another period of profound revolution. But then again, when hasn’t it been? There are always so many emerging trends... More

Week in Review 10/10/14

October 10, 2014

Eligible Professionals (EPs) are failing Meaningful Use (MU) audits at an alarming rate, according to data obtained by Health Security Solutions. Of the more than... More

Population Health Management….Finally!

October 8, 2014

Those of us in the healthcare industry have for years been talking about the need for more coordinated, patient-centered care; though to actually have a... More

Finding Value in Your EMR Investment

October 6, 2014

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) go-live is like drinking from a fire hose. There is an abundance of information rushing at your clinicians who are... More

Week in Review 10/3/14

October 3, 2014

40% of in-network payments from commercial health plans are now “value-oriented,” according to new data from the Catalyst for Payment Reform. “Value-oriented” payments are defined... More

The “Smart” Approach to Creating a “Smart” Hospital

October 1, 2014

The Set-Up: There’s a crane outside and construction guys are hard at work building your organization’s new patient care facility. You’ve heard the buzz words... More