Impact Insights

Dr. Smartphone to the Rescue

February 24, 2015

A “new” life saving device may already be in your pocket or purse. Your smartphone! The constant development of mobile technology has led to hundreds... More

Week in Review 2/20/15

February 20, 2015

ONC recently published the draft version of its 2015 “Interoperability Roadmap.” The Roadmap lays out action items that ONC believes should be taken by a variety... More

Unified Communications Primer Part II: Telehealth

February 17, 2015

Telehealth is Happening Telehealth is an expansion of telemedicine, which provides long-distance clinical care via technology enabled communications. Telehealth encompasses telemedicine and also focuses on... More

Week in Review 2/13/15

February 13, 2015

New data from Kaufman Hall finds that hospital M&A activity continued at a strong pace in 2014, with 95 hospital transactions announced. The number is... More

Love is Always in the Air at Impact Advisors

February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re considering a career with Impact Advisors or are already a member of the Impact family, we want to make sure... More

Labor & Delivery in a Private, European Hospital

February 11, 2015

My daughter lives in Europe where healthcare is provided by the government to all individuals at no cost. Healthcare is considered “free” and a right... More

Epic Importing: Some Helpful Guidelines

February 10, 2015

What do you do if you have to load a substantial number of records or data at one time into Epic? This can be accomplished... More

Week in Review 2/6/15

February 6, 2015

There were two VERY big stories related to value-based payment models this week: HHS announced a goal to tie 50% of Medicare payments to “quality... More

We are Number 1!

February 4, 2015

For the seventh consecutive year Impact Advisors has been recognized as a “Best in KLAS” recipient by KLAS Research, an independent research organization that ranks... More

What About Workarounds?

February 2, 2015

Remember your first Electronic Medical Record (EMR) installation project? Remember going into a room with the software vendors and “validating” your workflows? How comfortable were... More

Week in Review 1/30/15

January 30, 2015

Some big – and surprising – news on the Meaningful Use (MU) front, as CMS indicated it is considering shortening the 2015 EHR reporting period... More

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