Impact Insights

Specific HIT Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act

December 28, 2016

As we mentioned in our last blog post, the IT provisions of this bill are particularly interesting. We’ll look at each topic and provide a... More

Holiday 2016 Photo Blog

December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays! The Impact Advisors family wishes you a vibrant holiday season and a Happy New Year! Our team members gathered at various locations throughout... More

The New “21st Century Cures Act” Summarized

December 14, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill that was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate (94-5) and House (392-26), has this Tuesday (December 13th) been signed... More

Physician Engagement for EHR Implementation

December 12, 2016

Physicians, like most people, feel overwhelmed by and resistant to change.  EHR implementation, whether moving from paper to EHR or from one EHR to another... More

Top 5 Success Strategies for EMR Integration Projects

December 2, 2016

Imagine a world where a healthcare organization can purchase an EMR that satisfies all of its patient care and revenue cycle needs. One enterprise-wide solution... More

The Internet of Things

November 28, 2016

  The Internet of Things? What ‘things’? Has technology become so difficult that the people inventing it cannot even come up with a name for... More

Being Thankful

November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays…a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the many things for which we are thankful. As... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits Part 4 – Race for the Finish Line…and Keep Going

November 14, 2016

Last week my home town was host to an ultra run to benefit cancer research. I’m not a runner.  None the less, as a physician... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits: Part 3 – Planning for Success

November 1, 2016

  Analogies abound related to planning for success. Consider the “Dress for Success” phenomenon of the 1990’s that has persisted to the point that every... More

Realizing Clinical Benefits: Part 2 – Identifying Benefits

October 25, 2016

  You’ve decided to set up a benefits realization program. Maybe your organization is implementing an EHR.  Maybe you are aggressively pursuing optimization or maybe... More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: EHRs and Preventative Care

October 20, 2016

Breast Cancer is a disease which seems to touch everyone’s life, no one is immune to it, including me. Being a Healthcare IT Consultant, as... More

MIPS/MACRA Final Rule – Key Takeaways

October 18, 2016

This past Friday (10-14-16) CMS released the Final Rule for MIPS/MACRA (refer to our Friday Blog Post for more details and documents). Today, we’d like... More

MIPS/MACRA Final Rule Released (10-14-16)

October 14, 2016

The long-awaited “Final Rule” for MIPS/MACRA has been released today (10-14-16) by CMS. The entire 2400 page Final Rule can be downloaded here: MIPS/MACRA Final... More

Achieving Clinical Benefits Realization – Start with the Basics

October 5, 2016

Clearly, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as technology enablers hold great promise for improving efficiency and quality. In spite of that, a majority of health systems... More

Impact Advisors “Hearts” Healthcare IT

October 3, 2016

At Impact Advisors, we know the importance of healthcare IT. That is why last week we joined more than 440 organizations from across the country... More