Impact Insights

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

MIPS: The Future of Reimbursement?

September 21, 2016

  In April, Congress passed the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which is designed to make major changes to the way reimbursement... More

CMS Eases MIPS/MACRA Reporting Requirements with “Pick Your Pace” Program

September 16, 2016

On September 8, 2016, CMS’ Andy Slavitt announced a “Pick Your Pace” program in the CMS Blog. This clarifies the reporting requirements for MIPS/MACRA for... More

Navigating the Population Health Storm – Is Big Data the Solution?

September 13, 2016

  It has become clear in the past six years of the Affordable Care Act, which was introduced in March of 2010, that we are... More

Small Hospitals are a Big Deal: The Challenges of Implementing Large Scale EHR’s at Smaller Organizations

September 8, 2016

  It’s only been within the last few years that the top tier EHR vendors have actively pursued smaller health care organizations.  Historically, the focus... More

Impact Advisors Creates a Culture of Caring

September 6, 2016

  When I first interviewed at Impact Advisors, I noticed it was like oil and water from other interviews I had been on. The firm... More

10 Ways to Increase Operational Engagement in an EHR Project

August 22, 2016

  Ready or not – here it comes! Any change brings both excitement and trepidation. This is especially true for operational leaders and end users... More

Organizing Clinical Optimization Teams to Support Post-Live Optimization Efforts

August 18, 2016

As organizations begin to manage the EHR post-live optimization phase, they need to plan for multiple approaches to support clinical optimization efforts. As optimization requests... More