Impact Insights

Building New Healthcare Facilities: Connected, Smart, Efficient, Flexible and Secure

July 28, 2016

There are few moments in a healthcare organization’s history where the clarity of its mission and vision are more aligned than when building a new... More

Interviewing to Win

July 25, 2016

  Interviewing….it can be a daunting task that raises up anxieties and insecurities that we haven’t felt in years. The thought of answering questions about... More

Meaningful Use Updates: 90-Day Reporting Period and More

July 12, 2016

This past Wednesday (July 6, 2016) CMS released a 764 page Proposed Rule (CMS-1656-P) that among other things will streamline how Meaningful Use (MU) will be... More

Cutover: The Missing Link for a Successful Go-Live

July 6, 2016

With all the excitement of planning a new project, time is spent focusing on the implementation team, end-user support and even the command center location,... More

Common Challenges to PMO Governance

June 16, 2016

Alignment and objectivity Governance for setting project’s priorities within an organization can be difficult if there are not solid objective processes in place. Frequently, senior... More

Is MIPS “Stacking the Deck” against Solo Providers?

June 14, 2016

In my last post (“The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about MIPS/MACRA RIGHT NOW!“), we talked a bit about the “budget neutrality” requirement of... More

Impact Advisors Named “Top Clinical Transformation/Optimization Firm” in KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report

June 9, 2016

This week KLAS published its annual Healthcare IT Advisory performance report.  In it, Impact Advisors was honored with the distinctions of “Most Consistent Top Performer,”... More

The Positive Impact of Giving!

June 1, 2016

Each spring, we celebrate our Impact Advisors family at an annual retreat we refer to as Impact Palooza.  This is a very special time of... More

Merger and Acquisition in Healthcare – a Solution to a Problem or Problem In Need of a Solution?

May 23, 2016

Healthcare organizations, ranging from large Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN’s) to smaller independent healthcare systems and provider organizations, have been engaging in merger and acquisition activities... More

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about MIPS/MACRA RIGHT NOW!

May 17, 2016

As many of you know, the MIPS/MACRA “Proposed Rule” was recently released by CMS on April 27, 2016. What you may not know are some... More

Preparing Your Team For Go Live

May 4, 2016

It is only two months prior to your Practice Management application go live and there is anxiety in the air.  Everyone is panicking because of... More

Protecting Against Ransomware with Layered Security

April 28, 2016

Ransomware is rampant in our networks this year. Every week, the headlines announce another healthcare system that has had a downtime or outage due to... More

Alphabet Soup of Value-Based Care

April 11, 2016

Confused by the alphabet soup of government value-based reimbursement programs coming down the pike? You are not alone. Meaningful Use, Value-Based Modifiers, PQRS, Hospital Acquired... More

Continued Concerns Over Ransomware

April 7, 2016

Last month, I addressed protecting yourself from ransomware. At that time, ransomware was primarily an attack that was caused by an end user accessing infected... More

MIPS, MACRA & MU — The Next Evolution of Healthcare Payment Reform

April 7, 2016

“The meaningful use program as it has existed will now be effectively over.” — CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt J.P. Morgan Annual Health Care Conference,... More