Impact Insights

Is Your CAB Running Right?

February 11, 2016

Change control is not a new concept for Information Technology (IT) departments, but it is rarely working as smoothly as we would like nor is... More

The EHR Developer Code of Conduct – Next Steps in its Evolution

February 8, 2016

Recently, the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) released its “EHR Developer Code of Conduct.” This code of conduct was developed to promote “a set of transparent industry... More

Extending Software and Services to Community Affiliates

January 26, 2016

Extending software and services to community affiliates to maximize patient care and quality is a becoming a common challenge in the healthcare industry. Working with... More

Legacy Data Management Services: Archiving

January 25, 2016

As long as there has been healthcare IT, there have been system upgrades. And today’s environment sees more and more health systems transitioning to new... More

Using the “Pre-Mortem” Process for Success in Implementations

January 20, 2016

Anyone who has been in IT for some time has experienced a failure, outage, or error resulting in the need for a “post-mortem” review to... More

Where’s the Beef (Benefits)?

January 13, 2016

Healthcare costs in the U.S. just topped $3T per year and the U.S. has the most expensive healthcare costs per citizen of any country by... More

Week in Review 1/8/16 – New MU Hardship Exception; Next Generation of Wearables

January 8, 2016

RELIEF (AND ALSO MORE CONFUSION) WITH MEANINGFUL USE… Last week, President Obama signed a bill into law that essentially establishes a blanket hardship exception for... More

Revenue Cycle Best Practices

January 7, 2016

Anytime I meet a new client to discuss Revenue Cycle best practices, I am quickly reminded by the client that “they are different than other... More

My EMR: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

January 6, 2016

The only constant is change and it’s no different for the electronic medical record market.  If you’re an organization that has been using the same... More

Impact Advisors Holiday Photo Blog

December 23, 2015

At Impact Advisors, we joyously celebrate the holiday season. This year, we took time to celebrate our 2015 accomplishments and our awesome IA family members... More

Merging Epic Instances – a Success Story

December 22, 2015

I had the opportunity to serve as the project manager on the second-ever initiative to merge two Epic instances into one and the first project... More

A View Through the ICD-10 Looking Glass

December 16, 2015

  Background:  Many health systems and physician offices worked hard to get ready for the ICD-10 go live on October 1, 2015. The switch from... More

Giving Thanks for Family

November 24, 2015

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is time to enjoy a bountiful meal with family and friends and reflect on the good things that... More

Week in Review 11/13/15 – Hospital EHR Adoption; Use of Mobile Apps

November 13, 2015

HOSPITAL EHR ADOPTION ON THE RISE… A new study in Health Affairs finds that 75% of U.S. hospitals had at least a “basic” EHR in... More

Week in Review 11/6/15: Update on Senate HIT Bill; Fascinating Approach to Analytics

November 6, 2015

A SENATE BILL TO KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON… Politico reported earlier this week that the Senate HELP Committee may soon release its version... More