Impact Insights

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

Week in Review 10/30/15: Cybersecurity Bill; New Study on IT Benchmarking

October 30, 2015

SIGNIFICANT CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSED BY THE SENATE… Earlier this week, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), which encourages private entities to exchange... More

Legacy Data Management: Strategic Considerations for Successful Clinical Data Abstraction

October 29, 2015

The healthcare marketplace is in the midst of a remarkably active period of consolidations, mergers, and acquisitions.  The healthcare systems that are joining forces must... More

Legacy Data Management

October 26, 2015

Most healthcare systems – whether implementing a new EMR or acquiring another system and integrating under one EMR – typically do not have a comprehensive... More

Week in Review 10/23/15: MU Clarifications from CMS; New Interoperability Metrics Coming?

October 23, 2015

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS FROM CMS ON THE MU FINAL RULE… In the time since the MU Final Rule was released in early October, CMS has issued... More

Week in Review 10/16/15 – and new White Paper on the MU Final Rule

October 16, 2015

REACTIONS TO THE MEANINGFUL USE FINAL RULE… Now that the dust has settled somewhat, industry stakeholders have finally had a chance to digest the MU... More

NHIT Week: Endless Health IT Capabilities

October 8, 2015

Need to pre-register for a planned hospital admission?  Done Want to upload your fitness activity from your Fitbit for your doctor to see?  Done Want... More

NHIT WEEK: Close to the Heart – Electronic Medication Reconciliation

October 6, 2015

One of the first projects I was given as a healthcare IT Application Analyst was Electronic Medication Reconciliation. Tasked with defining a process for electronically... More

Week in Review 10/2/15

October 2, 2015

THE INDUSTRY TRANSITIONS TO ICD-10… The healthcare industry finally “flipped the switch” and made the highly anticipated conversion to ICD-10 code sets this past Thursday... More