Impact Insights

Moneyball Meets Cost Modeling

April 4, 2016

 “Data itself doesn’t tell the future, or give the answer – but it can limit the field for you and make it manageable for you.”  ... More

Device Deployment in Large System Implementations, There are Things That I Know That I Know

March 14, 2016

There was a famous quote by a former Secretary of Defense that I have taken and modified a bit to fit my recent experiences: “There... More

What Happened in Vegas – HIMSS 2016 Takeaways

March 8, 2016

The annual HIMSS Conference is always huge; and when it’s held in Las Vegas, it is a surreal experience. And this year’s event did not... More

Optimization Governance

March 7, 2016

During an EHR implementation a governance model is established to set direction, make timely decisions and manage risks associated with the implementation. However, once the... More

Celebrating Information Governance!

February 25, 2016

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has designated the month of February as “Information Governance (IG) Month” – but what exactly is “Information Governance?”... More

Protecting Against Ransomware

February 23, 2016

In early February 2016, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center made national headlines as a result of becoming infected with a specific type of malware called “ransomware.”... More

The Struggle is Real – Physicians and EHRs

February 18, 2016

The classic IOM reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm identified the tremendous potential of health IT to improve patient care and... More

We’re Live! Hey, Where are my Reports?

February 15, 2016

It’s week two of go-live and things are not as crazy as you expected. The command center is still a bustle of energy and the... More

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