Impact Insights

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

Week in Review 8/7/15

August 7, 2015

EHR FRUSTRATIONS AT COMMUNITY HOSPITALS… Close to 20% of community hospitals are “actively looking to replace their EHR vendor,” according to a new report from... More

The Importance of Clinical Content Build Out

March 19, 2015

Clinical Content Build Out (CCBO) is the phase of system implementation in which each clinical area will review and modify the clinical documentation tools that... More

Surgical Block Utilization

March 9, 2015

Health Care organizations are under immense pressure to maximize revenue whenever possible. No area of care is immune from these forces. For peri-operative areas, one... More

What About Workarounds?

February 2, 2015

Remember your first Electronic Medical Record (EMR) installation project? Remember going into a room with the software vendors and “validating” your workflows? How comfortable were... More

When an IT Project Isn’t an IT Project

January 20, 2015

A critical success factor of any Information Technology (IT) system implementation is to understand customer needs as thoroughly as possible. Even with the best planning... More

Living the Optimization Life

January 14, 2015

You’ve implemented your EHR but so far your organization is not realizing the promised “value” that an EHR should bring.  Now what?  Perhaps your organization... More

The Great Train Gain: Tips for Creating a Successful Training Plan

January 12, 2015

“Another new IT initiative? More time at the computer? Something new to learn? Ahhhhh!” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Implementing new IT functionality in... More

Don’t Make This Mistake When Implementing an EHR

November 5, 2014

The implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a transformational endeavor that requires an extraordinary amount of effort and resources. The effort and... More

Epic Device Deployment Recommendations

October 29, 2014

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Having the greatest Epic system in the world won’t provide value if users are unable to... More

The Big “Little” Things in Big Projects

October 27, 2014

A large project such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is daunting and intense for any organization. These type of transformational projects are typically... More

Gimme an I, Gimme a T, Gimme an I, Gimme a L, ITIL!

October 15, 2014

Introduction: Let’s start by saying that I am a not your typical “process person.” I am organized in “my way,” meaning I know exactly what... More

Finding Value in Your EMR Investment

October 6, 2014

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) go-live is like drinking from a fire hose. There is an abundance of information rushing at your clinicians who are... More

Epic Security Recommendations Using the Integrated Workgroup Security Model

September 24, 2014

Having the greatest Epic system in the world won’t provide value if users are unable to access it properly and efficiently. The following recommendations will... More

Doctor, Doctor! On Effectively Communicating with Physicians Part III

August 18, 2014

How to Think Like a Physician When Designing Keep it simple when designing systems for physicians.  While it may not be simple to build, an... More