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connect-post-2bUX is a vital philosophy for many industry-leading companies. Some have entire departments labeled “User Experience,” and others would say it deserves as much of your budget as Marketing.

In the health care space, a UX approach can revolutionize the Patient Experience.

Part 2 of our 3-part Blog series on “Success in converting consumers to patients” explains what health care can learn from the holistic UX approach, particularly in the pre-visit patient experience.

Read the post here and share it - http://connect.impactmakers.io/blog/converting-consumers-learning-from-ux.html

connect-post-1bConverting consumers to patients is a vital, yet complex process for health providers and doctors. Nurturing those patients into loyal customer relationships is another story.

Fortunately, data is here to the rescue. Online search and self-scheduling provides a complete data story of each consumer-to-patient journey that providers and doctors can use to further refine how they position themselves, and innovate how they convert and keep patients in the future.

Part 1 of our 3-part Blog series on “Success in converting consumers to patients” provides an explanation of these massive data opportunities, and how many providers and doctors may be missing out on them.

Read the post here and share it - http://connect.impactmakers.io/blog/converting-consumers-search-scheduling.html

Impact Makers participated in the North Carolina HIMSS Cybersecurity Forum and Winter Dinner on January 28, 2016 in Winston Salem, NC. The event addressed the many approaches to provide a secure infrastructure as providers and the healthcare industry are challenged to manage ever-growing patient information. more

2015 Winner Hi ResImpact Makers is honored to share that our website project with MedStar Health won the silver 2015 eHealthcare Leadership Award in the “Best Healthcare Content” category. The 16th Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards were presented by Health Care Communications on November 11, 2015 in Orlando.

MedStar Health is a large healthcare provider in the Baltimore/Washington metro area with 10 hospitals, 250 outpatient centers, 6,000 physicians and 30,000 associates caring for millions of patients every year. Impact Makers’ project with MedStar Health included a new digital presence, an overhaul of the existing website by modernizing the look and feel, converting to a user-friendly CMS, responsive design and an advanced content and provider search capability. For more information on the project, see the case study published by Amazon Web Services. more

The leading blog on health IT news, HIStalk, featured an interview with Impact Makers’ CEO and Founder Michael Pirron on November 18, 2015. Michael discusses Impact Makers’ work in health care technology and business transformation.

See the blog post: HIStalk Interviews Michael Pirron, CEO, Impact Makers.

quote1Amazon Web Services (AWS) published a case study on Impact Makers’ project with MedStar Health. Impact Makers used AWS to support a new digital presence for MedStar. The collaboration with AWS provides a state-of-the-art platform that is highly secure, scalable and cost-effective.

MedStar Health is a large healthcare provider in the Baltimore/Washington metro area with 10 hospitals, 250 outpatient centers, 6,000 physicians and 30,000 associates caring  more

grcSo much is happening in the world of cybersecurity, and it impacts everyone, from individuals to businesses to communities as well as local, state and federal government.

Impact Makers’ Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consulting practice is seeing these significant trends: 1) Encryption is the best option! 2) Risk Assessments are the linchpin! and 3) Information sharing on cyber-threats yields better security!

For more news in the cybersecurity area:

  • Virginia Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Directive to Strengthen Cybersecurity Protocol Read More>>
  • Building Assurance through HIPAA and Safeguarding Health Information: Highlights from the Security Conference hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Read More>>

8th Annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through (HIPAA) Security Conference by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Sept 2-3, 2015

This conference offered sessions exploring security management and technical assurance of electronic health information. Presentations covered a variety of current topics including updates on the Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, breach management, business associate liability, managing 3rd party risk, securing medical devices, and more. more

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Matt Curtin, Impact Makers’ Director of Healthcare Business Strategy, is transitioning to the President-Elect role of the Virginia Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).  HIMSS provides leadership in healthcare for the advancement and management of information technology. Matt is a tenured member of the VA HIMSS board, having held both the Sponsorship and Programs Chair.
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Impact Makers’ Principal Consultant Terri M. Ripley, MIT, CPHIMS, FHIMSS was honored with the Founders Leadership Award at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando.

The Founders Leadership Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated significant leadership within the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and/or the industry, in the judgment of the HIMSS Board of Directors. more