Impact Advisors: Healthcare CIOs Highlight Strategies to Address Emerging Informatics Requirements

Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT consulting firm, and the Scottsdale Institute (SI) are releasing a report that highlights strategies to address emerging informatics requirements for the nation’s healthcare systems. This past September, a panel of eight healthcare Chief Information Officers (CIOs) convened in Chicago for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit, sponsored by Impact Advisors. The event is in its second year.

During the Summit, the CIOs shared strategies, tactics and insights for the emerging informatics requirements in the healthcare industry and insights around the skill sets needed by CIOs to help navigate their health systems through the change occurring in healthcare. The CIOs, whose facilities together represent $50 billion in annual net-patient revenue, and a total of 264 hospitals and 1,900 care sites across the country included:

The report from the Summit highlights key insights from the CIOs regarding their top challenges in today’s marketplace which include consumerism, information security, preparation for value-based payment and what the implications are for the CIO. In addition, the report shares strategies the CIOs are utilizing to help their organizations succeed.

“CIOs today are faced with many challenges as the healthcare landscape transforms,” said Andy Smith, president of Impact Advisors. “As technology continues to become more important, the role of the CIO and the type of leadership skills that person will need to have will become vital to the success of the organization and the health and safety of patients.”

“The mission of Scottsdale Institute is to support leading health systems as they strategically integrate and transform using information technology,” said Shelli Williamson, executive director of Scottsdale Institute.  “This year’s CIO Summit, like all SI programs, enabled valuable, timely, and practical member collaboration and information sharing and SI and its members appreciate the sponsorship of Impact Advisors in making these programs possible.”

A copy of the CIO Summit Report, “Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace: Strategies From a CIO Summit” is downloadable for free at and at

About Impact Advisors

Impact Advisors, a distinguished healthcare information technology consulting firm, improves its clients’ healthcare delivery through technology. As a trusted healthcare leader, the firm helps hospitals and health systems maximize clinical and operational performance with its Best in KLAS® strategic advisory, implementation and optimization services. Since its inception, Impact Advisors has consulted to more than 140 hospitals and health systems nationally and internationally. The firm has earned a number of industry and workplace quality awards including Best in KLAS® for six consecutive years, Healthcare Informatics HCI 100, Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty and Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work.  For more information about Impact Advisors, visit

About Scottsdale Institute

The Scottsdale Institute (SI) is a not-for-profit membership organization of prominent healthcare systems whose goal is to support our members as they move forward to achieve clinical integration and transformation through information technology. SI facilitates knowledge sharing by providing intimate and informal forums that embrace SI’s “Three Pillars:” Collaboration, Education and Networking. For more information visit

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