Impact Advisors Joins IBM and Epic Team for Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Bid Impact

Impact Advisors, LLC, one of the leading providers of healthcare information technology services announced today that it will be joining IBM and Epic in their proposal for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) contract.  Widely experienced in the Electronic Health Records (EHR) arena, Impact Advisors has helped more than 130 clients, including Sutter Health, WellStar Health System, Houston Methodist and Northwestern, transform and modernize their medical records systems.

IBM announced in June its plans to team with Epic, the market leading provider of EHR, to compete for the DHMSM contract. IBM will bring its extensive system integration, knowledge of current Department of Defense (DoD) systems, and change management and operational expertise in delivering large scale solutions to the project. Epic will lend its market leading system experience in medical record adoption and integration. Impact Advisors will provide its Epic domain expertise in the areas of clinical transformation, user engagement, project delivery, end-to-end implementation planning and on-going staffing support.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with industry leaders IBM and Epic and supporting their bid for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract,” said Lydon Neumann, Vice President at Impact Advisors. “The goal of DHMSM is directly aligned with our mission, which is to make a positive impact through technology to improve the quality of care.”   Impact Advisors has significantly improved the clinical and financial performance of its clients and will leverage its industry leading consultants, methodologies and tools to bring value to this important initiative. Impact Advisors brings a depth of experience with Epic, healthcare information technology, operational and clinical workflows and systems interoperability.

“Impact Advisors has a strong track record of working with hospitals and healthcare organizations all over the country in delivering Epic solutions that transform care delivery and clinical results,” said Dr. Keith Salzman, IBM’s Chief Medical Information Officer who is leading the collaboration between IBM and its business partners on the DHMSM bid. “They are a strong addition to our team as we pursue this bid in helping the Department of Defense better share, collaborate and coordinate care.”

The DHMSM project will transform and modernize the Military Health System clinical systems allowing service members and their families to benefit from the best healthcare this country can provide. The program seeks to not only modernize the current DoD electronic health records but also make it interoperable with Department of Veterans Affairs systems and private provider electronic medical records. The contract will serve some 9.7 million beneficiaries including active duty, retirees and their dependents.

About Impact Advisors, LLC
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

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