Impact Advisors Expands Federal Health Focus with New Leader
Karen Friedrich Named Principal to Oversee Federal Health Market
Chicago, IL – February 17, 2015 — Impact Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of healthcare information technology services, announced today that Karen Friedrich has joined the organization as Principal and will lead Impact Advisors’ Federal Health market.
Friedrich will focus on the firm’s efforts to serve all government agencies with a mission to address healthcare needs of service members and their families, government employees and federal health beneficiaries. The Federal Health market has been a strong focus at Impact Advisors over the last year and a half and will continue to be an area of concentration with Friedrich’s expertise driving the effort.
“We have identified a tremendous need for our services in the Federal Health market,” said Lydon Neumann, Vice President at Impact Advisors. “Karen’s experience will further cement our role within this key market, expand our offerings and allow us to best serve our clients’ needs. We are excited she has joined our team and look forward to making an impact for government agencies.”
Friedrich has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare information technology industry. She has expertise in commercial and federal healthcare including clinical product strategy, process improvement and solution deployment. She oversaw federal healthcare projects in her previous roles with First Choice Professionals and Carefx Corporation working on solutions for the Department of Defense Military Healthcare enterprise, Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Coast Guard and Department of State. She also held positions at WebMD Practice Services, MISYS Healthcare Systems and Health Care Data Systems.
“I truly believe in the vision and goals of the Department of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs to provide the best healthcare in the world to our active duty military, their families and our veterans,” said Friedrich. “My experience blends perfectly with Impact Advisors’ service offerings – together we can help government agencies achieve their goals.”
Friedrich studied at Syracuse University School of Management in Syracuse, New York. She is a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society and an Advisor for ZappRx, a specialty pharmacy care coordination platform.
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 seven 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 www.impact-advisors.com.