The 2016 Top 25 Consultants: Peter Smith


Peter Smith Impact advisors Excellence in Healthcare 

Peter Smith has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology and is an industry thought leader, from ambulatory to long-term care and from core clinical information systems to health insurance exchanges. Smith, Co-founder and CEO of Impact Advisors, specializes in IT assessment and strategic planning, IT organizational design and IT governance modeling. Smith serves as a trusted advisor to numerous industry-leading CEOs and CIOs.

This past year has been a dynamic one in the healthcare industry, Smith says. “The healthcare technology industry is an ever-changing environment. There is a constant prioritization shift to keep up with the pace of change.”

The complexity of problems needing to be solved continues to expand, he says, and as a result, the firm is constantly being challenged to learn. “I am most proud of the work our associates have achieved with our clients, improving the way healthcare is delivered and solving some of the most complex challenges in the market,” Smith says. “In addition, I am especially proud of the work we have done in enhancing our leadership structure and talent.”

Smith has helped grow has Impact Advisors from a handful of associates at the beginning to what has now become a team of over 175 healthcare IT professionals. Make that an award-winning team. Under his leadership. Impact recently celebrated being selected as Best in KLAS Overall IT Service Provider by the KLAS Research group. In January, Impact learned of being awarded this recognition for the fourth consecutive year.

Additionally, in 2015, Impact Advisors was named one of the Top 15 Best Small Firms to Work For by Consulting Magazine, the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and the Top 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Healthcare Review.

“I find great reward and a sense of accomplishment in our firm’s culture, which translates into the way we deliver our work,” Smith says. “To build a firm our associates are proud to be part of, and to deliver above expected results to our clients time and time again.”

Smith says he is especially proud of the contributions Impact Advisors has made in the healthcare industry. “We never lose sight that our work has a direct impact on the health of our communities, families and patients,” he says. “I enjoy the challenge of solving problems. It is truly rewarding to develop a relationship with a client, openly discuss their goals, and formulate a plan to achieve those goals.”

As far as being named one of the Top 25 Consultants, Smith says he is humbled. “This represents that we continue to do the right things by our associates and our clients,” Smith says. “And a special thanks to my wife and our children for their support. I couldn’t do it without you!”