Coordinate – Combining Medical Enterprise Systems

Making IT all work… together

So many of today’s healthcare organizations are in the throes of mergers, network expansions or new partnerships that require HIT systems to quickly begin behaving as a single entity.

One of the first hurdles to clear is ensuring that executive leadership has a clear picture of what is involved in combining the organizations’ IT infrastructures and solutions. A common mistake is under-preparing—either from a time or budgetary standpoint.

For IT leaders appropriate staffing levels to execute on a merger/migration is a top priority—from senior managers to frontline personnel, it’s critical to have experienced players at the wheel providing on-site or remote support in a timely and effective manner.

Scaling your solutions and resources can prove another challenge and requires an experienced hand to determine when legacy systems may be reaching capacity for a growing organization. Eliminating duplicative systems—while preserving essential services and building on successful systems is key.

Determining how a merger will affect your long-term roadmap—not only from an IT perspective—but as it will affect your ability to deliver clinical quality, patient satisfaction, and bottom-line results in the future is the final piece of the puzzle.

The S&P team can help you evaluate the implications of your options—providing a highly granular understanding of the process, guided by our InTegrity™ framework.

The S&P team will help your entire organization “level set” so that you are set up for success, armed with a sound plan that takes each granular detail into account.

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