During an EHR migration, the CIO’s most critical objective is to “involve the right people and get the right input,” says Kevin Wiese, CIO at BestSelf Behavioral Health, particularly when it comes to decisions on build and workflow.
The key to a successful migration isn’t to give users every piece of data they want (especially if they want all of it), but rather, to figure out what data they need and make it easily accessible, according to our panelists.
Although health systems are moving toward integrated platforms, providers still need to access legacy data, which means CIOs have to find a way that make that happen, as seamlessly as possible, according to Marc Probst and Nick Szymanski.
For organizations that are migrating to a single platform, implementation isn’t the ultimate goal; in fact, it’s more of a baseline, says Kate Pierce, who talks about the major changes happening at North Country Hospital.
When should you start cleaning up legacy data? How soon should data be entered into the new system? When it comes to going live with Epic, there seem to be more questions than answers, says Sheri Stoltenberg, who provides some clarity.