Implementing the wrong EHR architecture after healthcare provider M&A will put revenue and patient care at risk. CIOs should use these four best practices to decide whether to consolidate, integrate or isolate duplicative EHR systems.
- Use Four Critical Criteria to Determine Your Post-M&A EHR Strategy
- Consolidate — Reduce, Replace or Combine EHR Instances
- Integrate — Connect Data and Workflow Across EHR Instances
- Isolate — Continue With Isolated Systems Across Business Units or Merged Entities
- 1. Identify Dependencies of Your Strategic Business Objectives on Your Current EHR Portfolio
- 2. Determine If EHR Change Will Improve Clinical Outcomes by Assessing Patient Cohort and Clinical Service Delivery Congruency
- 3. Measure EHR User Satisfaction and IT Benchmarks to Assess Where Improvement Is Needed and Best Practices Can Be Scaled
- 4. Use Upcoming Events to Implement Architectural Change
- Consolidate Results to Determine Your New EHR Architecture
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