Migrating to a new EMR? You aren’t alone.February 8, 2021
An increasing number of US health systems are making the leap from their current electronic health record to a more robust platform. This is a huge transition – and investment – for any organization, requiring significant coordination over an extended period of time. Providing patient care and managing revenue in the existing EMR while simultaneously upgrading to the new platform can be a daunting task.
iMethods sets itself apart by focusing on the people dedicated to a conversion. It’s not just about the consultants we bring to a project who we care about; it’s about your team as well. Ensuring they are engaged and equipped with the right technical support and resources can reduce stress associated with the migration. And having experts onboard who have done the work before can make all the difference to the outcome of the project.
Since 2016, iMethods has successfully supported hospital partners as they take on this momentous effort. Our team of subject matter experts has assisted numerous health systems – from academic medical centers to mid-sized hospitals – as they have transitioned from one EMR to another. We have deep expertise in a number of clinical applications – including Epic®, Cerner® and Allscripts® – to ensure the legacy platform is operating optimally while new modules come online.
For example, at a large health system in Florida, iMethods was selected to provide resources to maintain the Cerner platform, including fulfilling service requests, providing incident management, supporting change management and performing application testing and training. iMethods also had Epic implementation support responsibilities, providing a large number of subject matter experts, project managers, analysts, business intelligence resources and billing/coding experts to support the health system’s launch of Epic.
At another conversion engagement, iMethods is augmenting AMS, providing Tier III support to the organization. Utilizing vendor services provides some peace of mind, and the premier skillsets of iMethods’ EMR experts create an additional layer of support to bring synergy between the vendor support services and complex customer needs.
For more than 17 years, iMethods has grown its business – and its reputation – by delivering great results and building long-term relationships with its clients, consultants and candidates. This commitment to quality benefits our client partners as they embark on any IT journey, none more critical to their long-term success than the ambitious migration to a new EMR.