Combining two healthcare organizations involves more than an assessment of staffing and finances. It also involves the potential integration of patient data from electronic health records, which must be protected.
Health IT systems integration is an important aspect of any merger or acquisition, but many organizations don’t consider its impact early enough, costing time and money. Understanding the systems both organizations have in place and involving all stakeholders in the migration strategy and planning process early on can lead to a successful IT integration.
Getting to the Root of IT Integration Success
Streamline the M&A IT Integration Process
Determine how technology can help the healthcare organization best care for patients while preparing for the future.
Conduct in-depth health IT audits to gain a deep understanding of the technologies, policies and services deployed at both organizations.
Develop and implement a health IT integration strategy that maps the current technology state to the planned future state while mitigating staff burnout and ensuring continuity of care.