Anderson Healthcare, a long time MEDITECH C/S site, is in the process of replacing four different EMRs (MEDITECH C/S, CPSI, NextGen, and eMDs) with MEDITECH Expanse (Go-Live planned for November 2019). Determining what data from your systems can be migrated takes considerable understanding of all the options offered by MEDITECH and other third-party vendors. Significant time was spent learning and relearning how the mesh of vendors and conversion tools work together to provide useable data at go-live. Anderson was fortunate to have the right mix of knowledge experts to work with our consulting partners and MEDITECH to come up with a comprehensive plan. Once a conversion strategy was developed, Anderson spent considerable effort discussing and teaching stakeholders about the data conversion process. This presentation will review Anderson’s lessons learned specific to data their data conversion journey during their Expanse migration.
Mike Ward is the CIO for Anderson Healthcare, a regional healthcare network with two hospitals and many clinics. Mike has worked in the health IT industry for nearly 25 years. As the Director of IT for Anderson Hospital, he helped it grow in to a multi hospital organization with a constantly expanding geographic footprint. Mike is overseeing Anderson's Project 1 a multi-year project to consolidate four different EMRs into one.