In April, more than 75 TRHS subject matter experts traveled to Cerner headquarters in Kansas City to provide future state validation for the new Cerner Millennium system, which will go live on Oct. 1. These individuals represented TRHS in verifying the system build and new workflows. They also received hands-on use of the system.
“The key purpose of the visit was for the subject matter experts to understand how the system will work for Tift Regional as well as gain an understanding of the next steps in the project,” said Sharmilee Joyner, project manager.
What is a Cerner subject matter expert? A subject matter expert represents a particular TRHS job classification and/or department, collecting information to be used in database configuration and working with teams to develop and execute test plans, report issues and certify readiness for conversion. They support end-user training, assist in defining a standardized work process and report to leaders on project status and risks. Subject matter experts include physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, administrative staff, managers, IT staff, informatics personnel and more.