Will I be a user of Cerner Millennium and/or Infor Lawson?
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What is Cerner Millennium?
Cerner Millennium is an electronic health record (EHR) and integrated database that provides a comprehensive set of capabilities. It will replace Paragon and other systems. It will allow our healthcare professionals to electronically store, capture and access patient health information in both the acute and ambulatory care setting.
Why is Tift Regional Health System implementing Cerner Millennium?
When is Cerner Millennium going live?
October 1, 2017
What is Infor Lawson?
Cerner Millennium is our new electronic health record (EHR) and integrated clinical database, but Infor Lawson provides a unified platform solution for supply chain, financial and human resources management.
Why is TRHS implementing Infor Lawson?
When is Infor Lawson going live?
Fall 2017 (exact date to be determined)
What are the implementation timelines for Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
Please visit our Implementation Timeline page
What are our guiding principles for the implementation of Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
Please visit our Guiding Principles page
Who is leading the charge on the Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson implementation?
Please visit our Team Leader page
What does success look like with Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
What is the “elevator speech” for Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
To enhance patient care and quality, we have to get the right information to the right people at the right time. Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson are innovative information technology systems which will revolutionize how we share clinical and business data.
What are the “value objectives” of Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
When is the training on these new systems?
Please visit our Events Calendar page
How can I provide input into the building of the new systems?
Please talk with your manager or contact the appropriate project team leader. Visit our Team Leader page for a contact list of project leaders.
What is a subject matter expert and what is a super user?
Subject matter experts. A subject matter expert collects information to be used in database configuration and works 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.
Super users. A super user is a clinical end-user and real-time expert who has received additional training which enables him or her to provide support and teaching to colleagues. This person is expected to answer questions, troubleshoot problems and help resolve issues regarding the new technology.
What is an accountable leader?
Accountable leaders drive the organization’s change campaign within their constituency. They may be responsible for a role (such as nursing), a venue (such as radiology or IT department), or a facility (such as an individual clinic) depending on the organization and scope of the project. Another term for accountable leader is change champion.
Can we expect delays in patient service during the activation of Cerner Millennium and Infor Lawson?
With investment in training, rehearsal of critical steps and onsite support during and immediately after go-live, delays in patient service should be minimized. But, we must also be realistic and expect some slowdown and disruption as we adapt to new processes.
Once initial issues are identified and adjustments are made, our data interfacing and workflow will vastly improve and patient care will be enhanced. During the activation phase, we will be communicating with patients and the general public about possible service delays, educating these audiences on “the why” for the new systems and asking them for patience during this transition.
Who are the consultants helping us with this transformation?
Change is hard. Any tips on dealing with this transformation?
Our providers and support staff can be strong partners for successful implementation if they view the technology as a tool to make it easier for them do what they are already trying to do, which is get through their day with less wasted effort while providing the best possible care for our patients.
Take advantage of our communications and training on these systems. If you feel disconnected, plug yourself in. If you have questions or concerns, don’t be afraid to speak out. Talk with your manager or contact a project leader, subject matter expert or super user. You can also reach out to a member of the executive team. We are all in this together.