Subject matter experts visit Kansas City to help build Tift Regional’s Cerner system

More than 60 Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) staff members who serve as subject matter experts traveled to Cerner’s headquarters in Kansas City in January and approximately 75 will return in April as part of the Cerner Millennium system build.  Cerner Millennium will go live at TRHS on Oct. 1. 

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.  

“The purpose of the January trip was to provide a current state review of the Cerner Millennium system from a workflow standpoint,” said Guy McAllister, TRHS Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “The April trip will serve as a future state validation of the system.  These folks are working hard to identify opportunities and risks around people, processes and technology.”