Hospital mergers and acquisitions are happening at a dizzying rate, and that means intense change for employees of those systems, from expanded patient services to leadership upheaval.
But for those working in HIM and HIT, the biggest impact of M&A activity comes from merging EHR systems. In doing this critical work, health information professionals must ensure that patient data is preserved, deduplicated, and made available in all corners of the enlarged organization.
That’s why it’s important for health IT and revenue cycle leaders to understand the EHR migration challenges that come with mergers and acquisitions, and how they can preserve data integrity in two essential ways: through master patient index (MPI) cleanup and clinical data abstraction.
Download Preserving Data Integrity During Epic Migration: A Tale of Two Systems, and learn how you can preserve data integrity and overcome data migration challenges.