How to plan and execute a smooth, successful move to Expanse
Before moving to Expanse, you need to assess readiness from a fiscal, governance, and project management standpoint. These are things you might not think about when you’re focused on EHR software and hardware.
Jeff Webber, Managing Director, Enterprise Systems, Tegria
Congratulations—you’ve chosen MEDITECH Expanse, an intuitive, next-generation EHR platform that can improve outcomes across your entire organization.
Upgrades are challenging. A successful go-live requires executive buy-in, organizational alignment, and open, transparent internal communications. Our comprehensive Expanse Success Plan assessment will help you identify and prioritize opportunities during the approval, budgeting, and preplanning phases of your Expanse migration.
First, we work together to help you answer the important questions:
What is your project budget?
What is the total cost of ownership (TCO)?
Have you defined the project scope and requirements?
What is your governance model?
How can you avoid potential challenges?
What resources do you have or will you need?
How will you address gaps in your internal resources?
Do you have the right partnerships in place?
Have you achieved executive and board-level project approval?
To create your ESP, Tegria’s team of MEDITECH Expanse-experienced resources use the ESP methodology to provide a comprehensive strategic plan for your implementation. We dig deep, listening to your unique challenges and drawing on our healthcare roots to create a customized plan that’s right for your precise situation.
What Does an Expanse Success Plan Include?
The Expanse Success Plan assessment spans six weeks and is designed to provide you with a full understanding of the costs and efforts associated with successfully implementing MEDITECH Expanse. We provide expert guidance for navigating major decision points, to help you reduce the risks associated with a major system change.
Stage 1: Project Initiation and Document Review
Draft project charter that outlines objectives and scope
Develop plans for communications, governance, risk management, staffing and resource management, and change management
Identify performance metrics and key outcomes
Stage 2: Data Gathering and Interviews
Analyze current state to drive future state design
Interview staff and vendors about current workflows and future needs
Create spreadsheets detailing hardware and device inventory, interfaces, and third-party vendors
List reports needed in the future state
Stage 3: Documentation and Analysis
Use information gathered earlier to solidify implementation plans
Define timelines and key dates
Map out all phases of the project, including initial build, integrated testing, parallel testing, training, and go-live
Stage 4: Confirm Findings
Finalize dates for integrated testing and parallel testing
Recommend workflow changes to ensure future state matches current state
Finalize training plans, including any vendors to be used
Ensure all existing contracts are reflected in plans
Stage 5: Final Analysis and Plan Development
Develop comprehensive implementation plan with dates
Finalize plans to support connectivity for interfaces
Verify that all third-party vendors have been contacted
Stage 6: Presentation of Deliverables
Present final project charter and all related plans
Confirm target outcomes and deliverables
Deliver future state documents
Ready to create your organization’s Expanse Success Plan?