Healthcare: information technology

Information system consolidation

March 27, 2018

Challenge:

The two merged health systems each had their own Laboratory Information Systems (LIS). In order to provide continuity of care in a more cost effective manner, to improve turnaround time, and to have enterprise-wide access to laboratory results, the consolidated health systems sought a single integrated LIS.

Solution:

Mazars, working with the management leaders from both academic medical centers, developed a plan to attain the desired integrated system. The team:

  • Identified the functional requirements needed at all campuses, as well as current and future state workflows
  • Recommended potential system solutions that would meet the needs of the merged organization
  • Evaluated the viable systems in terms of their ability to meet future state business and functional requirements as well as their integration capabilities
  • Developed a transition plan to move each of the academic medical centers to the new LIS
  • Managed the implementation of the new consolidated LIS across all campuses of the merged academic medical center

Results:

Utilizing our assessment, system selection, and implementation methodologies, the recently merged academic medical centers were able to:

  • Standardize workflows in accordance with best practices enterprise-wide
  • Implement a replacement LIS on time and within budget
  • Expand functional capabilities within each of the academic medical centers
  • Enhance staff productivity and operational cost effectiveness
  • Reduce LIS ongoing support requirements
  • Replace outdated legacy systems
  • Offer competitive reference laboratory services at both major campuses