Right now in healthcare, executives are pounding their heads against a wall as they face declining reimbursements, increased threats for security breaches, and escalating costs. They are also trying to improve the quality of care, optimize their staffing, and maintain a budget. None of these are easy tasks, and as the focus turns away from clinical systems and moves towards the financial and operational systems, these executives realize that their enterprise resource planning (ERP) is out of date and cost more to maintain than it is saving them. This leads to the decision that a new system is needed and then a whole new list of challenges arises. Specifically, ERP implementation and adoption.
While ERP systems do not require a significant cost investment, organizations have to invest resources and staff to implement and train properly. It is extremely important to get the implementation and training right the first time, or costs will skyrocket.
There are several implementation risk areas that you should look out for:
If you understand where the risks are during an ERP implementation, then you are already ahead of the curve when it comes to avoiding them. With proper planning, software selection, and identification of key functionality, in addition, to properly trained staff your organization will be successful with any ERP system that you implement.
Optimum Healthcare IT has a dedicated practice focused on healthcare ERP systems to assist organizations in developing plans and improving operations. We offer services around software selection, implementation strategy, staff augmentation, project initiation, change management, workflow assessments, process improvement, and more.
If you are considering a new ERP implementation, contact us today, and we can help you avoid these common issues and get you up and running on your new system.
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