Chapter 2 – some MEDITECH references:
Byrne: It would be absolutely fantastic if Epic were the only project that was going on. That would be easy — I’d be knocking off at 3 o’clock every day. I’m kidding about that, of course. But the other big project we have going on is a Lawson implementation. I don’t think we would have ever chosen to do a major Lawson ERP implementation at the same time we’re doing a big clinical revenue cycle implementation, but I think actually every department system is changing in the next year. And we used Meditech for a lot of those functions previously, so with the departure from Meditech, we needed to find some things for the general ledger — for materials management, for accounts payable, etc. That’s a very significant implementation that’s hitting finance and materials, but it also hits every department around charging, OR, pharmacy, etc. So as they’re turning over their major clinical systems, they’re also turning over their supply system as well. So that’s going on.