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Expert Panel: Seamless EHR Transition Through Data Migration

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT

Planning and implementing a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) requires a thoughtful data migration strategy. The good news is that it doesn't have to be painstaking. 

Join an expert panel in this webinar as they discuss ways to help successfully tackle an EHR transition. Panelists will provide perspectives from providers and share experiences and scenarios encountered in over a decade of providing clinical data migrations.

Galen has performed more than 250 migration projects, handling more than 4 million patient records for clients, supporting all aspects of EHR transition including data mapping, testing & validation, legacy application support, new EHR implementation, and data archival.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss strategies for pursing an electronic medical record (EMR) replacement
  • Explain the difference between discrete and non-discrete migrations, and why both may be helpful
  • Describe the various approaches to extraction, transformation and storage of the contents of clinical systems

John Ward

John Ward is Chief Information Officer for TriHealth. He oversees day-to-day information services for the Cincinnati-based hospital system and leads planning to chart corporate strategy for information services. Ward spent 10 of his last 11 years working for TriHealth or Group Health, a subsidiary. He was chief information officer and director of business development at Group Health Associates from 2004 to 2007. From 2007-12, he was director of health systems integration for TriHealth. Ward became director of ambulatory systems in 2013, a role in which he was responsible for the implementation of the Epic electronic health record system with TriHealth’s employed doctors.

Sherry Montileone
IT Manager
Citizens Memorial Hosptial

Sherry Montileone is Network & Support Manager, Information Systems at Citizens Memorial Hospital and has 35 years of IT experience. Sherry has worked with Citizens Memorial Hospital since 2000 assisting with the award winning implementation of the MEDITECH system in multiple acute, long-term care and clinic settings. 

Mary Ellen Ford
Epic Program Manager, EMPI, Electronic Clinical Data Conversions, Data Migration

Mary Ellen Ford was an IS Program Manager at a large Health System in Kentucky.  She led the Patient Load, Electronic Clinical Data Conversion, Data Migration and Change Management projects for a health system's recent Epic implementation.  She was a leader in HIM operations for over 7 years before moving into IS Project Management.  She is currently a Project Management contractor working with the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) which provides a common, secure electronic communication infrastructure to exchange health information within the Commonwealth and across its borders.

Ray Lape
Director of Technical Services

Ray Lape has over 10 years of healthcare IT experience and manages Galen’s #1 in KLAS Technical Services team, focused on assisting healthcare organizations migrate, integrate and aggregate their data. Prior to joining Galen, Ray served as EHR Application Manager at Medisync Midwest, where he was responsible for day-to-day management of the EHR application and clinical interfaces as well as EHR support team. 

Julia Snapp
Manager of Professional Services

Julia Snapp manages Galen’s team of Clinical Conversion Analysts & Conversion Project Managers. Julia has over 10 years of healthcare information system experience in a variety of roles with large integrated healthcare organizations. She has extensive experience in both the acute and ambulatory settings and is Epic certified in EpicCare Ambulatory (including Order Transmittal) and EpicCare Inpatient Procedure Orders. Prior to joining Galen, Julia served as Epic Application Coordinator at Fletcher Allen Health Care and was an Implementation Consultant and Project Manager at Allscripts.