Greenway Prime Suite Data Conversions
A data conversion, or data migration is used to safely and efficiently move data from your current EMR software or practice management software system to your new one. Not all data conversions are created equal. A poorly planned or executed data conversion can have a dramatically negative impact on your operations, revenue cycle, and patient safety.
MDS has deep experience performing discrete data conversions to and from the Greenway Prime Suite practice management and electronic health records software platform.
Data Conversion FAQs
When should an EHR data conversion be performed?
The timing and planning of your data migration is of critical concern to the operational and financial functioning of your organization. MDS ensures that the timing of your data migration is carefully considered. We evaluate the readiness of your staff as well as offer advice on patient scheduling immediately following your data conversion and "go live". Generally, the data migration mapping and prep work will be done in the weeks leading up to your "go live," while the actual data migration probably will occur on a weekend in order to provide minimal disruption to the practice. Poorly planned data conversions can result in substantial risks to the practice, including lost revenue, lost data, and patient safety concerns.
Why would our practice need a data conversion?
There may be some cases where it may not make financial sense to pay for a data migration at all. Instead you may wish to use your internal resources and staff, particularly if you are a smaller practice. It depends on many factors, such as how long you have been on your current practice management or EHR system, the quality or integrity of the data in your current software, the skills and available time of internal staff, and your budget. MDS can help evaluate all of these options and work with you on the most financially and operationally sound plan for your practice.
Data Migration Customer Review
Need a data conversion? Be sure to check references to ensure you don’t encounter costly and dangerous data problems following your conversion, which are all too common in this industry.
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Data Conversion Risks
The process of migrating from one EMR or practice management system to another successfully is rife with failure points. If it wasn’t difficult enough to make the decision to adopt your first EMR system, replacing your EMR compounds the likelihood of even more serious issues occurring.
Replacement EMR software purchases comprise a large part of today’s ambulatory healthcare software market. We regularly talk to medical practices on their 3rd, 4th, or even 5th system. There are many reasons why provider groups are electing to replace (and re-replace) systems. But, even before wasting time on EMR demos, you should ask a lot of questions about the vendor’s approach to migrating their data.
Data Migration Questions To Ask Your New EHR Vendor
- Has the vendor converted from your exact PM/EMR system before? How many times?
- What guarantees does the vendor offer?
- When is the data conversion performed? Discuss timing and deadlines.
- What is being converted? Just patient demographics or discrete clinical data?
- Does the conversion include appointment history, insurance carriers, and patient insurance plans?
- Who is cleaning up the data? What problems do you currently have with your data?
- Who is responsible for obtaining the data from your existing vendor?
- How is the data conversion timed with your go-live on the new software?
- What are the additional costs for migrating over various parts of the data?
- What contingency plans are in place in case something goes wrong?
Many physicians are finding a need to replace EMR software or medical billing software systems for many reasons. MDS has extensive experience converting discrete data from legacy practice management and EHR systems to and from Greenway Prime Suite.
We know you have a lot of reasons why you may be looking at replacing your current practice management or EHR software, so let’s jump right in with the top reasons and questions that we are seeing from provider groups:
- Which PM and EMR software systems can you convert to Greenway?
- Our EMR or practice management software system has been discontinued
- Do we need a data conversion from our old system to Greenway?
What practice management and EMR software systems has MDS Medical converted to Greenway?
MDS Medical can migrate your data to Prime Suite from many common practice management and electronic health record software systems, including (but not limited to):
- ADP AdvancedMD (PM)
- Allscripts PeakPractice™ (Eclipsys)
- Allscripts MyWay™ (PM & EMR – product has been discontinued)
- Allscripts Professional™ (PM & EMR)
- Allscripts TouchChart™ (EMR Documents)
- Alteer™ (PM & EMR)
- Aprima™ (iMedica)
- athenahealth®, Inc. (PM)
- Dr. Notes (EMR)
- eClinicalWorks® (PM & EMR)
- ehrTHOMAS-PM (PM)
- GE Centricity (PM)
- gloStream (PM & EMR)
- iMedica (PM & EMR)
- Lytec® McKesson (PM)
- MedGenix (PM)
- Sage Medical Manager (PM)
- MedicsElite (PM)
- MediNotes (EMR) / Allscripts MediNotes e™ (Eclipsys)
- McKesson Medisoft® (PM)
- MediTech (PM)
- Misys Tiger (PM)
- Origin Healthcare (PM & EMR)
- McKesson Practice Partner® (PM & EMR)
- PracticePoint Manager (PM)
- SOAPWare (EMR)
Please contact us if your current software is not on this list. Our data conversion experts can evaluate your system and needs and advise you on the most cost-effective option for migrating your data.
Our EMR software has been discontinued
What do you do when your EMR vendor announces that your EMR will be “sunsetted” or “discontinued”?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of learning that your product has been sunsetted (discontinued or no longer developed or supported), or your vendor has gone out of business – you might be worried about the expense of migrating to a new system. Sometimes the vendor will offer a free data conversion to their “move forward” product. Many groups may choose the move forward product, only because it appears to be the path of least resistance. However, we’ve seen large EMR vendors repeatedly sunset products when they have more than one product in a particular space.
Sometimes, the sunsetting of your EMR can provide you with a unique opportunity to shop for EMRs again. You have an opportunity to choose the best vendor and system for your practice. Having some experience in the area will put you in a stronger position to ask vendors the right questions.
Do we need a data conversion from our old system to Greenway?
A data conversion is used to safely and efficiently move data from your old system to your new one. Not all data conversions are created equal. In fact, a shoddy data conversion can have a dramatically negative impact on your overall success, and even impact patient safety.
MDS ensures that the timing of your data migration is carefully considered. We evaluate the readiness of your staff as well as offer advice on patient scheduling immediately following your data conversion and “go live”. Generally, the data migration mapping and prep work will be done in the weeks leading up to your “go live,” while the actual data migration probably will occur on a weekend in order to provide minimal disruption to the practice.
There may be some cases where it may not make financial sense to pay for a data migration at all. Instead you may wish to use your internal resources and staff, particularly if you are a smaller group. It depends on many factors, such as how long you have been on your current practice management or EHR system, the quality or integrity of the data in your current software, the skills and available time of internal staff, and your budget.
Request Information on Data Migration Services
Please call 1-800-494-3188 or complete the form below to talk with an MDS representative regarding your data migration project.