Helping Healthcare IT Teams Through the Entire Project
From Planning to Go-Live, we help you every step of the way.
Our expert consultants are here to help you run your projects more efficiently, bringing best practices, experience, and a trusted resource, creating better outcomes for your project.
why work with us?
Implementing Software is Hard — Don't Do it Alone!
Keep Your Projects On The Right Path
Having a plan to follow can help you mitigate possible negative outcomes before they happen. We'll help you with short and long-term planning.
Run Your Projects On Time & On Budget
Our resources make sure that your project is running effectively — no matter what you're installing. We keep you on track and on budget.
Start with Best Practices
Our resources bring standardized tools, timelines, and templates to any of your projects so you never start from scratch and know you’re getting best practices.
Our Experienced Team Can Guide You Through Every Step Along the Way
The Solution to Your Healthcare IT Struggles
We've been where you are now — frustrated at projects that aren’t going the way you want them to go. We’ve seen teams unnecessarily waste money and resources trying to get something live, but knowing there had to be a better way.
That's why MAKE Solutions was born. Our expert consultants have been in the trenches with you, and are here to help you with every aspect of your project from start to finish and beyond.
During the course of your program, we can help you create the plans necessary to carry out your organization's strategic vision. If you need a roadmap, multi-year planning, help with a merger, or guidance on your clinical, financial, technical, or operational needs, we have experts.
Ensure that your competing priorities and strategies are balanced to come up with a cohesive plan. With our expertise you can ensure that you're on the right path and working on the right things.
MAKE has program managers and project managers who can ensure your projects are run effectively, no matter what you're installing. We have experts in clinical and financial systems, across multiple vendors who will keep your project on track and on budget, holding both the organization and vendors accountable.
Our program management team blends seamlessly with your team and strives to build a healthy team culture working with you and your vendors to ensure that your team is as effective as possible.
MAKE project managers bring a proprietary toolset, allowing us to quickly stand up a program and structure so you can start a project immediately. Already have a program structure in place? No problem, we can integrate into that too.
Setting up and maintaining a Training environment is difficult – difficult enough that your environment is probably out of date and doesn’t reflect what end users see. There are easier ways to do it with less downtime. MAKE has the workflow experts to work with your informatics team to define what data should go into the domain, and the technical experts to train your team on our proprietary tools to get it done more quickly.
Our physicians cover many clinical specialties and are skilled in multiple EHRs to provide any level of service you may need.
We provide unique options that support physician engagement, including a Physician Subscription model that gives you access to physician support anytime you need it.
Physician Go-Live Support
MAKE provides physicians for peer-to-peer support during go-live events to improve physician adoption and satisfaction. Get physicians the support up front when it’s needed most and avoid bad habits forming. Not just anyone can support your physicians; it needs to be someone who knows their unique workflows.
MAKE can improve physician usage of your EHR. Help physicians be more efficient, improve documentation and ordering time, and reduce after-hours time. Improve patient safety as well. Using metrics and analytics, we can measure physician adoption and help your organization reach your target goals.
While your organization is looking for a permanent CMIO, MAKE can provide experienced physicians who can keep your projects and strategies moving forward. Whether it’s three, six, or 12 months, we have available resources to meet your requirements.
Physician involvement during the project implementation phase is key to correct design and better adoption post go-live. MAKE can provide physicians who know EHR solutions to help make the right decisions for physicians, help train, or be another set of hands.
Sometimes you just need someone to bolster your team or bring in experience you don’t have. We have resources in many different applications and can match you with the right fit. Have a specific need? Just ask us how we can help!
Understanding your current state processes is critical to ensuring you don’t create gaps when developing a new future state. The TransIT workflow and testing tool allows for the detailed documentation of current state workflows. These workflows become the basis for your regression test scripts.
Once you start working on your future state workflows with your vendor, these can also be documented in TransIT. They can be documented at a high level and then fleshed out with the details as the build progresses. These workflows can be combined with those from your other applications to become the basis for your integration test scripts.
Workflows that aren’t fleshed out can lead to confusion at go-live, or worse, end users processes that don’t work. This can add significant cost and delays to your implementation.
Let our experts document your workflows for you, or teach you how.
Implementation success or failure can be directly attributed to how well applications were tested, how well end users understand new workflows at go-live and how quickly they adapt to those new workflows. MAKE Solutions’ methodology along with the TransIT workflow and testing tool allow end users to be engaged throughout the implementation.
Does your organization have a Testing Management Plan to ensure consistency in testing practices? Is this plan utilized across all of your projects and production support? Contact MAKE Solutions to assist with developing or reviewing your Testing Management Plan. Our methodology, used in conjunction with TransIT make it easier for end users to participate in design, validate workflows, and participate in testing. The more the end users are involved, the easier it is to build adoption for your implementation.
If your test scripts are not where you want them to be, it takes time and effort to get them updated. We can help develop the strategy to implement the plan, and ensure your test scripts live up to the standards in your Testing Management Plan.
There are multiple aspects to successful Activation Planning: cutover planning, go-live staffing, Command Center planning, and then stabilization. We have led many clients through successful go-lives, and have the tools and expertise to guide you.
How much support do you need for go-live and for how long do you need it? Utilize TransIT workflow and testing tool to document and execute process-based testing. Then, let our workflow experts analyze the results to formulate the appropriate support plan.
Once we help you identify how many resources you need and how long you need them for, we can supply resources to support both clinical and financial roles, with workflow knowledge as well as vendor-specific solution knowledge.
Additionally, we can augment your Command Center team with people you know how to organize and run your activation support team.
Testing workflows prior to go-live reduces the number of bugs introduced into production and the need for process rework post-go-live.
MAKE Solutions has resources who are experts in creating test scripts. We work with your analysts and subject matter experts to create detailed workflows that incorporate all steps in the test scripts to ensure nothing is missed.
Does your organization have a Testing Coordinator to ensure consistent application of your Testing Management Plan? Do your Analysts keep your test scripts up-to-date with each new round of testing? If not, contact MAKE Solutions to discuss our Testing as a Service. This service, used in conjunction with TransIT eliminates the need for a Testing Coordinator and for Analysts to be burdened with updating your test scripts.
We can provide that Testing Coordinator function, and with access to your applications in a non-production environment, ensure your test scripts consistently live up to the standards in your Testing Management Plan. Having an experienced Testing Coordinator manage the preparation leading up to each testing round, and the issues and script corrections coming out of each testing round can reduce the need for additional rounds of testing.
By making sure that your test scripts are kept up-to-date you enjoy more efficient testing rounds and fewer issues at go-live. This allows you to reduce the amount of time your Analysts spend in testing and reduce the go-live support time allowing you to release those Analysts back to regular production support or additional projects that much sooner.
Getting Started is Simple
You don't have to keep trying to figure this out alone. Let our experts help you find the right combination of support, software, and processes to accomplish your goals with the least amount of muss and fuss.
Make a Plan That Works for You
A successful implementation relies on having the right plan for you — support, software, assignments, and workflows.
Enjoy a Successful Implementation
Avoid negative outcomes, distractions, talent gaps, and preventable delays with full accountability.
Check Out the Success Other Clients Experienced With Us
MAKE was an Invaluable Asset
MAKE Solutions was an invaluable asset for our IT leadership team during our EHR implementation. [The team’s] knowledge and expertise are outstanding. They are great collaborators and leaders. The testing team was extremely helpful in working with our team to create a comprehensive testing plan, which reduced our overall testing time and improved the quality assurance of our build prior to implementation. We were able to identify and correct many issues prior to go-live by utilizing this testing plan.
TransIT Reduced the Time & Effort to Test
There are two fundamental things needed to reduce the burden to IT: one is a Help Desk, and the other is a testing tool. We chose TransIT as our testing tool. The burden an EHR puts on analysts for testing is significant; there are upgrades, patches, new domains, and packages coming out that need to constantly be tested. We’ve seen a big benefit from TransIT in reducing the time and effort it takes to test.
TransIT Has Been a Great Success
TransIT has been a great success at our site across three rounds of integrated testing and ongoing testing prior to go-live. After a couple of days of training and a few days to set up the environment, the team was ready to build test scripts in TransIT.
TransIT is Ingrained in Our Processes
We have been very satisfied with the ease of use of TransIT, the tools it provides for managing a large-scale test event, and the ease of reporting on errors and issues found during testing. TransIT has become an ingrained part of our process and we are expanding its use to include the test scripts for our STAR financial system, so we can use it with our next STAR upgrade in addition to continued Cerner projects.
Our Most Successful Round of Testing Ever
Using TransIT, we uploaded our existing 34 integration test scripts from our recent upgrade, modified them to reflect workflow uplifts, added an additional 40+ scripts for the 2 additional facilities, and trained 200+ clinical and revenue cycle testers in the new tool. All within our aggressive 6-week timeline.
Over the next three weeks of testing, WE COMPLETED OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL ROUND OF INTEGRATION TESTING EVER. We ran just over 80 test scripts. The tool provided us the unprecedented capability to coordinate the efforts of 200 people on 45 teams, provide visibility into how test scripts are progressing, support rapid script hand-offs between teams with the flexibility of resources to work from anywhere, traceability of EMR system issues tied directly to test steps and the ability to update almost 700+ script corrections and revisions. In post-testing survey results, over 96% of McLaren respondents recommended the use of TransIT in future integration testing.
We just scratched the surface of TransIT’s potential value to McLaren. We are planning extensive workflow testing and future test automation. TRANSIT WILL BE A STRATEGIC TOOL for ensuring our solutions meet the needs of our physicians, clinicians, and business associates.
Top Questions from Our Clients
Get the answers to your questions and make a confident decision in what's best for your technology testing and implementations.
When you're implementing new software, there are a lot of things that you have to consider — planning, design, testing, go-live, and many other steps along the way.
It's easy to waste time or miss crucial points that could cause headaches and problems down the line. Our expert consultants do this every day for healthcare organizations just like yours. We know how to help you mitigate risks and make it to go-live faster.
We’ve worked on projects with all the consultants we recommend, and we have vetted each one of them. We personally know everyone and put our trust in them so you can too.
At-the-elbow (ATE) support isn’t something we typically do because we can’t verify the knowledge and skills of such a large number of resources. However, we can provide great resources for a command center and to work tickets, which is where you can often have overlooked needs.
We charge competitive rates for our resources which can flex to fit your budget, needs, and project length. We’d love to talk to you about your budget to see how we can fit in.