Trin­ity’s switch to Epic means re­lo­ca­tion or out­sourc­ing for 1,650 em­ploy­ees

Modern Healthcare - - Regional News - —Tara Ban­now

About 1,650 Trin­ity Health em­ploy­ees will see their cur­rent po­si­tions re­lo­cated or out­sourced in the com­ing years as the not-for-profit sys­tem tran­si­tions to an elec­tronic health record plat­form solely from Epic Sys­tems Corp. be­gin­ning in 2020.

Un­der the change, 1,200 of Trin­ity’s rev­enue cy­cle em­ploy­ees who fo­cus on back-of­fice func­tions, such as billing, col­lec­tion and fol­low-up, will be asked to re­lo­cate to newly con­sol­i­dated pa­tient billing cen­ters in Kent­wood and Farm­ing­ton Hills, Mich., and Columbus, Ohio. Em­ploy­ees who don’t want to move will be el­i­gi­ble for re­train­ing for other po­si­tions within the health sys­tem or with its ven­dors. Livo­nia, Mich.-based Trin­ity will cre­ate new jobs in per­for­mance man­age­ment and train­ing. It will also of­fer sev­er­ance pay and out­place­ment ser­vices to those who de­cide not to move.

An­other 445 Trin­ity IT po­si­tions will be out­sourced to the sys­tem’s ap­pli­ca­tion man­age­ment ser­vices ven­dor, Lei­dos. Those em­ploy­ees work in a suite of ap­pli­ca­tions that will be shut down once the new sys­tem goes live, said Mar­cus Ship­ley, Trin­ity’s chief in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer. Trin­ity has not dis­closed how much its Epic tran­si­tion will cost, but Ship­ley said none of the staffing changes are fis­cally re­lated.

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