A regional healthcare system signed a letter of intent to merge with another larger system. The transition would address several business challenges they were experiencing and would integrate them into a larger, more financially stable healthcare system. In addition to the business aspect of the merger, the transition was significant for employees, patients, and the community because they didn’t want to lose the culture, character, and values that had been a key part of the hospital‘s identity since its founding.
After a failed negotiation to merge with a different hospital system, the new venture meant smooth transition activities would be a sensitive priority. Both hospital systems used Lawson across their organizations, so Lawson was identified as a key element in the successful integration of organizations and systems. The integration of their Lawson systems across Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Finance, HR Payroll, and Benefits would affect every patient and employee of both healthcare systems.