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Epic switch means 1,650 Trinity Health jobs will relocate or outsource

About 1,650 Trinity Well being workers will see their present positions relocated or outsourced within the coming years because the system transitions to the Epic digital well being data platform.

The not-for-profit well being system plans to relocate a few of its income cycle workers to 3 consolidated billing places of work in Michigan and Ohio and outsource a few of its info know-how workers to its software administration providers vendor, Leidos.

The adjustments coincide with Trinity’s Epic implementation, which is scheduled to increase by 2022, with the system’s first hospital go-live in Michigan in January 2020.

“This isn’t imminent,” mentioned Cynthia Fry, Trinity’s chief income officer. “It is a journey within the income cycle house.”



Beneath the change, 1,200 of Trinity’s income cycle workers who usually are not situated in Michigan and Ohio and who give attention to back-office capabilities reminiscent of billing, assortment and follow-up will probably be requested to relocate to newly consolidated affected person billing facilities in Kentwood, Mich., Farmington Hills, Mich. and Columbus, Ohio. Trinity selected these cities after contemplating its hospital areas, actual property prices, imply wages and value of dwelling. The well being system will cowl workers’ relocation prices.

The change doesn’t have an effect on income cycle workers who work in areas like registration, coding and scientific documentation enchancment.

Staff who do not need to transfer will probably be eligible for re-training for different positions inside the well being system or with its distributors, Fry mentioned. Trinity will create new jobs in efficiency administration and coaching. It should additionally provide severance pay and outplacement providers like profession counseling and resume improvement to those that resolve to not transfer.

“I would like them to discover a place that they really feel suits for them and issues to them, whether or not it is doing one thing totally different inside Trinity, whether or not it is us serving to them discover one thing inside Trinity or relocating and supporting our new facilities,” Fry mentioned.

One other 445 Trinity workers who work in info know-how will probably be requested to transition into employment with Leidos that provides the identical pay and related advantages. That is as a result of these workers work in a set of purposes that will probably be shut down in a number of years as soon as the system goes dwell with Epic, mentioned Marcus Shipley, Trinity’s chief info officer.

As soon as with Leidos, these workers will seemingly work on different Leidos accounts, which might entail journey, Shipley mentioned.

“These colleagues have developed and honed nice abilities through the years, and I’m assured that Leidos is the accomplice that is going to assist them put that to work long run,” he mentioned.

Trinity has not disclosed how a lot its Epic implementation will value, however Shipley mentioned not one of the adjustments introduced Wednesday are taking place for monetary causes. He mentioned the partnership with Leidos permits Trinity to make sure future, long-term employment for workers whose purposes will finally be shut down. He mentioned he doesn’t imagine the variety of workers outsourced to Leidos will develop past 445.

The affected Trinity info know-how workers will work each in Trinity services and at residence, Shipley mentioned, including that lots of them already work remotely, “so I believe that is one thing they will match into properly.”

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