The iCIMS’ approach to implementing a clinical system using the Lattice technology is based on a number of key points:
- Agile implementation
- Fast reiterative design – 100% user engagement
- iCIMS is unique – Implementation is integral to the design process
- NOBODY truly knows what they fully want from a system UNTIL they start using it, because then they know:
- What they have, but don’t want
- What they want, but don’t have
Stage 0 – High Level Analysis
If the client desires assistance in scoping the project, iCIMS has the experience of working with clinical teams to specify high-level (modular and functional) requirements to define an overall scope of work and project objectives. iCIMS does not require a detailed requirements analysis (e.g. down to the field level) in order to estimate effort or cost. Our methodology ensures that a client includes the key workflows and functionalities they are committing iCIMS to deliver without having to restrict themselves to a rigid level of detail that may hinder the emergence of the best-fit end-solution.
This stage concludes with a Scope of Work that feeds into stages 1-4.
Stage 1 – Clinical System Analysis
This is the starting point of any iCIMS Lattice system deployment. The analysts engage with as many stakeholders as needed to fully understand the needs of the user community, systems requirements, workflows and connectivity essential to producing a system that is tailored to the needs of each individual client team.
One of the key outcomes is a set of requirements which on completion defines system handover.
The analysis is performed by highly experienced staff who understand clinical workflows and data regimes and can translate that information into viable technical solutions.
Stage 2 – System Design & Handover
iCIMS has a strong technology edge with Lattice. The process of designing the solution automatically generates the system. This enables a very short journey from prototype to final solution via a high number of iterative changes. These changes are made in conjunction with client users and are primarily driven by the analysis completed in Stage 1. Once the design is completed as outlined in the outcome of the Stage 1 analysis, the system undergoes User Acceptance Testing (UAT) driven by a series of retrospective real patient records. At the conclusion of UAT, the system is “handed over” to the client to commission.
Stage 3 – Design Adaptation Grace Period
iCIMS offers a truly unique advantage with this stage. It is only after a system is fully operational that users can see further areas for improvement. It is for this reason that for three months from system handover, iCIMS works closely with each client to
Stage 4 – Maintenance
At the completion of the Design Adaptation Grace Period, the standard maintenance stage begins. As well as standard maintenance procedures, such as bug fixes, product updates
Stage 5 – Progressive Development
This presents an important value-added service for the client under the iCIMS implementation approach where additional sub-user groups add their components onto the base system either as sub-module or a parallel Clinical Information System (CIS) within the same implementation.
This increases the Return on Investment (ROI) of the base system by leveraging the pre-existing infrastructure (installation) and connectivity. It also