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Workday Elevates the Employee Experience

LaKami BryantAfter almost two years of planning, design, and preparation Lawson is being phased out as Cook Children’s launches Workday in July.

The transition to Workday is a big undertaking that involves collaboration across departments and teams within departments. Every employee will be impacted when Workday goes live next month. You can expect a new look when viewing paychecks, making changes to benefit selections, viewing and updating your personal information, expense report capture, engagement, and much more. Employees in HR, Finance and Supply Chain expect a greater impact because their day-to-day operations will occur in Workday.

 “This is an important and highly visible change and the project team has been working diligently to ensure a smooth and accurate transition from Lawson to Workday,” said LaKami, VP Revenue Cycle and Enterprise Applications. “The features and functionality within Workday will elevate the employee experience and allow us to interact in a whole new way.”

LaKami explained that Workday offers a mobile app, integrated capabilities, dashboards that displays real-time data, with new releases coming every quarter. “What set Workday apart was their ongoing research and development to enhance system features and functionality by listening to their customers to enhance the employee experience and workflows within departments,” she said.

“Workday is intuitive, easy to navigate, and overall user friendly. Managers will receive birthday and work anniversary reminders for their team right on their home page, which is something I find very helpful.” “Our initial go-live is just the beginning. Phase II will bring us more ways to interact and communicate with features like; Help and Journeys.”

 “This is a major go-live. Even though Workday is intuitive, it is still a big change and we expect questions. Please use one of the “How to” Zoom sessions, reach out to a super user, at the elbow support team and we will help step you through the system.

Lakami BryantLaKami started at Cook Children’s in 1997 in the Health Information Management Department. She transitioned IT and has held various roles over her 26-year career at Cook Children’s. She’s an eager learner who enjoys working with others to problem solve and implement solutions that improve the employee, patient, and member experience. Two main strategies in her toolkit are conversations and connections.

Today, LaKami’s areas of responsibility include; Enterprise Resource Planning, Information Services Applications, Enterprise Content Management, Health Plan IT, Epic Revenue Cycle and the Data Integrations team. “I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with.”, she said

I’ve learned how to connect the right people to problem solve and identify solutions. We are most successful when we collaborate, listen, and understand that we contribute to each other’s success and the success of the organization.”

More about LaKami Bryant

Born in San Angelo, LaKami grew up wanting to be a military police officer and was heading down that path when God sent her in a different direction. She attended Tarrant Community College and the University of Texas at Arlington before finishing her BS in Business online through the University of Phoenix. LaKami has three adult sons and seven grandchildren who call her Gigi. She enjoys spending time with her grandkids and supporting her husband’s motorcycle ministry.