This month marks the 18th anniversary of the founding of Navin, Haffty & Associates. Our longevity and stability are testaments to our clients who have put their trust in us over the years, as well as to the quality of our staff…the key to our success. In reflecting on this anniversary, I wanted to highlight a few statistics that may explain our success. Of our workforce of approximately 200, we have 146 associates who have been with us at least five years! Of the 146 associates, 97 have been with us 7 years, 42 more than 10 years and 13 more than 15 years. This longevity allows us to provide our clients with the most experienced MEDITECH talent in the industry.
Consulting is a demanding business, requiring our associates to constantly refresh their skills to maintain current knowledge of the evolving capabilities of MEDITECH Expanse, not to mention the challenges of travel and entering high stress/high expectation situations. Our unique position of consultant longevity has led to long-term relationships with clients, often over multiple engagements and years. Further, our colleagues have developed relationships with key staff at MEDITECH, as well as within NHA, so we can draw upon a large pool of knowledge and experience that goes beyond any one consultant’s personal knowledge and experience.
Thank you for your support over the years and we hope for your continued support in the years to come.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
With MEDITECH’s announcement of a Professional Services division, we want to highlight some of their unique capabilities. First and foremost, among the goals of electronic health records is improved patient care outcomes and optimal health status for patients, MEDITECH developed a series of EHR toolkits to address specific challenges, and they are available for any customer to implement without outside assistance. However, while some healthcare organizations have realized remarkable improvements using the toolkits, many have not taken full advantage of these capabilities. Implementing these toolkits has had a direct impact on reducing instances of sepsis, CAUTI infections, and patient falls. Effective implementation involves not just software changes but stakeholder engagement, robust project management, workflow redesign, and communication.
Since MEDITECH designed and created these toolkits, they bring a deep knowledge of the toolkits and functionality, as well as an understanding of how to create the organizational support structure to successfully implement these for maximum effect. MEDITECH has taken the additional step of certifying their team in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Model for Improvement, for both toolkit development and professional services. Given the patient care concerns and the costs associated with any episode associated with the problems listed above, bringing in outside leadership to drive the process and assure the results makes great sense.
In addition to the toolkits previously mentioned, they have toolkits for Opioid Stewardship, Diabetes Management, and a newly released Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit. For more information on MEDITECH Professional Services for toolkits, contact your MEDITECH marketing consultant.
IHI Model for Improvement. Boston, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; . (Available on http://www.ihi.org/)
In addition to our recent research studies concluding MEDITECH Expanse hospitals outperform hospitals running Cerner and Epic on quality and value measures, we recently expanded our research to include Allscripts hospitals and found they also fall short of Expanse sites based on data submitted to CMS. Below are a few key statistics from our research:
MEDITECH’s annual Physician/CIO Forum will be held September 18-19 at their Foxborough, MA facility. The Forum represents the best opportunity to learn about MEDITECH’s plans for their software, and to hear from your colleagues as they share success stories and lessons learned.
Some of the topics of interest include:
NHA is pleased to see a number of our clients will be presenting:
Several of us from NHA will be there, and since we are local to MEDITECH’s offices we can easily arrange to meet before or after the Forum. To arrange a meeting, contact David LaFontaine.
Once again this year, NHA, CloudWave and Forward Advantage are hosting the Welcome Reception for MEDITECH customers, which will be held the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 17. Most of the NHA leadership team will be present, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Click here to register for the Physician/CIO Forum.
We are pleased to share the following testimonial from one of our Expanse clients:
“Selecting Navin, Haffty & Associates was the right decision for our MEDITECH MAGIC to Expanse migration. Our goal was a big bang implementation to include Expanse Acute, Ambulatory and ED, and so we needed to partner with the industry leader who had the experience, skills and knowledge to hit the ground running and keep our project on track. The entire consulting team was top notch and did a great job ensuring our success. They were invaluable to this project and we couldn’t have done it without them!”
Jack Horner, President and Chief Executive Officer
Major Health Partners, Shelbyville, Indiana
Upcoming MEDITECH webinars (all times listed in EDT):
Gain Mobility with MEDITECH’s Expanse Point of Care Solution
August 12, 2:00 PM | 30 min.
Learn how Expanse Point of Care puts medication administration, documentation and chart review in the palm of your hand.
Mastering the Physician Mindset with MEDITECH Expanse
August 13, 2:00 PM | 60 min.
See how MEDITECH Expanse offers physicians the modern, personalized workflows they deserve, through mobile web-based navigation.
Expanse Revenue Cycle: Minimizing Denials to Maximize Dollars
August 20, 2:00 PM | 60 min.
Learn what tools MEDITECH Expanse can offer your organization to prevent, process, and track denials and denial causes.
Introducing MEDITECH’s Labor and Delivery Solution
August 21, 2:00 PM | 60 min.
Find out how Expanse Labor and Delivery is designed for nurses to take on the unique responsibilities of caring for little ones, as well as their mothers.
2019 Physician and CIO Forum
September 18-19, 2019
Note this year’s forum is happening a month earlier than usual. MEDITECH is planning two full days of plenary and education sessions, including strategies for success from your physician and CIO peers. For those interested in attending, register here.
2019 Revenue Cycle Summit
October 8-9, 2019
Learn how MEDITECH’s strategy for analyzing your revenue cycle will help you to stay competitive and fiscally fit. Registration is now open.
If you are interested in consulting, consider joining us. NHA continues to need excellent MEDITECH specialists and, for the sixth year in a row, we have been named to the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” list by Modern Healthcare magazine.
We are currently looking for Canadians with MEDITECH implementation experience as clinical leads/project managers for Canadian based Expanse/6.1 projects.
Please note at this time we are only able to consider those able to travel up to 80% of the time. Employees of MEDITECH and our clients cannot be considered.
NHA offers the client job board as a free service to the MEDITECH community.
Job Seekers: If you are interested in exploring positions at other organizations, visit the client job board section of our website often. Feel free to refer colleagues!
Recruiters: If you would like to include your organization’s listing on the client job board, please email the job description and candidate application instructions to Katie Kelly. No recruiting firms, please.