As we enter 2015 we anticipate a year focused on transformation for most hospitals. Many of you will continue to expend significant efforts in preparation for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 as well as ICD-10. Going forward we believe MEDITECH’s software will support the dramatic transformation of work processes and business structures required to keep up with the new world of healthcare.
Our issue this month will take a look ahead and share thoughts on areas you and your organization may find valuable.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
The following are brief observations on MEDITECH and industry trends for 2014 as well as those projected for 2015.
Now that there is both time and resources to expend on efforts other than Meaningful Use, this is what we see coming:
In summary, we expect to see the role for IT to continue to be more prominent in 2015 as we are in the midst of significant change. Most executives see IT as the key to managing these changes.
READY is MEDITECH’s new implementation approach. NHA has completed four READY implementations and some of the big changes with READY have been a focus on workflow and optimization.
Over the next several months we will highlight benefits realized by the clients that have completed or are underway with READY projects. While some of these might have been accomplished independent of the implementation of 6.x, they underscore the value that READY brings.
We hope this list of achievements from READY implementations will provide some thoughts on opportunities within your current system and that it will generate ideas on where a 6.x migration could provide value to your hospital:
We hope these begin to demonstrate the value that READY delivers. We will provide more information in the next several months. If you have specific questions regarding areas of benefit, let us know.
For the second year in a row, NHA has been among the top three consulting companies in KLAS’ “Planning and Assessment” category. We thought some of you might be interested in the types of engagements we have conducted. Below we provide a list of some of the more interesting as well as the more common engagements:
While much of our industry has been focused on Meaningful Use and short-term tactical planning the past few years, it appears that many hospitals have neglected to develop a complete IT plan and strategy. We believe such exercises set the stage and framework for setting IT priorities and encourage making planning a priority in 2015.
MEDITECH publishes a quarterly newsletter which provides a lot of useful information. We reviewed the December newsletter and want to point out the following articles:
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If you are planning to attend HIMSS in Chicago on April 12-16, NHA will be present once again. Although we will not have a booth, our senior leadership team as well as other directors will be present. If you are interested in meeting with us during this conference, please email John Haffty, email@example.com to schedule a time.
MEDITECH will also be present at HIMSS. Visit them at booth #6315, where you can see their groundbreaking web-based solutions, the 6.1 platform, their mobile solutions in action at the Mobility Bar, as well as meet some of the members of MEDITECH’s growing Physician Team.
MEDITECH will also be hosting its annual Customer Appreciation Event on Tuesday, April 14, from 7-10 p.m. at Moe’s Cantina. This year’s theme is the Roaring Twenties. Register here, and get your fedora and flapper dresses ready.
If you are interested in exploring new positions at other organizations visit the client job board section of our website. This is a free service of Navin, Haffty & Associates to the MEDITECH community. Currently, there are many postings from MEDITECH organizations. If you or a colleague are interested, take a look and see what’s open.
If you would like to include your organization’s listing on the Navin, Haffty & Associates website, please email Kelly Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that as this is a courtesy to the MEDITECH community, we will not accept postings from recruiting companies.)
Since our inception, Navin, Haffty & Associates’ sole focus has been providing solutions that maximize the value of your MEDITECH EHR. The experience we have gained along the way has made us the largest and most respected MEDITECH consulting firm in North America. This exclusive focus has allowed us to provide clients with greater insight and understanding of MEDITECH’s capabilities and the expertise to better deliver innovative tools, solutions, and strategies that improve your operational performance and enhance patient care quality. Our proven track record has positioned us to become MEDITECH’s first and most experienced READY-certified consulting firm.
Our staff not only makes up the largest MEDITECH consulting team available, it is also comprised of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Our pool of 250+ consultants are some of the most seasoned professionals in the industry with an average 14 years of MEDITECH, 18 years of overall IT, 6 years of consulting, and 20 years of EHR/HCIS experience. By leveraging the combined expertise of our consulting team, Navin, Haffty & Associates stands second to none and is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of any organization utilizing the MEDITECH EHR. Our proven track record of success has led to Best in KLAS rankings for Meaningful Use and Clinical Implementation Supportive.