When making a purchase, the best advice comes from those who have made similar purchases. Websites such as WebMD and Healthgrades have grown as buyers want to know what peers think.
At NHA we strongly encourage you to check references prior to selecting a consulting partner. We are proud so many of our happy clients have taken time to share their positive feedback. If you visit our website’s Clients and Testimonials page, you’ll find testimonials from the following organizations where we recently provided Expanse and 6.15 implementation services, as well as some from several long-time clients running Client/Server and MAGIC:
We viewed our competitors’ websites and found very few testimonials at all, let alone from Expanse projects. (Of those that do, we suggest you ask from which year they occurred.)
Most of our competitors have some satisfied clients, but lack the volume or consistency of outcomes we deliver. Selecting the consulting partner that will bring your hospital success warrants diligent reference checking and I strongly recommend taking the time to fully vet their claims.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
Every EHR vendor makes claims their software enables healthcare organizations to improve quality of care. However, data submitted to CMS determines their actual performance, and in this recent study by NHA we conclude hospitals using MEDITECH Expanse outperform hospitals using Cerner and Epic (as well as hospitals on older versions of MEDITECH). Below are a few key statistics from our research:
Of the twenty hospitals with the largest negative financial impact, ten run Epic, three utilize Cerner Millennium and none use Expanse. The largest estimated penalty totaled nearly $7.5 million for AdventHealth Orlando (formerly known as Florida Hospital Orlando), which utilizes Cerner Millennium. The second largest total penalty was estimated at about $5 million for Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, which utilizes Epic.
While MEDITECH’s initial offering of MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS) was limited to critical access hospitals (CAHs), it is now available to all community hospitals. Here is our understanding of the offering:
As we learn more about MaaS for larger hospitals, we will share this information. Your MEDITECH representative is the best source for any immediate questions.
e-Health 2019 Conference Highlights
“Celebrate, Grow and Inspire Bold Action in Canada’s Digital Health Community” was the theme of the e-Health Annual Conference and Tradeshow 2019. Held at The Beanfield Centre in Toronto, this impressive 160,000 s/f space broke down the walls of a traditional conference center by incorporating advanced technological innovations in an open concept presentation space, allowing delegates to move about the conference to fully experience the knowledge and advancements in being made the Canadian healthcare IT space.
The traffic at MEDITECH’s booth was impressive, as was the attendance at their presentations and demos. MEDITECH’s “Click Less, Connect Easier, and Work More Efficiently with MEDITECH Expanse Mobile Solutions” presentation brought together MEDITECH Executive Director Christopher Policano, Douglas Kanis, MD of Pella Regional Health Center (Pella, Iowa), and Parminder Ghuman, RN/Informatics Lead at Humber River Hospital (Toronto), in sharing a glimpse into the MEDITECH Expanse powerful point of care solutions for clinicians in a completely web-based environment.
We appreciated the opportunity to network with multiple clients, and attend MEDITECH’s presentations, demos and social event. We extend our appreciation to those who made e-Health 2019 a success and look forward to participating in e-Health in 2020.
For those who couldn’t attend this year’s MUSE conference, you missed a good one! There were improvements in all areas, with overall MUSE facility attendance up over 30%, program, schedule and exhibit hall improvements, and great educational sessions. We recognize MEDITECH’s increased presence and contributions were very important and valuable to meeting the collective needs of the attendees and exhibitors. The overall vibe from attendees was positive, and the energy and value were very high.
Our thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and shared kind words regarding our services. It was great to see all of you to learn about your successes, plans and needs. Here are some highlights from this year’s conference:
We would like thank the many MUSE volunteers who put in countless hours to pull this conference together. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and we thank each and every one of you.
Finally, put May 26-29, 2020, Washington, DC on your calendar for next year’s MUSE Inspire conference, to be held in Washington, DC. We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming MEDITECH webinars (all times listed in EDT):
Improve Employee Communication through MEDITECH’s Staff Gateway
June 11, 2:30 PM | 30 min.
Your employees have enough on their minds. Tracking down and updating their personnel information should be made simple. Learn how you can use MEDITECH’s Staff Gateway (available in Human Resources) to provide them with convenient web access to their personnel information and self-service options, from benefits to tax forms.
Introducing MEDITECH’s Labor and Delivery Solution
June 19, 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.
MEDITECH’s Surgical Services
June 20, 2:00 PM | 60 min.
See how the enhancements in MEDITECH’s Surgical Services will empower your organization to better manage surgery workflows and patient care, for increased productivity and revenue.
Web Physician Experience: Acute
June 25, 2:00 PM | 60 min.
This high-level demonstration of MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR showcases the evolution of the bold functionality within the inpatient space. This webinar will show you how MEDITECH’s Acute solution, a product developed by physicians, for a physician’s unique workload, optimizes workflow and increases productivity.
MEDITECH’s Expanse Population Health
June 27, 2:00 PM | 30 min.
MEDITECH’s Expanse Population Health solution provides the tools to help your organization effectively analyze trends and risks in your community, engage patients to actively participate in their care, and capitalize on patient data even beyond the EHR.
2019 Nurse Forum: Innovative Care Coordination
June 12-14, 2019
For those interested in attending, register here.
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.
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.
Additionally, we are looking for strong ambulatory lead consultants with experience in MEDITECH’s practice management clinical and billing software.
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.