MUSE will hold its annual International Conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas later this month. If you are attending, we look forward to seeing you there.
Later in this newsletter we list presentations by some of our clients. If you are attending MUSE, we strongly encourage you to attend presentations by users. There will also be over 15 presentations by MEDITECH, many of which you will find of interest.
MUSE is first and foremost a user group, and the exchange of experiences is usually the greatest value one takes away from these conferences. If you have the choice between a user and a vendor presentation, we encourage you to support your peers.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
Our 6.1 implementation methodology is focused on getting the most value from the software. As part of our planning and design efforts, we make our clients aware of the MEDITECH 6.1 capabilities. Here is a recent example:
In inventorying their current applications we learned our client uses Midas for a variety of quality reporting requirements and Sentri7 for clinical surveillance monitoring. By deploying MEDITECH’s Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) with their Quality and Surveillance applications, this organization can replicate the functionality of these products using data directly from the EHR and eliminating the need, the interfaces and associated significant costs of these other products.
These changes involve significant education and communication, as multiple departments have developed comfort with their existing products and it isn’t as easy as walking in and announcing change is coming. We recognize the process is as important as the business case and respect the need to engage and involve key stakeholders in these decisions. As your hospital implements 6.1 and some of these newer products, look to create value by evaluating existing products and determining which can be replaced.
Mark your calendars as MEDITECH will be holding its annual Physician and CIO Forum on Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19 at their conference center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Click above for more information or to register.
The 2017 International MUSE Conference will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas from May 30 – June 2. If you plan to attend, please stop by Booth 730 and say hello. To pre-arrange a meeting, please contact David LaFontaine at email@example.com.
We want to highlight presentations that our clients are making, including two by Halifax Health where NHA is co-presenting.
Wednesday, May 31
1 PM: Patient Flow: The Bed Management and Environmental
Services Desktops, Chris Neumann, Valley Health System, Ridgewood, New Jersey
The MEDITECH v6.1x Revenue Cycle Experience, Sean Samiljan, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey
MEDITECH’s Cloud Connector API Enhancement DPT and DDCM: Speedbumps and Successes, Andrew Ventura, Augusta Health, Fishersville, Virginia
STOP Acetaminophen Toxicity with MEDITECH, Suzanna Daniel, Pharm.D, BCPS, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, Frisco, Texas
CSI Customer Service Investigation: A Murdered Incident Investigation, JoAnn Von Plinsky, CHRISTUS Health
2 PM Scripting for Success, Betsy Valanti, Halifax Health
Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Florida
Breaking Through the Complexities of Project Decisions: Developing an Effective Clinical Governance Program, Ginny Kwong, MD, FAAFP, Halifax Health, Daytona Beach, Florida and Christine Johnson, Navin, Haffty & Associates
3 PM Surveillance: A Focus on Patient Care, Chris Neumann,
Valley Health System, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Thursday, June 1
9 AM 6.15 Revenue Cycle Implementation and Recovery –
Five Things You Should Know, Kris K. Wilson, Hilo Medical Center, Hilo, Hawaii
Gaining Efficiencies: Raising the Standards of Facilities’ Processes with Innovative Technology & Bold Thinking, Megan Ford and Michael Nixon, Colquitt Regional Medical Center, Moultrie, Georgia
10 AM Riding the Rapids of Payment Reform: Downstream
Effects of Quality Reporting on Revenue Capture, Jodi Frei, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont and William S. Presley, Acmeware
1 PM Chronic Dialysis & MEDITECH – A Match Made in
Heaven? Michael Sjaarda, Avera, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Exceptional Care Takes Exceptional Technology – Northwestern Medical Center’s Journey to 6.16, Jodi Frei, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont
2 PM Health Analytics – Predicting the Future, Dr. Clyde
Wesp, Valley Health System, Ridgewood, New Jersey
3 PM Managing Complex Projects Through Strategically
Driven Project Management, Judy Steiner, Halifax Health, Daytona Beach, Florida and Christine Johnson, Navin, Haffty & Associates
Friday, June 2
9:30 AM What’s In It for the Nurse? Moving from Client/Server
to 6.1,Greg Hartman, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Provider Documentation: Facilitating Strategic Goals, Dr. Hoye, Steward Health Care System, Westwood, Massachusetts
10:30 AM Clinical Impact and Value of Workstation Single
Sign-On, Lynn A. Gibson, CHRISTUS Health
Journey to 6.1; Impact to Interfaces, Conversions, and Reports,Chris Giroux, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vermont and Jamie Gerado, Acmeware
Also, Hoda Sayed-Friel, MEDITECH’s Executive Vice President, will be giving a keynote address entitled “A Roundup of MEDITECH’s Strategic Initiatives” on Thursday morning of the conference.
Finally, to add to your planning challenges, MEDITECH has over 15 presentations scheduled. With so many education sessions, plan ahead to make sure you are making best use of your time
MEDITECH is holding its annual Nursing and Home Care Forum on June 14 – 16 at its conference center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Register here. The agenda is posted and includes many education sessions by both MEDITECH staff and users.
We are pleased to share the following comments recently received from our clients:
“We have long valued our partnership with NHA because of their commitment to excellence and collaborative relationship with MEDITECH. This synergy has undoubtedly benefited your mutual customers like us, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. This is part of the reason we continue to go back to NHA. Working with folks like you is a pleasure, without a doubt. The knowledge, experience and confidence that our NHA consultants have brought to bear to our implementation – revenue cycle, health information management, materials management, ambulatory – are truly world class. The world of consulting would be challenged to find the quality of professionals we have here, working with us, to slay our MEDITECH 6.15 implementation.”
– Audrey Parks, CIO, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital
“For the last several months we have engaged with NHA to assist us in the build of a MEDITECH platform for the ambulatory surgery center. We consulted with NHA to assist us and they did an outstanding job. From the beginning, I was impressed with their level of communication with the project manager and from the consultant. It’s clear to me that we would not have been able to complete this project without their assistance. For anyone that is interested in working with a consultant for their MEDITECH needs, I highly recommend NHA. Their team is well trained, highly knowledgeable, and great to work with!”
– Vladimir Radivojevic, MS, MBA, FACHE, Vice-President Surgical &
GI Services, Goshen Health
To view the full text of these testimonials (and others), please visit the Clients and Testimonials page on our website.
KLAS Comments – April 2017
“I asked our MEDITECH consultant for a reputable consultant for the scenario that we were wanting to do, and our MEDITECH consultant recommended Navin, Haffty & Associates (NHA). Our interviews with the account representative for NHA seemed really good, and the résumé for the NHA individual that was going to be on-site was very good. Thus, we were pleased right out of the gate with NHA. Everything that I have seen from our NHA consultant has been outstanding. The consultant has done a fantastic job, and if the opportunity presented itself for a future engagement, we wouldn’t hesitate to bring in the same consultant again.”
“We found NHA to be really easy to work with. We have only worked with our one consultant and with our account manager, and we haven’t needed any other points of contact. Both of those individuals are really good at getting back to us and at adapting the contract to our needs. They are flexible and want to make sure that we are taken care of and that we are getting value out of the project.”
Please note selected commentaries may not represent the whole of provider sentiment related to this product or service. For a complete view, visit KLASresearch.com.
The Key to Quality Oncology Management
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11 AM (Eastern)
See how MEDITECH’s Oncology Management solution provides clinicians with immediate access to each patient’s complete EHR, so they can deliver targeted, patient-centered care that stretches across the continuum.
MEDITECH’s Web ED
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11 AM (Eastern)
Hear from a practicing physician, and see how MEDITECH’s Web Emergency Department solution helps ED physicians quickly manage and prioritize patient needs from one central tracker.
Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA)
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11 AM (Eastern)
In this webinar, MEDITECH will demonstrate how BCA’s standard content dashboards enable users to view trends and key performance indicators, emphasize business and clinical performance drivers and pinpoint areas for potential change.
Optimize Your Revenue Cycle Management
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 11 AM (Eastern)
Interested in preventing denials and enhancing revenue for your organization? See MEDITECH’s 6.1 Administrative and Patient Accounting solutions in action to learn how to proactively verify insurance, automatically capture charges, enable billing in a timely manner.
2017 Nurse and Home Care Forum
The 2017 Nurse and Home Care Forum will be held June 14-June 16 at MEDITECH’s Foxborough, Massachusetts facility. Click above for more information or to register.
2017 Physician and CIO Forum
The 2017 Physician and CIO Forum will be held October 18-19 at MEDITECH’s Foxborough, Massachusetts facility. Click above for more information or to register.
If you are interested in consulting, consider joining us. NHA continues to need excellent MEDITECH specialists and for the third year in a row, we have been named to the Top 100 “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare magazine.
If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (855) 309-9334. See what positions are currently available by visiting the NHA Careers page.
Please note that at this time, we are only able to consider those able to travel up to 80% of the time (also employees from MEDITECH and our clients cannot be considered).
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 NHA to the MEDITECH community. Currently, there are many postings from MEDITECH organizations. If you or a colleague are interested, check out what’s open.
If you would like to include your organization’s listing on the NHA website, please email Katie Kelly at email@example.com. Please note that as this is a courtesy to the MEDITECH community, we will not accept postings from recruiting companies.