MEDITECH has announced the creation of a Professional Services division under the leadership of Hoda Sayed-Friel. We want to make our readers aware of this new set of offerings and welcome MEDITECH’s entry into the market.
While NHA and others have provided professional services for years, MEDITECH brings a unique set of talents. Their entry into the market will raise the bar for all consulting firms and will benefit the user community. We expect there will be times we compete and other times we will complement each other’s services. We want what is best for our clients and recognize there will be some needs MEDITECH will fulfill better than any consulting company.
There will be more information about this in the near future and we will make sure our readers are aware of these developments.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a special report on usage of EHR data last month. It describes how hospital usage of EHR data varies by ten specific measures, by type of hospital, and by EHR vendor. It is only eight pages long (plus five pages explaining the definitions, etc.) and worth a look.
Among our takeaways is this quote from the summary:
“…There was also substantial variation in the use of EHR data by developer. Most hospitals with Epic, MEDITECH and Cerner used their EHR data to perform the majority of processes that inform clinical practice, but this did not occur among hospitals with other EHR developers.”
As we have stated for several years, the three vendors named above are the only viable long-term EHR options for hospitals, and this validates our position. The minor variance in hospital usage among these three vendors on each of the ten processes studied suggests little difference in the capabilities and ability to execute using these EHRs.
Click here to read this study.
MEDITECH just announced its new Labor and Delivery solution that includes:
While MEDITECH introduced fetal monitor integration with its 6.1 version, this is a complete solution. For more information click here or contact your MEDITECH representative, and watch for updates at the MEDITECH Nurse Forum in June (see Calendar of Events for more detail).
We are excited to welcome Cory Bell to our company. Cory joins NHA as a principal consultant bringing 23 years of experience in healthcare IT. He is a well-respected provincial MEDITECH leader in Ontario, most recently serving as the Director of Technology Services and Regional Director of the Champlain Association of MEDITECH Partners (CHAMP) Program. In this role he oversaw a staff of 30, providing services to a base of 6,500+ users, and was accountable for the centralized hosted services for a shared EHR solution for the six partner hospitals within CHAMP (Arnprior Regional Health, Bruyère Continuing Care, Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Hôpital Montfort, and Queensway Carleton Hospital).
MEDITECH and NHA to Participate in e-Health 2019
MEDITECH and NHA will participate in e-Health 2019, May 26-29 in Toronto. Be sure to visit MEDITECH’s booth #12-13 to learn how MEDITECH Expanse increases mobility and efficiency in the clinic and the ED. Prior to the conference, contact David Wittig to pre-arrange a meeting with NHA and learn how we are leading the way to successful MEDITECH Expanse implementations in Canada.
There are many small ways our experienced MEDITECH consultants help our clients. One recent example involves a discussion around what can and cannot happen during the “downtime” associated with TEST to LIVE copy. Here is what we advise:
We will continue to share thoughts that may be helpful to our readers and welcome any ideas you may have learned in your implementation process.
We are excited to announce for the sixth year in a row we have been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the top workplaces in healthcare. The rankings will be announced on September 26. Last year we were ranked #14 among all vendors.
Congratulations to our clients who also made the list: Conway Regional Health System, Conway, AR; Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Seguin, TX and Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA.
According to Modern Healthcare, organizations making this year’s list stand out in their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied workforce.
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NHA is looking forward to seeing you in Nashville at this year’s International MUSE Inspire Conference. We will be at booth #716 and welcome you to stop by and meet with our executives. Don’t miss our three informative educational presentations:
Session 1045: Providers and Clinics: Actions to Take Now to Comply with MIPS in 2019
Session 1058: Patient Registries in Web AMB
Session 1046: Preparing Hospitals for Promoting Interoperability – Meaningful Use Stage 3 in 2019
MEDITECH will be present at MUSE as well. Visit them to learn how MEDITECH Expanse prioritizes user satisfaction like no other EHR, while delivering a comfortable, personalized experience to make your work more productive. Don’t miss Hoda Sayed-Friel’s keynote on Thursday, their education sessions on population health and cybersecurity, or their LIVE demonstrations of MEDITECH Expanse.
Upcoming MEDITECH webinars (all times listed in EDT):
Advancing Patient Engagement in a Changing Consumer World
May 17, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
Discover how MEDITECH’s patient engagement tools improve patient access, make it easier to navigate the healthcare system, give patients a place at the table as collaborators and equal participants in their care, and promote their continued health and wellness.
Gain Mobility with MEDITECH’s Expanse Point of Care Solution
May 22, 11:00 AM | 30 min.
Learn how MEDITECH Expanse Point of Care (POC) software offers flexibility to the care providers’ workflow. Attendees will learn how these components help nurses, LPNs, aides, therapists and other clinicians and how POC complements the mobile capabilities of MEDITECH’s Patient Care and Patient Safety solution.
Introducing MEDITECH’s Labor and Delivery Solution
May 22, 2:00 PM | 30 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 Expanse Population Health
May 23, 11:00 AM | 60 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.
Expanse Revenue Cycle: Minimizing Denials to Maximize Dollars
May 29, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
Learn what tools MEDITECH Expanse can offer your organization to prevent, process and track denials and denial causes.
2019 Nurse Forum: Innovative Care Coordination
June 12-14, 2019
The agenda for the 2019 Nurse Forum is now posted. Here’s what you can look forward to during this free event:
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” by Modern Healthcare magazine.
We are currently looking for Canadians with MEDITECH implementation experience as clinical leads 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 (also employees from 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.