This month marks the 15-year anniversary of this newsletter, which we started to provide focused information relevant to those who use the MEDITECH EHR. We remain committed to bringing information that most industry sources ignore. I want to thank those of you who have commented over the years that you find it valuable. I appreciate the support and encouragement.
John Haffty, President
MEDITECH continues to make interoperability a priority, and their commitment to working with other vendors is reflected by their leadership role within the CommonWell Health Alliance. In October MEDITECH hosted this group’s Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit. The following is from the MEDITECH website:
MEDITECH Executive Vice President Helen Waters discusses the group’s interoperability progress in a guest post on the CommonWell Health Alliance Blog. MEDITECH has been a contributing member since 2015, working on interoperability solutions that improve outcomes and provide value to providers and the communities they serve.
Read more about what MEDITECH is doing to advance interoperable care.
There continues to be a lot of interest in 6.1. Below are three recent press releases from MEDITECH announcing recent clients that have signed for 6.1:
We have encountered a company that has several interesting solutions to assist with the growth in collecting from patients due to the rapid increase in high deductible plans as well as the increase in credit card payments with the related security and compliance issues.
OnPlan Health has developed a proprietary segmenting engine to analyze patients’ payment history and relevant credit data to determine a monthly payment amount they can afford. They deliver a range of tailored options to patients that allows them to self-activate a plan and automatically combine new balances. They have seen impressive results with cash improvement and lower collection costs. Further, they have a solution that incorporates the necessary security and compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS).
Here are links to two articles some of you may find useful:
High-deductible health plans, ACA forcing patient payment innovations
Hospitals Face a Compliance Crackdown on Credit Card Security
If you want more info, contact OnPlan Health at:
Phone: (224) 544-5587
Each month we share our KLAS rankings and some comments from clients. We believe KLAS provides the best representation on how vendors are performing in the eyes of their clients in our industry. We hope this serves as a reminder to check KLAS rankings and commentary when considering a consulting company.
In every category we score above the industry average. As of November 8, here are our rankings:
5th – HIT Enterprise Implementation Leadership – We were awarded “Best in KLAS” for this category for 2015/2016. Please note that only one other MEDITECH READY certified company is even ranked in this category.
1st – Technical Services – Our score has improved since year-end as well. This category covers report writing, data repository and pro-ration rules services.
10th – IT Advisory Services – Previously known as Planning & Assessment, where we were “Best in KLAS” for 2014.
15th– HIT Implementation Support and Staffing – for small READY implementations and backfill resources. Note that our score is higher than every other MEDITECH consulting company.
Most of the time, we include comment(s) from KLAS. This month we wanted to share a client comment that was provided directly to NHA by one of our clients:
“After a significant information technology management change, our organization retained the expertise of two interim industry hospital information technology leaders from Navin, Haffty & Associates. Bottom line, our expectations have been surpassed. The two technology executives have achieved record results while balancing the culture of the organization. We have seen a 180° change in the morale, professionalism, execution ability, resource consumption, and planning within our IT department. I could go on and on about the seismic difference these two executives have made in our organization. We are now well positioned to have a sustainable model for IT governance, planning, management, and execution.”
– Jim Griffith, Senior VP / COO, Tanner Health System
Approximately 400 physicians and CIOs attended last month’s forum at the MEDITECH Foxborough conference center. For those unable to attend or if you attended but couldn’t get to every breakout session, click here to view MEDITECH’s summary and individual presentations.
NHA was privileged to be included, and we wanted to share a few highlights:
Finally, it wasn’t all learning, as NHA, CloudWave and Forward Advantage hosted an opening reception. Here is a link to the slideshow.
From the MEDITECH website:
An interactive webinar series led by MEDITECH physicians
The goal of our Doctors’ Hours series is to provide an opportunity for physician leaders in the MEDITECH community to meet and interact with members of our physician consultant team. During these hour-long webinar sessions, attendees will learn how to optimize their use of the MEDITECH system through physician instruction, recommendations on best practices, and lessons learned from your peers. The one-hour format also includes an opportunity, at the end of the session, for attendees to ask questions and participate in discussion with the physician presenter.
CLPP Executive Webinar Q & A
Presented by K. Nadeem Ahmed, MD
Friday 11/18/16 @ 12:00pm EST
This session offers the opportunity to ask questions and advice if you have attended the previous CLPP Executive Webinars:
This is an open discussion with one of MEDITECH’s physician informaticists on physician involvement at your organization.
Leveraging MEDITECH Physician Documentation to Improve CDI Processes
Presented by Kang Hsu, MD, St. Joseph Health
Thursday 12/8/16 @ 2:00pm EST
Dr. Kang Hsu discusses St. Joseph Health’s multi-year effort to leverage their MEDITECH Client/Server EHR physician documentation tool to improve their clinical documentation compliance rate and case mix index.
To keep up with demand from our clients, Navin, Haffty & Associates continues to need excellent MEDITECH specialists. For the third year in a row, we have been named to the Top 100 “Best Places to Work” by Modern Healthcare magazine.
We believe there are significant advantages to being part of NHA. As part of the largest consulting company focused exclusively on serving the MEDITECH community, we enjoy an exceptional working relationship with MEDITECH, offer a collaborative work environment and treat each of our staff with respect. Our competitive compensation package includes exceptional medical insurance coverage as part of our extensive benefits as well as on-going education to maintain and develop your skills and talent. Our employment approach and focus on long-term business relationships has led to an unparalleled record for consultant and client retention.
If you have interest in consulting and have solid MEDITECH experience with implementing one of their applications, please contact us. We have an outstanding mentoring program for new consultants and have the best reputation in the MEDITECH community for training and development of our staff. We are the first company certified in the new MEDITECH READY implementation methodology.
We are also interested in experienced consultants from other companies. As the largest company that works exclusively with MEDITECH, you would be supported as you continue to build your skills. In addition, our management approach has demonstrated a respect for our consultants and created a collegial atmosphere that encourages information sharing and support.
While we have a number of openings, at this time, we are interested in candidates with MEDITECH 6.1 experience, particularly Revenue Cycle, Patient Access and Ambulatory. Also, we are interested in candidates with strong Data Repository/SQL experience and 6.x Report Designer experience.
If you are interested please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 855-309-9334. See what positions are currently available by visiting the NHA Current Openings page.
Please note that at this time, we are only able to consider those able to travel up to 80% of the time. (Current employees of MEDITECH or of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note that as this is a courtesy to the MEDITECH community, we will not accept postings from recruiting companies.)