Veterans Day is a paid holiday at Navin, Haffty & Associates (as well as at MEDITECH) and has been since our inception in 2001. We believe the service and sacrifice provided by veterans and borne by their families is worthy of recognition, and providing the time off is a small gesture to demonstrate this appreciation. This became apparent to me when one of our first consultants, Bob Dixon (who has since retired), made me aware that for all the public statements made by organizations in support of veterans, ours was the first in his career to ever provide the day as a holiday. Bob served in Vietnam, and although he never discussed it, I was made aware that he saw the ugly side of war. Because of Bob and those like him, we are committed to actions that demonstrate our appreciation and respect.
Thanking veterans for their service is something many of you do. For those in leadership positions, you might consider something more than words.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
For those of us who attended last month’s Physician and CIO Forum, you would probably agree with me that, in terms of content and networking, it was the best yet. Beyond an amazing keynote address by Dr. Dave Williams, who shared his photos from space when he was an astronaut, we wanted to share some other highlights:
Last month we provided a link to an initial news release about the success Colquitt Regional Medical Center achieved with their MAGIC to 6.1 migration. Colquitt is a 151-bed hospital in Moultrie, Georgia that completed the migration in 2016. Since moving to 6.1, Colquitt has reported the following stats:
Colquitt’s Vice President of Patient Services, Dena Zinker, reported: “Our EHR is fully integrated and information is readily available from other departments – so now clinical staff and patients don’t have to wait, resulting in higher patient satisfaction and more engagement at the patient’s bedside.”
Beyond these results, you might like to hear from Jim Matney, Colquitt’s President and CEO, who shared that this was the smoothest IT implementation he had experienced in 30 years. Learn more about Colquitt’s recent successes in MEDITECH’s press release and video.
Bill Bishop, Colquitt’s CIO, provided the following testimonial, “I would like to personally thank NHA for the excellent support and customer service we have received for the entirety of the MEDITECH 6.1 implementation. Your staff has been outstanding throughout the project. There is absolutely no chance we would have been successful without these key members from your staff. You truly have incredible people working for your company.”
NHA is proud to have been the 6.1 implementation partner for this successful project and our congratulations go out to a great organization on these achievements.
There are several areas where some organizations have underestimated the effort to support their migration to 6.1. Specifically:
What is similar about these three areas is that each can be done remotely. NHA has a strong staff with the skills and experience to help you meet these needs. If you find the effort to meet your schedule requires more assistance than you anticipated, give us a call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month we reported that among the enhancements to MEDITECH’s Patient Portal was the inclusion of patient questionnaires. We stated these can be customized by insurance type and appointment type. The correct information is questionnaires can be scheduled by reason for visit, appointment type, location, age/sex, and provider. We apologize for any confusion. If you have questions on the Patient Portal, contact your MEDITECH representative or email us at email@example.com.
There has been an unusually large number of natural disasters this fall, from hurricanes impacting Texas and Florida to wildfires in California, but of all the communities impacted, Puerto Rico has been the hardest hit. MEDITECH recently announced a donation to United for Puerto Rico to assist with disaster relief and recovery.
As part of this announcement they mention a fundraising telethon planned for November 19 to be broadcast by Wapa, Telemundo, and Univision. An all-star list of artists participated in recording “Isla Bendita,” a song and YouTube video aimed at generating more donations for United for Puerto Rico. Visit United for Puerto Rico for more information or to contribute.
Here is a recent testimonial from one of our 6.1 clients:
“Navin, Haffty & Associates provided us with an outstanding group of professionals for our 6.1 implementation project. They are truly subject matter experts and we would not have been successful without them. Most importantly, they are all good people and will be missed. Our thanks to your entire team for your assistance during this project. You made the transition very smooth.”
– Danny Henderson, Manager, IT Projects, Houston Healthcare, Warner Robins, Georgia
Visit our website to see our full library of client testimonials.
Recent KLAS Comments:
“Navin, Haffty & Associates is very knowledgeable about MEDITECH systems. They are always available to answer questions, and they always know the best solutions”. – CIO
“We had several options for implementation support, but Navin Haffty was really up to date with the latest and greatest methodology. No one was really up-to-date with ambulatory. Still, Navin Haffty was right there holding our hand through the whole process.” – VP/Other Executive
“Navin, Haffty & Associates has done some high-level strategy work for us. Whenever we want to do something different with our MEDITECH systems, we have Navin, Haffty & Associates do an assessment and give us recommendations on which direction we should move in. The firm always provides valuable recommendations, and they lead us in the right directions.” – CIO
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.
Upcoming MEDITECH webinars (all times listed in EST):
Optimize Your Revenue Cycle Management
November 14, 11:00 AM
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, and enable billing in a timely manner.
November 15, 11:00 AM
See how the enhancements in MEDITECH 6.1 Surgical Services will empower your organization to better manage surgery workflows and patient care, for increased productivity and revenue.
Ransomware Prevention and Response
November 15, 2:00 PM
Learn ways to stop malicious software from infiltrating your organization, as well as how to make a smooth recovery if the unthinkable does happen.
The Key to Quality Oncology Management
November 16, 11:00 AM
Integrated oncology tools in the EHR are essential to address the complex coordination needs of cancer patients. 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.
Web Physician Experience: Ambulatory
November 28, 11:00 AM
See how MEDITECH’s Web Ambulatory solution is a fully integrated part of its EHR, designed specifically for the office setting, with guidance from MEDITECH’s own practicing physicians.
If you are interested in consulting, consider joining us. NHA continues to need excellent MEDITECH specialists, and, for the fourth year in a row, we have been selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
We are currently looking for candidates with implementation experience with MEDITECH’s 6.1 applications, with special interest in the AMB, RCG and SUR applications.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that as this is a courtesy to the MEDITECH community, we will not accept postings from recruiting companies.