NHA is proud to announce we have been selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the industry’s “Best Places to Work.” In fact, we were ranked at #14 on their list. This is our fifth straight year for receiving this award and we are proud to say we have been recognized with this distinct honor for each year in which we have participated. While this recognition is something I am very pleased about, it should be important to our clients as well. We have created a work environment where our employees feel valued and are treated with respect. This leads to longevity and consistency, which benefits our clients. We have several consultants who have been with us for 15+ years!
While compensation and benefits are important, we believe culture overrides everything. Our environment emphasizes collaboration and our staff works together to ensure the best interests of our clients remain at the forefront. My thanks to the NHA leadership team for creating and maintaining a culture in which our staff consistently feels appreciated.
John Haffty, President
Navin, Haffty & Associates
MEDITECH’s Foxborough, MA Conference Center
We are looking forward to seeing our clients and friends next week at MEDITECH’s Physician/CIO Forum. In addition to the keynote speakers and educational sessions MEDITECH will be conducting, you might consider attending an educational presentation by one of our clients:
Web ED in the Urgent Care Setting – Chris Giroux, Manager, Informatics and Data Integration, and Louis Dandurand, MD, Attending ER Physician, Northwestern Medical Center
Gaining Efficiencies with Expanse – Karen Sheehan, CIO and Bruce McNulty, MD, Vice President and CMO, Swedish Covenant Hospital
Clinical Informatics and Why the CIO and Physician Relationship Matters – Denao Ruttino, Vice President, Operations and CIO and Patrick Tupa, DO, Physician Champion, Emergency Medicine, Firelands Regional Medical Center
On the Road to Expanse – Denni McColm, CIO, Citizens Memorial Health Care
Oncology Content in Action – Edmond Bendaly, MD, CMO, Marion General Hospital
For descriptions of these educational sessions, click here.
If you are interested in attending, there may still be time to register. Several of us from NHA will be there, and since we are local to MEDITECH’s offices we can easily arrange to meet before, during or after the Forum. To arrange a meeting, contact David LaFontaine.
Once again this year, NHA, CloudWave and Forward Advantage are hosting the Welcome Reception for MEDITECH customers, which will be held the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 16. Most of the NHA leadership team will be present, and we look forward to seeing you there.
MEDITECH has rolled out an app development environment to fuel the building and adoption of mobile apps for Expanse. Given the significance of this announcement, we have elected to publish the announcement from MEDITECH’s website in its entirety:
Embracing the changes that continue to shape healthcare, MEDITECH is launching a new app development environment, MEDITECH Greenfield. Supported by RESTful APIs including FHIR, Greenfield is an open space for MEDITECH customers and third-party developers to cultivate homegrown applications that increase the value of their Expanse EHR via interoperability.
“In today’s healthcare paradigm, EHRs are not only judged on their inherent functionality, but also for how well they connect with other systems,” says MEDITECH President and CEO Howard Messing. “Greenfield is a natural extension of our open web environment and represents another important step in MEDITECH’s commitment to driving interoperability and innovation forward.”
Greenfield lays the groundwork for visionaries and innovators to create a better future for providers, patients, and consumers, with technology that connects communities and enables better care. In addition to providing access to MEDITECH’s API sandbox, Greenfield includes an online forum and technical support from MEDITECH developers. Greenfield will also feature a list of approved apps that integrate with MEDITECH and enhance EHR value.
MEDITECH believes that as the next generation of EHR leaders emerge in the provider space, the future of healthcare is bright and full of potential. By leveraging contemporary technology to drive further innovations, Greenfield is well positioned to fuel transformation across the industry.
Click here to read MEDITECH’s recent blog post on Greenfield.
Note there will also be an educational session on this topic at this month’s MEDITECH Physician/CIO Forum.
One of the advantages of MEDITECH Expanse is the use of “standard content.” This provides hospitals and physicians with industry standard data that greatly reduces the one-time system build effort and is refreshed as part of routine system updates. With MEDITECH’s commitment to the Canadian market, they now provide content that adheres to Canadian industry standards. Here are some specific actions they have taken:
As mentioned in previous newsletters, NHA is also committed to the Canadian market. To further demonstrate this, we recently incorporated “Navin, Haffty & Associates of Canada” and we are pleased and proud to be a formal part of the Canadian economy. We are now able to employ Canadian citizens and provide a competitive benefits package. If there is interest in employment opportunities with NHA of Canada, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that at this time we are only able to consider those able to travel up to 80% of the time (employees from MEDITECH and our clients cannot be considered).
Here are our current rankings in KLAS by category as of October 3:
We would like to share recent commentary collected by KLAS from a CNO at an organization where we are providing services:
“Navin Haffty was really good about working closely with me on decreasing the number of consultants working on the project as it progressed while making sure the people working on it had a good mix of skills. We had a very constructive partnership, and we were able to continually get the right size of services to avoid unnecessary overhead. Navin Haffty knew they were working themselves out of a position, and they did well with that.” – CNO
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.
2018 Physician and CIO Forum
MEDITECH’s Foxborough, MA Conference Center
Upcoming MEDITECH webinars (all times listed in EDT):
The Physician Experience with MEDITECH Expanse: Ambulatory
October 11, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
See how MEDITECH’s Ambulatory solution is a fully integrated part of MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR, designed specifically for the office setting, with guidance from MEDITECH’s own practicing physicians.
Ambulatory Practice Management
October 16, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
Learn how Expanse Ambulatory simplifies your practice management workflow from front office to back. Scheduling, check-in, eligibility checks, co-payment collection, coding, and revenue cycle management are all integrated into one complete solution to manage all of your practice needs.
Business and Clinical Analytics
October 17, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
This refreshed 60-minute webinar provides an in-depth look at how MEDITECH’s Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) can help your organization to increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve its clinical, financial, and operational performance.
MEDITECH Expanse Revenue Cycle: Every Claim Has a Story
October 18, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
Learn how MEDITECH’s end-to-end integration can help you to minimize lost charges, reduce claim rejections, and improve employee productivity.
How to Keep Your Critical Hospital Systems Secure and Protected
October 22, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
Attend this webinar, presented by MEDITECH and BridgeHead, to learn best practices for keeping your critical hospital systems secure and protected. BridgeHead will outline security risks and potential consequences based on today’s healthcare landscape, and offer a best practices guide for data protection and recovery of a MEDITECH EHR. In addition, MEDITECH will cover typical challenges customers face and recommendations to help organizations safeguard their environment.
Physician Experience: ED
October 23, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
This high-level demonstration will show you how MEDITECH’s Emergency Department solution helps ED physicians quickly manage and prioritize patient needs from one central tracker.
Gain Mobility with MEDITECH’s Expanse Point-of-Care Solution
October 25, 11:00 AM | 30 min.
Learn how MEDITECH Expanse Web 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.
Population Health: Supporting the Challenges of Today and the Opportunities of Tomorrow
October 30, 11:00 AM | 60 min.
As the healthcare paradigm shifts from volume to value, see how MEDITECH can facilitate new roles, processes, and strategies to help you deliver proactive care at an affordable price.
If you are interested in consulting, consider joining us. NHA continues to need excellent MEDITECH specialists and for the fifth 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 those with MEDITECH Expanse/6.1 implementation experience, with a special interest in clinical leads/project managers, and specialists in the Ambulatory and Revenue Cycle Group (RCG) applications.
Additionally, we are looking for Canadians with MEDITECH implementation experience as clinical leads/project managers for Canadian based Expanse/6.1 projects.
Please note 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.