Take the journey to Expanse with these MEDITECH customers [Videos]


Moving to a new EHR platform can seem like a daunting task, with the clinical and technological changes that it requires.

In these videos, MEDITECH customer executives discuss how their hospitals successfully navigated the journey to Expanse, and the difference it’s made in how they practice medicine.

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Topics: EHR, CIO, C-level, Health IT

How social media and grassroots efforts can further connect your hospital with your community [Video]


In a constantly connected world, consumers are looking for ways to break down barriers between themselves and their providers. Recently, I sat down with Dr. William Dailey, CMIO at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (Clinton, MO), to hear about how organizations and individuals can use social media to connect with the hospital community, inside and outside of the facility’s walls.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Health IT, Video, Patients

CEO Howard Messing discusses 50 years of MEDITECH with John Lynn of Healthcare IT Today [Video]


MEDITECH’s President and CEO Howard Messing recently sat down with John Lynn, founder of Healthcare IT Today, for an extended two-part interview about the company, as we celebrate our 50th year in business.

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Topics: EHR, Industry Leaders, C-level, Health IT

How MaaS promotes EHR adoption for community healthcare systems


Whether a hospital has 25 or 300 beds, clinicians require the right tools to provide quality patient care. If only it were that simple, right?

Procuring a modern EHR can be complex and costly, pulling on an organization’s resources from all angles — not to mention having to navigate numerous third party products in order to meet all their needs. For community healthcare systems, this can become an especially daunting experience.

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Topics: EHR, CIO, Implementation, Value, Sustainability, MaaS

Thought Leader podcast: Clinical efficiency and the journey to Expanse


In this podcast, I speak with Dr. William Dailey, a board-certified Family Practice Physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (Clinton, MO.) about their recent go-live with MEDITECH Expanse.

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Topics: CIO, Productivity, Podcast

Using the cloud to ‘untether’ medicine from wired tech

Posted by Howard Messing, President and CEO, MEDITECH on March 20, 2019

A little over 35 years ago, on Feb. 8, 1984, astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart left the space shuttle on mission STS-41-B for the first-ever untethered space walk, becoming what the New York Times called “the first human satellites.”

Today, in clinical settings all over the world, healthcare clinicians benefit from the same sense of untethering from wired technology, thanks to the evolution of the cloud.

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Topics: Interoperability, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology

How EHRs can give physicians their “pajama time” back [Infographic]


It’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges for doctors in healthcare today is physician burnout.

An often cited NEJM study found that physicians routinely take 1–2 hours of EHR/paperwork home each night, an activity commonly referred to as “pajama time”. But what can be done? With properly developed EHR software, you can avoid a significant portion of these physician burnout issues.

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Topics: Physician, EHR

Five hospitals, two organizations, and one eMAR come together to improve patient safety

Posted by Alicia Stevens, R.Ph.T. on March 12, 2019

Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of harm around the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the cost associated with medication errors is around $42 billion USD annually. Likewise, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has documented over $140 million Canadian dollars in direct and indirect healthcare expenditures due to preventable medication hospitalizations, with lost productivity (including time off work) adding an additional $12 million in costs.

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Topics: EHR, Patient Safety, Health IT

Let’s celebrate nurses in 2019


 As nurses, we understand that our role continues to evolve within healthcare as a whole — and the tools that nurses use in delivering care are also changing.

That’s why this year, we’ll be hosting and attending several events aimed at exploring new innovations that help nurses in their critical role of making the safest, most appropriate decisions for their patients. One of the most exciting advances in health IT is the ongoing development of technology that assists clinical decision-making and engages patients in their care.

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Topics: Nursing

Thought leader podcast series: Addressing the opioid crisis


In our latest Thought Leader podcast, I speak with Phil Campbell, CIO and VP of Information Services at CalvertHealth (Prince Frederick, MD), about how his organization has been addressing the opioid crisis through its award-winning Opioid Stewardship Program

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Topics: CIO, Podcast, Population Health, Patient Engagement, Patient Safety