Finite vs. Infinite: Learning Gameplay at MGMA18


Over the past year, we’ve seen the term ‘gameplay’ popping up in more and more places. People seem to be quite taken with the notion that the logistics and patterns surrounding games and their rules can be applied to business, politics, and everyday obstacles. As I would discover at the 2018 MGMA Annual Conference, gameplay can tell us a lot about how to succeed in healthcare today.

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Topics: Healthcare IT, Industry Leaders, C-level

4 ways integrated technologies are improving cancer care in Australia


Cancer is a relentless and complex disease. Twenty-five years ago, if you were diagnosed with cancer, your chances of being alive five years later were only about 48-49 percent. But today, thanks to medical and technology advancements, survival rates have improved to 66-67 percent.

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Topics: Oncology, Interoperability, Implementation

How healthcare executives can forge a stronger chain against cyberattacks

Posted by Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health on October 2, 2018

As healthcare organizations further integrate technology into their operations, the risk of cyberattacks increases — and research shows that today’s healthcare leaders are continually looking for ways to lower that risk.

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Topics: Patient Safety, Security

How API environments like MEDITECH Greenfield promote innovation and drive interoperability


MEDITECH recently introduced MEDITECH Greenfield, our new application development environment supported by RESTful APIs, including FHIR. Greenfield is an open space for customers and third-party developers to create and share applications that drive innovation, increase interoperability, and grow the value of their Expanse EHR.

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Topics: Interoperability, Patient Engagement, Patients, Transformative Technology

6 resources for National Recovery Month



September is
National Recovery Month — a time to recognize the more than 11 million Americans who are struggling with opioid addiction. This massive problem has grown exponentially over the years and, unfortunately, seems to be the new norm.

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Topics: Population Health, Physician, Nurse

Staying connected: 5 blogs about interoperability


Currently, one of the most important goals in the health IT industry is making data truly interoperable.

In pursuit of that goal, healthcare organizations are seeking ways to match patient data and locate records in a fragmented digital environment where technology and processes simply aren’t set up to allow efficient data exchange and access. On top of that, regulatory requirements are putting additional pressure on healthcare organizations to meet benchmarks and reporting mandates.

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Topics: Interoperability, C-level, Health IT

Improving care coordination with a transition care center

Posted by Linda van Loon, RN, BSN on September 6, 2018

In 2014, Parkview Medical Center realized that it needed to reduce its readmission rate significantly while also fixing a communication gap between home health care agencies and other post-acute facilities. To address these issues, my director and a team of other leaders joined together to pilot a new transition care center that went live in 2016.

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Topics: Care Coordination, Patients, Patient Engagement, Population Health

What the proposed 2019 MACRA changes mean for you


Developing standards for healthcare is nothing new — in fact, you could say the concept of identifying quality measures started in the early 17th century, when a Hungarian Doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, championed handwashing in his clinic.

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Topics: MACRA, Healthcare IT, Patients, Government Regulations

How evidence-based clinical documentation gives time back to nurses


 As nurses, we know that patient care is not one-size-fits-all. Every patient has unique needs when it comes to determining the best course of treatment. But even with all of those unique patient needs, clinical documentation can be structured so that each patient gets the right individualized care while nurses use a standardized reporting system, ultimately saving nurses’ time.

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Topics: Nurse, Patients, EHR, Implementation

How do doctors want to spend their free time? [Video]


It’s up to EHR vendors to create solutions that make doctors’ work easier, and give them some much-needed time back. But what doctors do with that time is up to them — so we asked members of our Physician Advisory Committee to share how they like to spend that extra time they’re getting back from their MEDITECH EHR.

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Topics: Healthcare IT, Physician, Video

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