3 organizations using Business and Clinical Analytics to increase efficiency and improve patient safety


Managing big data is essential to organizational efficiency and patient safety, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fully integrated with MEDITECH’s EHR, Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) provides clinicians and decision makers with a single source of truth for critical information, giving staff real-time access to metrics that uncover insights to help them provide the best care possible.

Here are 3 success stories showing how healthcare organizations have used BCA to ensure staff are equipped with the right data and resources to provide quality care.

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Topics: Productivity, Big Data, Patient Safety, Coronavirus

Better outcomes with automated clinical support and EHR customization


In healthcare, patient safety and quality of care are the highest priorities. As President of Healthien Inc. healthcare consulting services, I help providers meet these priorities by addressing pharmacy and order management-related issues that could result in adverse patient events.

In my experience, the most effective way to maximize patient safety is by having an automated clinical decision support system (CDSS) that protects patients from errors and omissions, while also streamlining providers’ workflows. Creating this type of CDSS requires innovation and a customizable EHR like MEDITECH Expanse.

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Topics: Interoperability, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT

7 Reflections on Lighting the Way through Innovation: MEDITECH’s 2020 Virtual Nurse Forum


For many of us in healthcare, living through this time of crisis has been an experience like no other. This is especially true for nurses and nurse informaticists, who are providing so much clinical, technological, and emotional support for care teams as well as their communities. The Year of the Nurse has been quite a year. We need your light now more than ever.

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Topics: Nursing, Industry Leaders, Video

Thought Leader Podcast: Virtual Care in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond


For our latest Thought Leader podcast, I spoke with Dr. Andy Burchett, CMIO of Avera Health, about his organization’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Physician, Podcast, C-level, Coronavirus

Is the “New Normal” all that new to nurses?

Posted by Rich Bluni, RN, Studer Group on June 23, 2020

Recently, I was fortunate enough to return to speak at my second MEDITECH Nurse Forum. But this one was a bit different, because when I say “return” I actually didn’t go anywhere, unless you count the walk down the hall to my guest room. I missed seeing you all as I am sure you all missed spending time together in person. But things look a little different lately don’t they?

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Topics: Nursing, Industry Leaders

Q&A: A conversation with Dr. Doug Kanis about MEDITECH Expanse


Recently, MEDITECH's Carol Bird had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Doug Kanis, an Internist and CMIO at Pella Regional Health Center (Pella, IA). They discussed how Expanse's intuitive design, mobility, and interoperability helps physicians increase efficiency and improve patient care. The excerpts below are a few highlights from their conversation. To learn more about his experience using Expanse, watch our video interview with Dr. Kanis.

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Productivity, Patient Engagement, Integration, Video, Patients

Is telehealth the new normal?


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has gained recognition as an effective and sustainable step for slowing the spread of the virus. Bridging the gaps between patients, physicians, and health systems, telehealth enables communication through virtual channels, protecting the public and the medical staff on the frontlines.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Transformative Technology, Coronavirus, Virtual Visits

Reflections from the frontlines: combating COVID-19 in Boston and NYC



The COVID-19 pandemic has called for everyone to do their part to keep others safe and healthy. For many, this means staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing. For me, as CMIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess community hospitals, this has meant deploying numerous initiatives in response to the pandemic, from symptom screening to dashboards to telehealth.

As an emergency medicine physician, this has also meant working on the frontlines at my organization's emergency departments and volunteering in New York City, which ultimately led to me contracting the virus myself.

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Topics: Physician, Coronavirus

What it means to survive cancer, 10 years later


There’s nothing quite like a pandemic to get you to reflect on your ten-year cancer anniversary.

I became a self-taught expert in navigating the U.S. healthcare system beginning around February 2010, when I was 35. I was sitting at work one morning and I felt an explosive pain in my abdomen. A can’t-breathe, can’t-move kind of pain. I knew it wasn’t normal, but I wanted to convince myself that bodies are weird and do weird things, and I’d worry about it if it happened again. And, of course, it happened again soon enough.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Oncology

Embracing innovation and virtual training in a pandemic

Posted by Carol Labadini, Vice President, MEDITECH on May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we all do things. How we work, communicate, and problem solve looks quite different from what most of us are used to. However, what I’ve seen over the past several months reminds me that necessity really is the mother of invention — and reinvention. The crisis is challenging us to innovate and reengineer for this new reality.

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Topics: CIO, Coronavirus

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