How Ontario’s hospital partnerships are leading Canada’s public healthcare system transformation


A little over a year ago, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott announced the provincial government’s plan to revitalize the public healthcare system. The plan centers around creating a more integrated and sustainable system that focuses on patients’ needs and outcomes by connecting them to the right settings throughout their care journeys. 

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Topics: Government Regulations, EHR, Patients, Transformative Technology, Care Coordination

Combining clinical and business analytics for efficiency at Kalispell Regional


Managing big data is critical to the health of any organization and its patients, but these initiatives can be a drain on time and resources. One way to increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve performance is through the use of analytics.

By aggregating and analyzing clinical, financial and operational data, analytical reports and dashboards inform decision making and help improve outcomes. At its best, analytics make data more meaningful and provide vital insights about organizational performance. 

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Topics: Physician, Productivity, Big Data, Transformative Technology

7 tips for finding the right tablet set-up for your hospital’s eSignature project

Posted by Cody Strate, VP of Marketing, Access eForms on February 11, 2020

Life seems so easy for industries outside of healthcare when it comes to incorporating tablets into their business. Generally, all they have to do is pick a tablet, and pick a rugged tablet case. Boom, done!

If you’re a hospital trying to modernize and introduce tablets, it’s a different situation, as you have so many things to take into account.

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Topics: Physician, Nurse, Care Coordination

How Annual Wellness Visits improve patient outcomes and organizational revenue


Even with recent increases in the percentage of Medicare recipients who have Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs), less than 20 percent of eligible patients availed themselves of this new benefit provided under the Affordable Care Act, according to a JAMA study

At Frisbie Memorial Hospital, we saw this as an opportunity to enhance population health efforts and increase revenue through a relatively easy appointment.

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Topics: Government Regulations, Population Health, Patient Engagement

12 new authors we published in 2019


Our mission with the MEDITECH Blog is to share new ideas from thought leaders across the health IT industry — and during 2019, we welcomed more than a dozen new authors representing clinical, executive, and media perspectives.

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

How King's Daughters Medical Center is improving the patient experience [Video]


At one time or another, we all know what it’s like to be a patient sitting in an ED waiting room. From the waiting room to the exam area, and maybe even an inpatient stay, healthcare organizations are always striving to do anything they can to make the experience smoother and more comfortable for their patients. At King’s Daughters Medical Center, they have embraced MEDITECH Expanse, to make things easier for their staff and increase patient satisfaction.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Video, Patients

We’ll see you there: Where you can find us at HIMSS2020


It’s that time again! For months now, we’ve been planning all the great ways we can meet up with the MEDITECH community at HIMSS. We’re making change—one provider and one patient at a time. At HIMSS20, we’ll be sharing all the innovative ways MEDITECH is driving the next generation of healthcare.

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Topics: Industry Leaders, C-level, Healthcare IT

On the move: How mobility helps nurses and improves the patient experience [Video]


We all know that nurses are often the face of the patient experience. They provide everything from medication to comfort for their patients, and are the most consistent presence during a patient’s stay. So how can health IT help support these important members of the care team?

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Topics: Nursing

5 blogs our readers loved in 2019


Cloud technology, mobility for nurses, and patient safety—these are just a few of the topics that readers wanted to hear about on the MEDITECH Blog this year. While we wrap up our 50th anniversary year, let’s look back at our five most popular blogs in 2019, and look forward to our vision of healthcare in 2020.

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Topics: Lists, Healthcare IT

Who wants to be a Mathematician at MEDITECH


At the American Mathematical Society, it is our mission to create a connected community of people who have a shared appreciation for mathematics and the wonderful opportunities it provides. One way we encourage young people to follow their math aspirations is our Who Wants to Be a Mathematician event. The contest involves over 5,000 students across the country who participate in a multiple-choice quiz show with the chance to win prizes and qualify for the 2020 Who Wants to Be a Mathematician championship.

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Topics: Industry Leaders