MEDITECH’s 5 best blogs of 2017


All year, the MEDITECH Blog has given industry thought leaders a platform to share their stories and their strategies for success. Patient portals, cyber attacks, the latest MACRA news; if it’s happening in healthcare, we’re talking about it. In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve rounded up MEDITECH’s five most popular blog posts of 2017.

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Topics: Healthcare IT

5 tools designed to prevent nurse burnout


I recently attended an Advisory Board session on nurse manager overload and the contributing factors that lead to nurse burnout. We all know that nurse burnout is an issue that affects both staff and patients, so it was an enlightening topic to learn more about.

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Topics: Nursing, How to, Nurse

How and why you should implement an antimicrobial stewardship program


According to the CDC, between 20% - 50% of antibiotics prescribed in U.S. acute care hospitals were deemed unnecessary or inappropriate. That staggering statistic got us at HCA thinking. We knew that there was an overuse of antibiotics, but I'm not sure that any of us realized the extent of the problem.  

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Topics: Physician

Beyond the numbers: Creative ways to address population health

Posted by John Marzinzik, CEO, Frisbie Memorial Hospital on November 20, 2017

Population health is a very broad topic; it’s not just about collecting and analyzing data.

For us at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, it’s been about finding creative ways to address the health concerns that we identify in our patients, understanding that we need to keep them healthy outside the hospital walls.

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Topics: Population Health

Obtaining an advanced EHR just got easier: meet 'MEDITECH as a Service'


Whether a hospital has 6 or 600 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 smaller healthcare organizations, this can become an especially daunting experience.

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Topics: Security, EHR, Revenue Cycle, C-level, Health IT

What you need to know about the MACRA final ruling


On Halloween, as I was waiting for MACRA's Quality Payment Program (QPP) Year 2 ruling to be finalized, I was pondering tricks and treats. Would practices find a full sized candy bar when the door opened or a toothbrush? As trick-or-treaters often find, the ruling was a little of both. For me, the trick is a ruling that came in at a hefty 1,653 pages: the treat, the 20+ page fact sheet and executive summary.

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Topics: Government Regulations, MACRA, C-level

Welcoming new members, deployment strategies key themes at the 2017 CommonWell annual general meeting and fall summit


For the third year in a row, MEDITECH proudly hosted the CommonWell Health Alliance Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit last week at our Joanne Wood Conference Center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The annual Member gathering provides a valuable opportunity to gather and reflect on the many achievements the Alliance and its members have attained throughout the year.

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Topics: Interoperability, C-level

5 ways nurses can drive patient safety


 Of all caregivers, nurses tend to have the most interactions with patients. They're the ones that inpatients call if something is wrong, and they are also often the point of contact for the patient’s family. So nurses have perhaps the greatest opportunity to create a safer environment for patients.

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Topics: Nursing, How to, Nurse

Why MEDITECH team members are sharing their healthcare stories


 

Each of us, at one time or another, has seen healthcare through the eyes of a patient. We've had family members experience medical issues, or we've gone through them ourselves. That's why as healthcare IT professionals, we are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience. In this video, some members of our MEDITECH team share their personal stories.

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Topics: EHR, Healthcare IT

4 can’t-miss thought leader podcasts


Have you listened to the MEDITECH Thought Leader Podcast yet? Tune in as industry leaders from around the world discuss healthcare topics such as big data, home care, population health, revenue cycle, and much more.

Here are four episodes you need to listen to today.

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Topics: Home Care, Big Data, Podcast, Revenue Cycle

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