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.
Here’s a look at some of the new voices we hosted last year — and the critical issues that our audience learned more about, thanks to their insights:
Clinical satisfaction and engagement:
- Taylor Davis, EVP of Analysis and Strategy, KLAS Research, discusses what clinicians, executives, and EHR vendors can do to address this gulf between technology adoption and acceptance in his blog, What should hospitals do to improve clinician satisfaction with their EHR? The answer may surprise you.
- Amanda Schwerdtfeger, CPHQ, Ambulatory Informatics and Population Health Supervisor, Pella Regional Health, shares what Pella Regional has done to help engage physicians in quality improvements: Physician engagement doesn’t have to be ‘Mission Impossible’
- Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP, Mount Nittany Medical Center, highlights the ways that an EHR can support doctors in making informed opioid prescribing decisions: How an EHR can help physicians practice opioid stewardship
- Sandy DePlonty, Senior Director of Clinical Services, and Katie Wood, Assistant Director of Information Systems, describe how War Memorial Hospital’s integration of the Michigan PDMP into its EHR workflow helps prescribers deliver safe and effective care: Integrated prescription drug monitoring supports smarter opioid prescribing
- Kelly Del Gaudio, Consultant, Galen Healthcare Solutions, and Carol Bird, Manager, Branding & Digital Marketing, MEDITECH, take a closer look at ENGINUITY, a collaborative project created by Del Gaudio and named the EMR and HIPAA 2018 Practical Innovation Award Winner: Why nine hospitals worked together to achieve success for their patients
- Alicia Stevens, R.Ph.T., Pharmacy Informatics Coordinator, Regional Pharmacy Services at Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and Alexandra Marine & General Hospital, describes how two organizations moved from paper records to a combined eMAR: Five hospitals, two organizations, and one eMAR come together to improve patient safety
- Dr. Tyler Christie, CCFP (EM), MSc., CMIO, Health Sciences North, outlines the ways that standardizing a regional health record benefits both providers and their patients: 4 key benefits of standardizing health records across a region
- Tanya Johnson, BSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Manager, Woman’s Hospital, discusses the expected benefits of moving to MEDITECH’s Point of Care Solution: Looking ahead to greater mobility for nurses at Woman’s Hospital
- Joe Farr, RN, Clinical Applications Coordinator, King's Daughters Medical Center, explains how Point of Care increases efficiency and engagement for nurses: How a Point of Care solution can boost both nursing efficiency and engagement
- Jeffrey Battles, RN, BSN, St. Bernards Healthcare, describes how St. Bernards created a combined OB-ED, resulting in increases in patient and clinician satisfaction, and reductions in wait times and returns to the ED: How a combined OB-ED improves care at St. Bernards Healthcare
- Dr. Larry Troxell, CEO, Comanche County Medical Center, offers his perspective on how rural health centers can overcome the challenges they face and benefit from community support: Overcoming rural hospital challenges through community engagement at Comanche County
- Audrey Premdas, RN, BSN, Clinical Informatics, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, shares how her hospital ensures that homeless patients have better access to the resources and follow-up care they need, without relying solely on the ED: How to improve discharge procedures for homeless patients
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