5 blogs our readers loved in 2019

December 30, 2019 |  Lists, Healthcare IT

Businessman hand working with a Cloud Computing diagram on the new computer interface as concept-2Cloud 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.

1. Using the cloud to ‘untether’ medicine from wired tech 
Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH 

It’s no surprise that this commentary on cloud technology by MEDITECH’s CEO, Howard Messing, was our most popular blog post of 2019. Today, in clinical settings all over the world, healthcare clinicians benefit from a sense of untethering from wired technology, thanks to the evolution of the cloud. With the introduction of MaaS—our cloud-based subscription infrastructure—and our partnership with Google Cloud, MEDITECH’s efforts in 2019 have shown our commitment to further expanding the productivity and agility of our customers.

2. Looking ahead to greater mobility for nurses at Woman’s Hospital
Tanya Johnson, BSN, RN, Nursing Informatics Manager, Woman’s Hospital

We all know that nurses are at the frontlines of patient care. It’s for that reason that in 2019 we committed to providing technology that improves the user experience for nurses and, in turn, patient care. In this post, Tanya Johnson from Woman’s Hospital explains how the mobility of MEDITECH Point of Care has helped their labor and delivery nurses facilitate a quiet and supportive environment for their patients. 

3. Take the journey to Expanse with these MEDITECH customers [Videos]
Christine Parent, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

We try our best to communicate how Expanse is improving the clinician and patient experience, but is there anything better than hearing it from the end users themselves? In this video series, we hear from three different sites about why MEDITECH Expanse is an agile, efficient, and sustainable choice.

4. Five hospitals, two organizations, and one eMAR come together to improve patient safety Alicia Stevens, R.Ph.T., Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance and Alexandra Marine & General Hospital

Across all healthcare organizations, we know that everyone is working towards one goal: providing quality patient care. In the hospital setting, accurate medication administration is one of the foundations of safe care, but clinical workarounds can create risks that cause potential patient harm or injury. In this post, Alicia Stevens, R.Ph .T., explains how five hospital sites in Southwestern Ontario embarked on an initiative to move from two different paper processes to a single electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) integrated with Bedside Verification (BV). 

5. What should hospitals do to improve clinician satisfaction with their EHR? The answer may surprise you.
Taylor Davis, EVP of Analysis and Strategy, KLAS Research

One of the biggest challenges for executives is selecting technology that improves clinician satisfaction. What KLAS found by surveying 20,593 respondents from 103 independent care providers is that organizations perform better and report high levels of clinician and patient satisfaction when they focus on the humans using the EHR, rather than the technology itself. Learn more about the three main factors that KLAS identified to improve clinician satisfaction with IT.

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Written by Christine Parent, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

Christine Parent’s well-rounded and smart approach to problem solving has long guided MEDITECH toward stronger relationships across the care continuum. Today, she brings her rich EHR knowledge to the role of associate vice president of marketing--spreading the word on how MEDITECH empowers healthcare organizations, through our company branding, online presence, public relations, and customer events, as well as developing and executing MEDITECH’s “go-to-market” strategy.