Carol Bird, Manager, Branding & Digital Marketing, MEDITECH

Over the past 20 years, Carol Bird has helped shape the evolution of MEDITECH's marketing and communications strategy. She currently manages the team of content writers, editors, and project coordinators responsible for content creation, branding, and digital marketing. She holds a BA in English from College of the Holy Cross and has graduate-level training in publishing and communications.
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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

MEDITECH staff share what patient safety means to them


When it comes to ensuring patient safety, everyone has a role to play. Patient Safety Awareness Week presents a valuable opportunity for healthcare organizations to promote safety awareness in their communities, and to continue to think of ways in which they might make patient safety part of their workplace culture

To close out the week, I asked MEDITECH clinical staff to share personal experiences that inspired their commitment to ensuring patient safety, and the direction in which they see healthcare heading. As they show us, it’s real people with real stories who are driving change in healthcare. 

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Topics: Nurse, Patient Safety, Patients

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

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

Face to face: On site at Halifax Health [Video]


Reading about a hospital’s success is one thing, but hearing stories face-to-face with clinicians is something entirely different. I recently visited Halifax Health to hear how MEDITECH Expanse is helping real doctors care for real patients at this busy trauma center and health system. 

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Topics: Physician, Patient Engagement, C-level, Health IT, Video

5 blogs to improve your cybersecurity strategy


With the recent hacking and security breaches in the news, cybersecurity is back at the top of the news — but for healthcare executives and IT managers, we know that keeping patient data safe is an ongoing concern.

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Topics: Security, Healthcare IT

The future of care delivery [Video]


What’s next for healthcare technology and nurses? This year at HIMSS19 MEDITECH’s Associate Vice President, Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN BC, spoke with Patient Orator about the evolution of healthcare technology.

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Topics: Nursing, Health IT

How social media and grassroots efforts can further connect your hospital with your community [Video]


In a constantly connected world, consumers are looking for ways to break down barriers between themselves and their providers. Recently, I sat down with Dr. William Dailey, CMIO at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (Clinton, MO), to hear about how organizations and individuals can use social media to connect with the hospital community, inside and outside of the facility’s walls.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Health IT, Video, Patients

CEO Howard Messing discusses 50 years of MEDITECH with John Lynn of Healthcare IT Today [Video]


MEDITECH’s President and CEO Howard Messing recently sat down with John Lynn, founder of Healthcare IT Today, for an extended two-part interview about the company, as we celebrate our 50th year in business.

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

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