5 stories to celebrate National Healthcare Quality Week

October 21, 2021 |  Physician, Population Health, Patient Safety, Health IT, Transformative Technology, Care Coordination

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Recognize National Healthcare Quality Week 2021 by learning more about how technology is helping healthcare professionals to make a positive impact on their communities. Here are five blogs highlighting customers who are going the extra mile while getting the most from their EHR. 

  1. Harnessing Data to Advance Quality of Care [Webinar]

In this webinar hosted by healthsystemCIO.com, Jackie Rice, Vice President and CIO of Frederick Health and Valerie DeCamp, Chief Quality Officer at Southern Ohio Medical Center discuss how their organizations are prioritizing their data initiatives to improve clinician efficiency and care across their patient populations. [Registration required]

  1. Kingman Regional Medical Center makes strides in value-based care with MEDITECH Professional Services [News article]

Winner of this year’s Health Current 2021 Health IT Innovation Award, Kingman Regional — the largest provider in northwest Arizona and the last remaining nonprofit in the county — has implemented a KPI-driven solution to streamline clinical workflows for capturing discrete data and develop new strategies for preventive health management, resulting in notable improvements in patient safety and experience ratings. 

  1. How The Valley Hospital used surveillance technology to move nurses from the computer to the bedside [Podcast]

Alicia Brubaker, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics and Chris Neumann, Clinical Analyst for Surveillance at The Valley Hospital, explain how the New Jersey-based organization quickly changed their clinical informatics and information systems to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, which included creating new order sets, new care plans, and new locations to handle incoming patients.

  1. How Southern Ohio Medical Center uses MEDITECH Expanse Toolkits to provide safe, high quality care [Blog]

In this blog, Valerie DeCamp of Southern Ohio Medical Center describes how SOMC implemented MEDITECH’s EHR Excellence Toolkits as part of their recent Expanse go-LIVE, giving clinicians the tools needed to streamline and expedite patient care in the areas of substance abuse, smoking, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and mental health, obesity, diabetes, sepsis, CAUTI, fall risk, and antibiotic use.

  1. Major Health Partners Uses MEDITECH Expanse Hypertension Patient Registries in Population Health Initiative [Case study]

Recognized by the National Rural Health Association as a 2020 Top 20 Rural Hospital and named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Great Community Hospitals three years in a row, Major Health Partners formed its Primary Care Council in late 2019 and used Expanse to create a tiered tracking system for their new hypertension registry, helping patients lower their blood pressure and reduce the incidence of hypertension. [Registration required]

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Written by Carol Bird, Senior Manager, Content, Branding & Digital Marketing, MEDITECH

For more than two decades, Carol Bird has helped shape the evolution of MEDITECH's marketing and communications strategy, managing the deep bench of content developers, editors, and project coordinators responsible for the company’s digital marketing and branding efforts. She oversees content creation across a wide spectrum of media, including video, blog, podcast, email, web, print, social media, and beyond, working directly with the executive team to plan, execute and measure the company’s campaigns. Carol speaks widely on topics related to marketing in the healthcare industry. Under Carol’s leadership, MEDITECH has won several creative excellence awards for the company’s blog, video content, and product launches. 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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