MEDITECH stands with providers in the fight against COVID-19

Posted by Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH on March 24, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented challenge to the medical community — and the pandemic has shaken many of the basic functions of society. It has been an inspiration to see healthcare experts and front-line providers maintain their vigilance and professionalism under exceedingly trying conditions.

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Topics: Interoperability, C-level, Health IT, Coronavirus

Delivering care differently in the age of COVID-19, through virtual care


The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to test modern healthcare in ways never seen before. Physicians and nurses worldwide are being called to service, risking their own well-being to help an alarming volume of ill and worried patients. How we manage this emergency depends largely upon the quality of tools available to help us improve safety for our patient and clinician communities.

These tools include technologies that can help slow the spread of this new, highly transmissible virus through social distancing, allowing us to work with patients to determine the most appropriate venue of care.

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Topics: Patient Safety, C-level, Coronavirus

CommonWell enables Valley Presbyterian Hospital to focus on managing patient data instead of finding it

Posted by CommonWell Health Alliance on March 17, 2020

*Reposted with the approval of CommonWell Health Alliance. Original post can be found here.*

Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH), a MEDITECH EHR customer and one of the largest full-service acute care facilities in the San Fernando Valley, serves millions of patients throughout the Los Angeles area. With a diverse and often vulnerable patient population, VPH clinicians depend on seamless exchange of patients’ clinical data to ensure they have the most complete view of the individuals they treat.

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Topics: Big Data, Interoperability, C-level

Why bulk data will make or break population health

Posted by Larry O'Toole, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH on February 27, 2020

Predictions in a field as rife with change as healthcare can be risky, but I’m going to venture out on a limb and say that 2020 will be our industry’s most pivotal year in at least a generation. A year from now I predict we’ll look back at 2020 as the year of interoperability.

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Topics: CIO, Population Health, Interoperability, C-level, Transformative Technology

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

HIStalk Interviews MEDITECH President Michelle O’Connor

Posted by HIStalk on December 10, 2019

Tell me about yourself and the company.

I took over as president about six months ago. I was previously chief operating officer over operations and primarily development. I am now being reintroduced to a great leadership team that is responsible for our customer experience implementation and client services. We are re-engineering how we look at implementation to improve the physician experience and how we can improve customer experience as we continue to service them moving forward.

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Topics: Q&A, EHR, C-level, Healthcare IT

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

How an EHR can help physicians practice opioid stewardship


As physicians, we often don’t see the harm that opioid pain medications can cause to the individual, whether through side effects, dependence, or diversion. Also, we may not always consider the implications on the national scale; prescription drug overdose deaths have increased exponentially from 2013 to 2016. The magnitude of this crisis has led to pain management guidelines from numerous entities, such as the Joint Commission and the CDC. These recommendations provide a solid foundation for opioid stewardship and are now considered to be best practice.  

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Patient Safety, C-level

Progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic


National Recovery Month  sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is observed every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy, rewarding lives.

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Topics: Patient Safety, C-level

Can we talk? Communication isn’t just for patients and physicians anymore


The rapid pace of change in healthcare today doesn’t just necessitate better technologies to keep pace; it also requires better communication. Whether it involves conversations between patients and physicians, handoffs between clinicians of different specialties, interoperable data exchange, or even the ability of care organizations to connect with their IT vendors - clear communication is often what makes the difference between a good outcome, and a poorer one.

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Topics: C-level, Health IT

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