Better outcomes with automated clinical support and EHR customization


In healthcare, patient safety and quality of care are the highest priorities. As President of Healthien Inc. healthcare consulting services, I help providers meet these priorities by addressing pharmacy and order management-related issues that could result in adverse patient events.

In my experience, the most effective way to maximize patient safety is by having an automated clinical decision support system (CDSS) that protects patients from errors and omissions, while also streamlining providers’ workflows. Creating this type of CDSS requires innovation and a customizable EHR like MEDITECH Expanse.

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Topics: Interoperability, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT

Staying up-to-date on clinical terminology during COVID-19

Posted by IMO (Intelligent Medical Objects) on May 12, 2020

A version of this post originally appeared on the IMO website

The ability to easily document possible exposure to, infection with, or any other clinical symptoms of COVID-19 is crucial to mitigating the impact of the pandemic. However, the lack of standardized coding to capture this information at the start of the outbreak, coupled with the rapid evolution of scientific understanding of the novel virus, has made this an inherently difficult task.  

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Topics: Government Regulations, Healthcare IT, Coronavirus

Navigating pandemic relief options


COVID-19 has hit the healthcare industry so hard that many hospitals have been forced to furlough staff, or worse, close their doors. Relief payments from the CARES Act are a lifeline for organizations under enormous economic strain; though the healthcare portions of the legislation are only a few pages long, addendums are being released intermittently, making it easy for administrators — already in crisis mode — to lose track of the very subsidies the legislation provides.  

To help you stay on top of available relief payments and loans, we’ve summarized the opportunities and included links to helpful resources. Think of this blog post as your cheat sheet for financial support that may be available to your organization. 

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Topics: Government Regulations, C-level, Healthcare IT, Coronavirus

Mitigating risk and managing response to COVID-19


A version of this post originally appeared on the Forward Advantage website

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for everyone, especially the healthcare industry. Whereas other industries can shut down or go fully remote, hospitals must stay open even in the direst circumstances. However, this doesn’t mean hospitals must be rendered completely vulnerable. It is imperative that patients, care providers and other staff are supported.

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Topics: Security, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology, Coronavirus

Virtual care delivers on top priority for patient experience—safety


This year, Patient Experience Week is taking on a whole new meaning. Consumers, who once may have rated their healthcare providers based on cafeteria food or convenient appointment times, are now shifting their focus to the most important question at hand — how are you helping to keep me safe during this pandemic? 

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology, Coronavirus

Health IT crisis and disaster planning recommendations for COVID-19


This post originally appeared on the CereCore blog

We are at an unprecedented time in our history, and much of the impact of COVID-19 has not been experienced in our lifetime. Most health systems have well-established crisis and disaster plans that encompasses IT, but these plans haven’t been tested to this degree until now.

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Topics: Healthcare IT, Care Coordination, Coronavirus

5 blogs our readers loved in 2019


Cloud 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.

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Topics: Lists, Healthcare IT

Helping organizations focus on care, not IT: Discussing MEDITECH’s cloud journey


When we consider the many great technological advances in the last few years, one of the most profound has been the rise of the cloud for on-demand data storage and universal access.

In the truest sense of the term, cloud computing has been a disruptor for many sectors of the tech industry, providing companies and consumers new ways to enhance collaboration and optimize resources that were unthinkable just a few years ago.

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Topics: Security, EHR, Big Data, Healthcare 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

The future of healthcare IT at CHIME19


Every year, the CHIME CIO Forum is a great opportunity to delve into the hot topics surrounding healthcare IT. From face-to-face networking with colleagues and peers to valuable education sessions geared toward meeting the needs of healthcare IT professionals, it’s always a pleasure to connect with industry thought leaders. 

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Topics: Physician, EHR, CIO, Healthcare IT

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