What the proposed 2019 MACRA changes mean for you


Developing standards for healthcare is nothing new — in fact, you could say the concept of identifying quality measures started in the early 17th century, when a Hungarian Doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, championed handwashing in his clinic.

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Topics: Government Regulations, MACRA, Healthcare IT, Patients

How do doctors want to spend their free time? [Video]


It’s up to EHR vendors to create solutions that make doctors’ work easier, and give them some much-needed time back. But what doctors do with that time is up to them — so we asked members of our Physician Advisory Committee to share how they like to spend that extra time they’re getting back from their MEDITECH EHR.

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Topics: Physician, Healthcare IT, Video

Tips and lessons learned for a successful clinical EHR implementation

Posted by Leah Farina, Vice President, MEDITECH on July 10, 2018

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is so much more than just an information technology project — it's a vitally important transformation that impacts every clinician and staff member within a healthcare organization.

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Topics: EHR, Healthcare IT, Implementation

Q&A: How women can lead the way toward healthcare IT’s future

Posted by Tracy Gavel, Editor, MEDITECH on June 19, 2018

In this age of #MeToo, more organizations are now grappling with power structures that often have not welcomed many women and minorities at the head of the decision-making table. A 2017 study by Rock Health estimated that women make up only about 23 percent of the executive leadership at Fortune 500 healthcare companies, even though they comprise nearly half of the U.S. healthcare labor force.

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Topics: Industry Leaders, Healthcare IT

Winning Partnerships: How to make rural IT hosting relationships work


The challenges faced by rural healthcare organizations today — Critical Access Hospitals in particular — are truly daunting. Many never fully recovered from the economic downturn and most continue to experience provider shortages while caring for an increasingly older and more chronically ill population.

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Topics: Interoperability, Health IT, Healthcare IT

How nurses can immunize your organization against cyberattacks


Every day, nurses collect and analyze information to ensure that patients are getting the right care at the right time. That same preventative approach is critical to improving cybersecurity at the point of care.

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Topics: Security, Big Data, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT, nurses

5 ways hospitals can improve stroke outcomes


Improving stroke outcomes is all about recognizing stroke symptoms FAST and cutting the time between symptom onset and treatment. Ischemic strokes, which account for 88% of all stroke cases, leave patients with only a small three-to-four-and-a-half hour window in which they can receive medication, without suffering potentially permanent disability. When it comes to these patients, there is literally no time to lose.

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Topics: EHR, How to, Lists, Nurse, Healthcare IT

Refreshing reads: 4 blogs you may have missed


Here at MEDITECH, we work to create insightful content and provide a platform for thought leaders in the healthcare community to discuss industry trends and solutions. From sharing customer success stories, to tips and suggestions on how to navigate the transforming world of healthcare, the MEDITECH blog has become a go-to resource for healthcare leaders.

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Topics: Lists, Nurse, Population Health, Healthcare IT

MEDITECH’s 5 best blogs of 2017


All year, the MEDITECH Blog has given industry thought leaders a platform to share their stories and their strategies for success. Patient portals, cyber attacks, the latest MACRA news; if it’s happening in healthcare, we’re talking about it. In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve rounded up MEDITECH’s five most popular blog posts of 2017.

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Topics: Healthcare IT

Why MEDITECH team members are sharing their healthcare stories


 

Each of us, at one time or another, has seen healthcare through the eyes of a patient. We've had family members experience medical issues, or we've gone through them ourselves. That's why as healthcare IT professionals, we are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience. In this video, some members of our MEDITECH team share their personal stories.

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Topics: EHR, Healthcare IT

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