It’s that time again! For months now, we’ve been planning all the great ways we can meet up with the MEDITECH community at HIMSS. We’re making change—one provider and one patient at a time. At HIMSS20, we’ll be sharing all the innovative ways MEDITECH is driving the next generation of healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When MEDITECH released their latest statistics for their Canadian operations, there were two eye-popping numbers:
- 47% market share; and
- 35 years investing in the Candian EHR market
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.
In our latest thought leader podcast, I spoke with Jim Fitzgerald, executive vice president and chief strategy officer at CloudWave about the role of cloud computing in healthcare.
Over the past decade, social media has made a huge impact on the way people communicate and stay engaged with what’s happening in the world. More healthcare consumers are using social platforms to learn about their conditions and providers, as well as to give feedback and advice in real time. But what about healthcare providers? Is spending time on social really worth it for them?
No healthcare organization should ever have to choose between innovation and value. As our industry continues to transform, it will be important to both adopt new technologies that can meet the needs of demanding consumers, and still prioritize ROI and long-term sustainability while doing so.