Welcoming new members, deployment strategies key themes at the 2017 CommonWell annual general meeting and fall summit


For the third year in a row, MEDITECH proudly hosted the CommonWell Health Alliance Annual General Meeting and Fall Summit last week at our Joanne Wood Conference Center in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The annual Member gathering provides a valuable opportunity to gather and reflect on the many achievements the Alliance and its members have attained throughout the year.

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Topics: Interoperability, C-level

Why 3 separate hospitals started an HIE together


Picture this. It’s 3am. A patient comes into your ER unconscious after a car accident just down the road. The patient has never been in your facility before so you don’t know the status of their medications, allergies, or any medical history. I think we can all agree, this makes it challenging to provide the safest, most accurate care.

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Topics: Security, CIO, Interoperability, Patient Safety

Empowering patients with digital innovation and design thinking


Vanessa Carter presents her rapid report at Stanford University's MedX conference on April 23, 2017.

My journey to becoming an e-Patient activist for facial differences and antibiotic resistance started in 2004, when a car accident in South Africa left me with severe abdominal and facial injuries.

Through multiple surgeries and consultations with doctors, I became aware of the lack of online resources in health, and began working to address that. I was a marketing and design professional for 18 years, enabling me to audit the web and discover that many healthcare professionals [HCPs] didn’t have websites, which was why it was so difficult to find them.

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Topics: Big Data, Patient Engagement, Interoperability

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