Shaping home care and hospice practices at the national level [Podcast]
Our home care spotlight continues as we kickoff the 2023 Home Care Symposium, our virtual event featuring three days of educational content. On this episode of the MEDITECH podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of our keynote speakers, Lindsay Doak, BerryDunn’s Director of Research. ...
At the corner of 21st and TEFCA: Preparing for new interoperability rules
As consumers continue to take charge of their own care and healthcare organizations adapt to this new market reality, the tools and processes that ensure quick, accurate sharing of patient information will come into sharper focus in 2021.
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 ...
Interoperability amid the COVID-19 pandemic
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the secure and accurate sharing of patient data is more critical than ever. Healthcare organizations need the ability to access up-to-date information about any patient who enters their doors, especially in urgent care settings.
MEDITECH stands with providers in the fight against COVID-19
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 ...
CommonWell enables Valley Presbyterian Hospital to focus on managing patient data instead of finding it
*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. ...
4 key benefits of standardizing health records across a region
In Ontario, healthcare is often siloed—a byproduct of the way the healthcare system is structured. Patients experience frequent gaps in care; they’re asked to explain their health concerns over and over within each different setting, and digital tools aren’t keeping up with how Ontarians live and ...
Modernizing and staying secure in the changing field of health IT
“The only constant is change” has never been more true than it is today. Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years; adoption of technology has increased dramatically; and meanwhile, regulatory bodies struggle to catch up.
Using the cloud to ‘untether’ medicine from wired tech
A little over 35 years ago, on Feb. 8, 1984, astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart left the space shuttle on mission STS-41-B for the first-ever untethered space walk, becoming what the New York Times called “the first human satellites.” Today, in clinical settings all over the ...
What’s next? A look at the future of health IT at HIMSS19
I flew out of Logan Airport in Boston at 5:30 a.m. last Monday, and was eager to head to sunny Orlando as a first time HIMSS attendee. The next three days were a whirlwind of innovation, shared ideas, and excitement about the future of health IT.