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

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. 

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Topics: Interoperability, Coronavirus

MEDITECH stands with providers in the fight against COVID-19

Posted by Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH on March 24, 2020

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 trying conditions.

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Topics: Interoperability, C-level, Health IT, Coronavirus

CommonWell enables Valley Presbyterian Hospital to focus on managing patient data instead of finding it

Posted by CommonWell Health Alliance on March 17, 2020

*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. With a diverse and often vulnerable patient population, VPH clinicians depend on seamless exchange of patients’ clinical data to ensure they have the most complete view of the individuals they treat.

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Topics: Big Data, Interoperability, C-level

Why bulk data will make or break population health

Posted by Larry O'Toole, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH on February 27, 2020

Predictions in a field as rife with change as healthcare can be risky, but I’m going to venture out on a limb and say that 2020 will be our industry’s most pivotal year in at least a generation. A year from now I predict we’ll look back at 2020 as the year of interoperability.

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Topics: CIO, Population Health, Interoperability, C-level, Transformative Technology

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 work in their everyday lives. Sound familiar?

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Topics: Interoperability, Health IT

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.

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Topics: Security, Interoperability, Meaningful Use

Using the cloud to ‘untether’ medicine from wired tech

Posted by Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH on March 20, 2019

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 world, healthcare clinicians benefit from the same sense of untethering from wired technology, thanks to the evolution of the cloud.

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Topics: Interoperability, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology

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.

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Topics: Patient Engagement, Interoperability, C-level, Health IT

MACRA’s 6 resolutions for improving patient care in 2019


January is traditionally an opportunity to set goals for the year ahead, and while there’s no shortage of advice on how to maintain New Year’s resolutions, 80 percent of people break their resolutions after an average of six weeks.

If you’re like me and starting to feel the waning motivation that February brings, there is hope — we can look to the healthcare industry to be re-inspired by the discipline required to stay successful.

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Topics: Government Regulations, MACRA, Interoperability

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