Lighting the path ahead for providers and patients in today’s digital environment

Posted by William Gustin, MD on September 1, 2020

It’s still all about people.

Despite the tumultuous events of this year, in particular the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers have remained focused on the central part of their jobs: treating and caring for people.

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Topics: Physician, CIO, Healthcare IT

How to create the perfect fit between providers and their EHR


Many providers express growing frustration with their EHRs, and having to adjust their workflow to meet the needs of the technology. Problems with IT usability often contribute to physician burnout, which is why I decided to pursue the field of clinical informatics. Why should technology create burdens for care teams, instead of making their jobs easier? And, more importantly, what can we do about it?

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Topics: Physician

Healthcare in 2020: 4 physician blogs you may have missed


In 2020, we know that physicians are facing challenges like never before. As technology transforms at a rapid pace to support clinicians, we have had the opportunity to connect with a number of thought leaders in the field.

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Topics: Physician, Healthcare IT

Preparing tomorrow’s providers with the latest EHR technology

Posted by John Richey, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA on July 28, 2020

When new providers enter the field, they need to be ready to deliver quality care to patients, and it’s important that they’re equipped with healthcare technology experience to complement their medical expertise.

In addition, the continually changing healthcare IT landscape poses another challenge for medical professionals.

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Topics: Physician, Nurse, Health IT, Implementation, Transformative Technology

Thought Leader Podcast: Virtual Care in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond


For our latest Thought Leader podcast, I spoke with Dr. Andy Burchett, CMIO of Avera Health, about his organization’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Physician, Podcast, C-level, Coronavirus

Q&A: A conversation with Dr. Doug Kanis about MEDITECH Expanse


Recently, MEDITECH's Carol Bird had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Doug Kanis, an Internist and CMIO at Pella Regional Health Center (Pella, IA). They discussed how Expanse's intuitive design, mobility, and interoperability helps physicians increase efficiency and improve patient care. The excerpts below are a few highlights from their conversation. To learn more about his experience using Expanse, watch our video interview with Dr. Kanis.

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Productivity, Patient Engagement, Integration, Video, Patients

Reflections from the frontlines: combating COVID-19 in Boston and NYC



The COVID-19 pandemic has called for everyone to do their part to keep others safe and healthy. For many, this means staying at home as much as possible and practicing social distancing. For me, as CMIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess community hospitals, this has meant deploying numerous initiatives in response to the pandemic, from symptom screening to dashboards to telehealth.

As an emergency medicine physician, this has also meant working on the frontlines at my organization's emergency departments and volunteering in New York City, which ultimately led to me contracting the virus myself.

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Topics: Physician, Coronavirus

How Virtual Visits are keeping providers and patients safe at Citizens Memorial Healthcare

Posted by Leah Farina, Vice President, MEDITECH on April 10, 2020

Recently Leah Farina, MEDITECH vice president of client services, had an opportunity to discuss the impact of virtual visits and telemedicine on patients and providers at Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri. She spoke with Louis Harris, MD, a family medicine physician and Chief Medical Information Officer at CMH, a small, level III Trauma Center in southwest Missouri with 86 licensed beds, 32 primary and speciality services, and seven long-term care facilities serving seven counties.

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Topics: Physician, Patient Engagement, nurses, Patients, Transformative Technology, Coronavirus, Virtual Visits

How to create a culture that values patient safety


The World Health Organization estimates that 134 million adverse events occur each year due to unsafe care in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries, resulting in some 2.6 million deaths, with most adverse events being preventable. 

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Topics: Physician, Patient Safety

Not every EHR deserves an "F" for usability


EHRs have gotten a lot of flak from physicians for disrupting patient care in recent years, from poor navigation on information overload to meaningless data entry creating documentation geared for billing rather than clinical care. However, it’s important to remember that not all systems are created equal — at least in terms of usability.

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Topics: Physician, EHR, Productivity

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