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

How Ontario’s hospital partnerships are leading Canada’s public healthcare system transformation


A little over a year ago, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Christine Elliott announced the provincial government’s plan to revitalize the public healthcare system. The plan centers around creating a more integrated and sustainable system that focuses on patients’ needs and outcomes by connecting them to the right settings throughout their care journeys. 

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Topics: Government Regulations, EHR, Patients, Transformative Technology, Care Coordination

Combining clinical and business analytics for efficiency at Kalispell Regional


Managing big data is critical to the health of any organization and its patients, but these initiatives can be a drain on time and resources. One way to increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve performance is through the use of analytics.

By aggregating and analyzing clinical, financial and operational data, analytical reports and dashboards inform decision making and help improve outcomes. At its best, analytics make data more meaningful and provide vital insights about organizational performance. 

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Topics: Physician, Productivity, Big Data, Transformative Technology

Bringing the magic of the cloud to more customers: Part 2 of a conversation on MEDITECH’s cloud journey


In part one of this blog, MEDITECH Vice President Advanced Technologies Scott Radner and I discussed the company’s journey to the cloud and its dedication to making modern technology available to all of its customers. In part 2, Scott expands on MEDITECH’s decision to use the cloud for its application development environment and the company’s approach to seeing how its customers can best benefit from implementing cloud solutions.

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Topics: EHR, Big Data, Health IT, Transformative Technology

Why MEDITECH's transition to Google Cloud is the 'beginning of a bigger movement': CEO Howard Messing

Posted by Jackie Drees, Becker's Health IT & CIO Report on October 22, 2019

Howard Messing, CEO of MEDITECH, recently spoke with Becker's Health IT and CIO Report about how the EHR vendor's partnership with Google Cloud will help advance interoperability and support broader digital health analytics.

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Topics: Transformative Technology

MEDITECH eh – Investment in Canadian EHR Market Pays Off

Posted by Colin Hung, Healthcare IT Today on October 16, 2019

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
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Topics: Meaningful Use, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology

Setting a course for the 'next frontier' of cloud-based patient access

Posted by Howard Messing, CEO, MEDITECH on May 7, 2019

In part one of this blog, Howard described the capabilities of cloud infrastructure, the potential it holds for health IT developers, health providers, and patients, and the ability it gives doctors to “re-tether” to their patients using this evolving technology. Today, Howard discusses how cloud infrastructure is being used to give patients access to their health information.

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Topics: Transformative Technology

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 should hospitals do to improve clinician satisfaction with their EHR? The answer may surprise you.


In a recent survey conducted by KLAS, 45 percent of physicians disagreed with the concept their EHR helps them provide quality care. That’s an astounding — and troubling — number, especially when you consider that EHRs are becoming just as widespread and integral to health care as tongue depressors.

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Topics: Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology

How a Point of Care solution can boost both nursing efficiency and engagement


Take a moment to think about how many demands we make of our nurses. We’re constantly asking them to do more with less. Care for more patients in less time. Improve the quality and the safety of the care they’re providing, while simultaneously asking them to be more efficient.

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Topics: Nursing, Transformative Technology

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