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The next digital transformation of healthcare is underway, and once again, MEDITECH is leading the charge. We’ve been unwavering in preparing for the demands of this paradigm shift, and now we’re all-in with the only full-scale EHR designed specifically for the post-Meaningful Use era. Our cutting-edge solutions are helping organizations all over the world to see healthcare through a new lens and navigate this virtual landscape with unparalleled vision and clarity.
Rural hospital in Southwest Georgia aims to provide superior quality of care to community with state-of-the-art EHR
"Across the board, clinicians and leadership at Colquitt Regional Medical Center are realizing care efficiencies and streamlined processes since going LIVE with MEDITECH's fully-integrated 6.1 Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the Summer of 2016. In addition, Colquitt Regional recently signed for MEDITECH's Web Ambulatory solution.
"With MEDITECH's integrated EHR, physicians are treating patients seamlessly across the continuum. Now that we're implementing Web Ambulatory, we'll be covering an even larger population of patients in our county and surrounding areas," Colquitt Regional Chief Information Officer, Bill Bishop said.
Located in Colquitt County in the town of Moultrie, Ga., the 151-bed medical center is known in the community for its dedication to providing exceptional and compassionate patient care to the approximately 15,600 residents in Moultrieand 40,100 in Colquitt County.
"We've noticed quicker access to patient information. Our ability to capture data from multiple points of care has greatly improved and in turn has improved the continuity of care," Chief Nursing Officer at Colquitt Regional, Dena Zinker said." Our EHR is fully-integrated and information is readily available from other departments—so now clinical staff and patients don't have to wait, resulting in higher patient satisfaction and more engagement at the patient's bedside."
There are multiple benefits to having an integrated EHR, from physicians to nurses to lab to business administration, data flows seamlessly between departments. In one year since go-LIVE, Accounts Receivable (AR) days have dropped from 46 to 41, and are expected to continue to drop. Colquitt Regional staff have also reported time savings for both discharge and admission processes, with the average door to provider wait time being less than 20 minutes. In addition, care providers have reported improved flow of information with safer care transitions.
"We looked at a lot of systems from high-end to lower end, I must admit that MEDITECH has delivered on all the promises they made. When I go back and track all the things that MEDITECH said they would do and what they actually delivered, I can put a checkmark alongside all of them," President and CEO at Colquitt Regional, Jim Matney said. "Our community of patients greatly benefit from this technology—the biggest patient advantage being the fact that there is one patient record. Patients may be seen in the acute setting and then follow up in the doctor's office or with home care services."
Colquitt Regional recently received an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, naming them as one of the safest hospitals in the Nation for the sixth time in a row.
"Colquitt Regional's commitment to their patients and community is evident in the services they provide and the technology they invest in to deliver the best care possible," Associate Vice President of Marketing at MEDITECH, Christine Parent said. "MEDITECH is pleased to continue working with Colquitt Regional toward improved patient safety and a higher quality of care for the residents of Colquitt County."
With MaaS, Critical Access Hospitals can go-LIVE with MEDITECH's Web EHR in just six months
MEDITECH, a leading Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor, is pleased to announce MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS): a private, cloud-based EHR solution being offered initially to Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). MaaS will provide healthcare organizations with MEDITECH's latest EHR technology designed to improve organizational efficiency and ensure quality patient care. The integrated EHR solution is obtained through a monthly subscription, allowing organizations to quickly procure a cost-effective, modern EHR system with simplified contracting.
"MaaS allows healthcare organizations to get up and running with our intuitive Web EHR solution, all with a level of ease that is uncommon in this industry," MEDITECH President and CEO, Howard Messing said. "We're providing these organizations with a cost-effective EHR to meet care quality goals, all with an inherent user experience. It's another example of MEDITECH's commitment to pushing healthcare forward with disruptive innovation and productivity."
The MaaS suite of tools includes MEDITECH's Web EHR, which features web-based physician tools, interoperability solutions, standard content, patient access, revenue cycle, and clinical decision support capabilities. Using evidence-based best practices and the latest implementation techniques, CAHs will be able to implement and go-LIVE with the latest version of MEDITECH within a six-month timeframe.
Operated in a centrally-hosted private cloud infrastructure with high levels of physical and network security, MEDITECH experts are responsible for upgrades and ongoing maintenance—allowing hospital IT staff to focus on business operations.
"This is an important step in driving EHR access and adoption for care organizations of all sizes," Messing said. "Reducing the complexity and cost of procuring and maintaining an EHR will allow these hospitals to focus their resources on patient care, productivity, and meeting regulations."
Learn more about how MaaS can help Critical Access Hospitals improve organizational efficiency and ensure quality patient care.
Healthcare is long overdue for genuine disruption and innovation. MEDITECH is helping care organizations to reclaim their productivity, coordinate care, and do more for patients with its mobile Web Electronic Health Record (EHR). With 2,400+ customers, across 22 different countries, MEDITECH solutions are empowering users to provide higher quality care, with greater efficiency, to more people, at a lower cost. A leading EHR vendor with over 45 years of experience, MEDITECH is helping care organizations reach their clinical, analytical, and financial goals. For more information on how MEDITECH is transforming healthcare and building the next generation of EHR leaders, visit our Newsroom, Blog, and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Steward Health Care System announces eight additional hospitals will implement MEDITECH's Web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The move to MEDITECH's Web EHR goes hand-in-hand with the health system's recent expansion to new states.
A MEDITECH customer for 19 years, the implementation of the Web EHR extends MEDITECH's presence within the Steward Health Care system to include Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida by 2018.
"Steward is committed to providing world class care in a more coordinated, efficient manner in the communities where our patients live," Steward Health Care System Chief Information Officer, Julie Berry said. "Expanding our MEDITECH EHR throughout the organization was a key component in moving us toward a more integrated healthcare delivery."
The decision to move forward with MEDITECH's new Web EHR is rooted in Steward's organizational philosophy of investing in the latest and highly innovative EHR as a monumental step to enhance patient care and safety. As an integrated, cost-effective accountable care organization and a physician led healthcare organization with a rapidly expanding physician network and 36 hospital campuses, MEDITECH's clinically sophisticated, highly-integrated EHR will help to progress their vision of equipping clinicians with the latest tools, workflows, and protocols for greater efficiency.
"It's exciting to be deploying solutions built for the web to aid in improving quality and population health, while continuing to drive costs down," Berry said. "Leveraging MEDITECH's innovative Web EHR to help navigate an ever-changing climate was a vital part of our decision to move forward with MEDITECH."
Building upon a successful platform and vendor relationship, Steward recognized MEDITECH as a trusted EHR source for the newly acquired eight sites. While Steward values its success with MEDITECH's legacy platforms, the multi-faceted health system was intrigued by the innovative technology and structure of the new web platform, and how it could help them achieve their various IT goals.
"MEDITECH is proud of our commitment to providing high-quality solutions that are rich in functionality and sophistication at a sustainable price," MEDITECH Executive Vice President, Helen Waters said. "MEDITECH values our long term relationship with Steward Health Care and we're pleased to have them continue to transform care across North America in the ambulatory and acute environment with MEDITECH's modern web solution."
Healthcare is long overdue for genuine disruption and innovation. MEDITECH is helping care organizations to reclaim their productivity, coordinate care, and do more for patients with its mobile Web Enterprise Health Record (EHR). With 2,400+ customers, across 22 different countries, MEDITECH solutions are empowering users to provide higher quality care, with greater efficiency, to more people, at a lower cost. A leading EHR vendor with over 45 years of experience, MEDITECH is helping care organizations reach their clinical, analytical, and financial goals. For more information on how MEDITECH is transforming healthcare and building the next generation of EHR leaders, visit our Newsroom, Blog, and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care, the largest private hospital operator in the United States, is a physician-led health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where patients live. Steward's unique health care service delivery model leverages technology, innovation, and care coordination to keep patients healthier. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward enjoys positive relationships in the communities where it operates and has provided $221 million in community benefits and paid more than $120 million in taxes in the past four years.
Founded in 2010 with investment from Cerberus Capital Management, Steward has methodically built a substantial portfolio of inpatient and outpatient services. After unprecedented success in New England, Steward has recently expanded nationally to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Colorado.
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Ohio healthcare system benefiting from the mobility, intuitiveness, and flexibility of MEDITECH's Web EHR across the entire continuum
Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, Ohio), has gone LIVE with MEDITECH's Web Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The contemporary EHR spans across the entire continuum, including clinical, ancillary, billing, patient portal, and more.
After evaluating its best of breed vendor approach, Firelands decided to move towards a one patient, one record strategy with MEDITECH's Web EHR to improve care coordination, also citing mobility, intuitiveness, and flexibility as deciding factors. The clinically-integrated EHR is unifying care teams across the 400-bed hospital, which is comprised of 250 physicians across 35 different specialties and over 2,100 hospital staff.
Firelands' physicians expect the MEDITECH implementation will continue to significantly improve care quality and patient engagement.
"The mobility of MEDITECH's Web EHR is having a transformational impact on how I deliver care, and is delivering a new paradigm in physicians' experience with EHRs," Patrick Tupa, DO, emergency physician at Firelands Regional Medical Center said. "I now have the ability to interact with patients one-on-one in the room with a tablet. Patients have been impressed and like to see technology working for them."
Additionally, Firelands has leveraged MEDITECH's integrated Oncology solution to centralize the tools physicians need to manage lengthy treatment plans and ensure safe, coordinated care. Firelands' oncologists are committed to helping guide future development efforts by leveraging user-centered design methodologies.
"Firelands really values key partnerships that enable us to improve the health of those we serve," Firelands Regional Medical Center Assistant Vice President of Operations, Denao Ruttino said. "When you have something like an EHR that is so ingrained across the organization, we find it critical to have an innovative, humble vendor partner that cares enough to listen to us and also nimble enough to deliver. From our perspective, MEDITECH delivers."
Firelands demonstrates a long-standing record as a nationally recognized hospital, with distinctions including Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™, Healthgrades America's 100 Best for Spine Surgery™ six years in a row (2013-2018), and America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery™ two years in a row (2017-2018).
"Firelands is a progressive healthcare organization that is harnessing the value and power of the MEDITECH Web EHR to achieve optimal clinical outcomes," Helen Waters, executive vice president at MEDITECH said. "We are proud to be their long-time partner in providing disruptive, transformational technology to increase physician satisfaction and productivity as well as improve the consumer experience."
Learn more about how MEDITECH's clinically-integrated, state-of-the-art Web EHR is valuable, viable, and sustainable.
Claims data, risk stratification, and other vendor data aggregated into MEDITECH Web EHR will improve care and support value-based reimbursement models