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Tired of Manually Updating MEDITECH Dictionaries?

When you are building dictionaries in one system, those new dictionaries entries should make it to the other system somehow.   Do you use HIS vendor-provided routines to move changes?  What if those dictionaries don’t have HIS vendor-provided routines.  Do you double key?  Or do you just build in LIVE and wait for next update to…


Added by Edward Norton on April 15, 2014 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

7 Critical Questions You Should Be Asking about Patient Portals (But Probably Aren’t)

What you don’t know can cost you.

You know patient engagement is critical to achieve Meaningful Use. You also know patient engagement increases patient satisfaction, lowers hospital operating costs and promotes higher usage of better data. So how do you address that which you don’t…


Added by Leslie LaFon on April 15, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Many Hospitals Lack Preparation for Disaster Recovery

According to a recent Meritalk report, 82% of health IT executives report that their organizations are not prepared for a downtime. Not only does this raise major concern in the area of patient care, but also brings into question the economics of some of these institutions.…


Added by Alexandra Casey on April 8, 2014 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Hospital Cost Accounting has Never Been More Important, but…

Hospital Cost Accounting has never been more important, but is often considered too difficult, expensive or resource intensive for smaller hospitals.  Significant pressure to reduce the cost of healthcare is coming from all stakeholders and many medium and small sized hospitals have yet…


Added by Steve Imus on April 7, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

An Easier System to Help Track your MEDITECH Tasks?

When a situation arises in a hospital that doesn’t impact patient care—like a facility problem, software issue, or equipment malfunction—staff are less inclined to rush into action. They can’t remember how to submit the incident report or whom to send it to, so they leave a note for someone…


Added by Lorie DiCarlantonio on April 2, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Two Reasons why Reading the Meaningful Use Specification is like Peeling an Onion

Name two reasons why reading the Meaningful Use specification is like peeling an onion.

The first is easy, of course---it brings you to tears.

The second is, that no matter how many times you have reviewed the specs, there is always…


Added by Anita Karcz on March 31, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Helen Waters: Where MEDITECH's Headed in 2014

We took a second to catch up with MEDITECH's VP Helen Waters to discuss where they were headed in 2014 and the future of web-based environments that will be built over their current platform. Take a look...

Added by MEDITECH Connect on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are you Interested in Setting up a Community HIE but are Unsure Where to Begin?

With all of the information on Health Information Exchange (HIE), it can quickly become an overwhelming topic. Industry demands and reimbursement incentives are driving the pressure to demonstrate interoperability among physicians and…


Added by Erin Murray on March 25, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A CAH Experience on Meeting Stage One: Importance of Good Help

A Rural Critical Assess Hospital’s Journey to Attesting for Meaningful Use

Moving to Meaningful Use is a phenomenon of creating a government valued information system while…


Added by David Dick on March 19, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Transition of Care Requirements – Off to a Fast Start in 2014

Today, organizations are faced with meeting multiple internal and external integration demands. Meaningful Use Stage 2 has brought a whole new set of…


Added by Alexandra Casey on March 19, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

The Healthy Reporting System

We all know that good health is a balancing act across all aspects of our lives:  nutrition, life purpose, physical fitness, emotional well-being and connection to others.   They all interconnect.  And while each has its own unique set of considerations, we must be…


Added by Marilyn Marchant on March 19, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Medical Device Integration Solution Explained

If you’ve been trying to find a solution for medical device integration that will comply with the meaningful use core objectives in the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs, invest one hour to learn more. Winola…


Added by Hilary Butala on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Missed HIMSS 2014? Check Out Exclusive Videos from MEDITECH's Booth

Every year, a number of users make it out to the HIMSS Conference to see the latest and greatest from the Healthcare IT industry.  We know a number of members are not able to make it, so we got together with MEDITECH to shoot a series of videos showcasing their latest features.  I urge all of you to check them out and reach out to the appropriate contact listed…


Added by MEDITECH Connect on March 13, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

How Can I Get Patient Reports During a Downtime?

Your hospital has incurred large expenses to implement and maintain a state-of-the-art…


Added by Oscar Beninati on March 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Remember Our Open Letter to MEDITECH's Leah Farina? She Responded...

Some of you may remember that we penned an open letter to Leah Farina following the announcement of MEDITECH's new 6.0 pilot initiative to try and make the implementation of their new platform smoother.  In my book, it's arguably one of the most important decisions they've made as a company given the importance of consistency in a…


Added by MEDITECH Connect on March 11, 2014 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

Improved Performance and More Ways to Exchange Information with Communication Director 4

Forward Advantage’s leading solution for enterprise-wide output management just got better! At HIMSS, we announced the availability of Communication Director 4, the long-awaited upgrade to our MEDITECH-endorsed solution for automated…


Added by Erin Murray on March 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes and Meaningful Use?

Can we add Meaningful Use to the short list of certainties in life?  It would qualify since it is permanent, like death, and it is constantly changing, like taxes. While I may be overstating permanence, any federal program that will reduce…


Added by Anita Karcz on March 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Building Patient Engagement Through Patient Portals at your MEDITECH Facility

Patient engagement is critical as healthcare transitions from fee-for-service to fee-for-value driven by outcomes.

As patient engagement becomes increasingly imperative as a core function of healthcare…


Added by Leslie LaFon on March 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments


HIMSS is next week! MEDITECH's Christine Silva shares some great reasons why you should stop by the MEDITECH booth # 1983.

What does MEDITECH have ion store for…


Added by MEDITECH Connect on February 21, 2014 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Hitting Meaningful Use Stage 2 at Full Force

2013 was an exciting year for the healthcare industry! Many organizations have achieved Meaningful Use stage 1 and are now beginning to move toward meeting stage 2. While Meaningful Use stage 2…


Added by Alexandra Casey on February 20, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

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