Meditech touts cloud-based EHR, looks to post-meaningful use era at HIMSS18

The company will demo use cases such as personalization of physician workflows, automated claims management, improved patient experience and more with help from its Meditech-as-a-Service platform.
By Mike Miliard
11:39 AM
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Meditech had a big year in 2017. Nearly 100 clients adopted its new web-based EHR, with almost four dozen of them representing new customers. Now the longtime electronic health record leader (founded back in 1969, the company has a decade on competitors Epic and Cerner) plans to continue that momentum in 2018 and beyond, said Helen Waters, Meditech's executive vice president.

"For Meditech, the pivot is real: In 2017, we signed 92 healthcare organizations with 47 of the healthcare organizations representing new customers to the company," she said. "We are the only EHR vendor to offer a full-scale EHR designed specifically for the post-meaningful use era, and we are excited to showcase our latest innovations."

The Web EHR helps support team-based care and enable easier care coordination, company officials say. It allows for better physician-patient interaction and less "screen time." At the same time, it can helps accelerate care delivery and reduce physician burnout, according to Meditech. Portability across and devices, allowing it to be accessed in any care setting, is gravy.

The "next digital transformation of healthcare is underway," said Waters, and the company's Web Enterprise Health Record is expressly aimed at offering customers a cost-effective tool with more sophisticated clinical capabilities, easier integration across the care continuum, and a better experience for physicians and patients alike. That – and many other technologies – will be on display at Meditech booth #1360 in the Sands Expo.

At the booth, Meditech will showing its wares at work, with a series of demonstrations focused on population health, revenue cycle, care coordination, patient safety, physician experience and more. Physicians, nurses, CMIOs and other C-suite execs from clients who have adopted the Web EHR – Avera Health, Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Center, Steward Health and others – will be on hand to show how they use the technology in practice.

Specific use cases will include predictive surveillance for sepsis prevention, personalization of physician workflows, automated claims management, use of mobile apps for improved patient experience and more projects that can be tackled with help from its Meditech-as-a-Service platform.

In addition to all the news around its Web EHR, Meditech has recently announced some other important projects and partnerships (with more sure to come at HIMSS18). Earlier this month, for instance, it announced a new collaboration with pop health company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, through which it will integrate new data into the Web EHR, merging Meditech's enterprise clinical database with claims and other data (including information from other EHR vendors) from Arcadia.

And this past summer, it announced that it would start offering its interoperability capabilities to clients this year. As a partner with HL7's Argonaut Project, Meditech will be among the first CommonWell members to deploy its FHIR specifications to healthcare customers, including find and retrieve document resources.

In addition to all the action at its own booth, Meditech will be demonstrating those data exchange capabilities and others – including including its participation the Nationwide Care Transitions use case with Commonwell Health Alliance – at the HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase.

Meditech will be at Booth 1360. 

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