Nurses and Patient Care

Smart and sophisticated tools for every care discipline, in every setting.

Nurses spend more time with the patient — and contribute more information to the patient record — than any other member of the care team. MEDITECH’s fully integrated enterprise health record guides you through your workflow with embedded conditional logic; standard, evidence-based templates; active surveillance; and more, ensuring the time you spend with patients is meaningful.

MEDITECH’s comprehensive tool set supports the care you provide, minute by minute, with the following:

  • Care Coordination
  • Care Quality
  • Patient Safety
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Care Specialties
  • Evidence-Based Documentation

Care Coordination

Over time, a nurse’s workflow has evolved. Now more than ever they’re on the go, responding to and caring for very complicated patients. Documenting one patient's information at a workstation prior to visiting another patient at the bedside simply isn't practical anymore. Mobility solves this problem. By bringing care to the bedside nurses can include patients in their own care and enhance their experience.

With MEDITECH Expanse, our nursing product is accessible over the web, enabling nurses to document care on a laptop, tablet, or even our point of care software. Nurses have the flexibility to use the device that best fits their workflow. Imagine using a tablet to show a patient an educational video about how to care for themselves when they go home. Mobility makes this possible.

Care Quality

MEDITECH's Surveillance solution supports nurses by using all the data collected on patient care to generate real-time actionable notifications when a patient's condition changes or they’re at risk of developing an infection. Surveillance not only increases quality care at the bedside, but shows decision makers and leaders what’s happening with their patients in real-time and keeps them updated on hospital acquired conditions and core measure documentation.

For more advanced data needs, use our Business and Clinical Analytics solution to analyze outcome patterns and trends. Generate interactive, flexible dashboards, and use advanced graphing and analytical capabilities to manipulate data on web-enabled mobile devices. These high level executive dashboards also allow you to track Meaningful Use clinical quality measures, core and menu objectives, and quality outcomes.

Patient Safety

Help make medication errors a thing of the past with Bedside Verification. Scan barcodes on patient wristbands and medication labels to verify all requirements of safe medication administration. Similarly, scan and verify blood products with information stored in a patient's Transfusion Administration Record (TAR) to meet all requirements of safe transfusion administration. Instantly review associated data captured in other care settings, such as lab results and diagnostic reports, to help with decision making and enhance patient safety.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

It’s all about teamwork, and today’s interdisciplinary care teams stay up to speed with our real-time Status Board and patient trackers. Need a reliable communication tool for handoffs? Want to know which patients are at risk for falls? One look at your Status Board tells you what you need to know.

No more searching through paper medical records—electronic records travel with you on your mobile device. Access patient charts and document interdisciplinary care wherever you want, whenever you want. Use interprovider messaging capabilities for efficient, real-time communication among colleagues.

Care Specialties

The Patient Care and Patient Safety solution is designed to meet the clinical documentation needs of all care specialties, including labor & delivery, CCU/ICU, pediatrics, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term acute care, home care, behavioral health, wound care, dialysis, and more.

The embedded Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) will drive your care plans for post-acute care at any facility type, including swing bed locations. Quickly and easily complete the RAI, trigger corresponding care area assessments (CAAs), and add appropriate problems to the plan of care. Our solution also calculates activities of daily living (ADL) scores, determines Resource Utilization Group (RUG) categories, and shares all relevant Minimum Data Set (MDS) data with patient accounts.

Coordinate care across all your specialties, with content and workflows designed around their unique needs.

Evidence-Based Documentation

Create documentation templates that meet your specific needs. We deliver hundreds of evidence-based, standard templates, but if you don’t find exactly what you need, you can create it—no programming knowledge required.

Direct caregivers to the next logical step in patient care with embedded conditional logic. Attach protocols to care plans and assessments to ensure clinicians follow standard policies and procedures. And, use flowsheets and graphing functionality to track and trend patient progress.