2017 Physician and CIO Forum

Foxborough, MA | October 18th - 19th

Everyone is affected by healthcare in their own personal way. Our Physician and CIO Forum proved just that. Explore presentations and videos from the event to learn how. 

We all have a personal stake in healthcare, and it’s going to take a serious team effort to transform our industry. Learn more in our event recap.

This year's Physician and CIO Forum was an astounding success! The excitement of our Web EHR and how it helps improve your productivity spurned over 30 education sessions and encouraged customers to share their stories and strategies.

Thank you to all of our speakers, including our keynotes, Dr. Dave Williams and Tomi Ogundimu, for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their inspirational stories.

And, most importantly, thank you to our attendees — our customers — who are the reason we strive to create solutions to transform the way care is delivered.

Relive the forum by reviewing presentations and videos in both the Agenda and Education Sessions tabs. 

Are you a MEDITECH user with a personal healthcare story? Contact us and become part of One MEDITECH Circle. We represent the collective power of our MEDITECH community — customers, employees, and industry thought leaders — and we possess a veritable wealth of knowledge and insight that has the power to drive real change. Join the movement.  

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  • Agenda

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    Wednesday, October 18th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration

    9 a.m.

      Opening Remarks (Joanne Wood Auditorium)  
    Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MEDITECH
    Joel Benware, Chief Information, Innovation, and Compliance Officer, Northwestern Medical Center
    Jennifer McKay, MD, MS, Medical Information Officer, Avera Health

    9:30 a.m.

    Keynote: Making the Impossible Possible: Technology Transforming Care (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Dave Williams, MD, OC, OOnt, MSc, CM, FCFP, FRCP, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), Retired CEO and President, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Astronaut and Aquanaut
    Never has the rate of change in clinical care been as dramatic as the past fifty years. Through the evolution of computers and informatics technology, the human genome has been mapped, a feat that was once considered impossible. As is the case in human spaceflight, the desire to push the envelope has driven the development of novel technologies in health care. In many cases, the application of space technology to clinical practice has transformed the way in which care is delivered, with many interventions such as surgical robotics and physiologic monitoring based on the terrestrial application of space technology. As we look to the future, the next great transformation in care delivery will be empowered through informatics solutions. These solutions not only enhance care delivery on Earth, they may also support future missions beyond Earth’s orbit. This talk will explore the application of sophisticated informatics solutions to healthcare and illustrate how the unique requirements of both spaceflight and healthcare will drive the evolution of next generation solutions.
     

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Education Session 1
    See Education Sessions tab for details.

    12:15 p.m.

    Lunch and Vendor Gallery (Hypatia Ballroom)

    1:45 p.m.

    Education Session 2
    See Education Sessions tab for details.

    2:45 p.m.

    Break

    3 p.m.

    Education Session 3
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    4 p.m.

    Cocktail Reception (Hypatia Ballroom)

    6 p.m.

    Customer Reception at Bar Louie in Patriot Place 
    Hosted by Forward Advantage, CloudWave, and Navin, Haffty & Associates

    Thursday, October 19th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.

    Opening Remarks (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Joel Benware, Chief Information, Innovation, and Compliance Officer, Northwestern Medical Center
    Jennifer McKay, MD, MS, Medical Information Officer, Avera Health

    8:45 a.m.

     Keynote: Interaction, Insight, and Inspiration  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Hoda Sayed-Friel, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH

    9:45 a.m.

      Keynote: The Role of Community Partnerships to Advance Population Health Management (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Tomi Ogundimu, Practice Manager, Population Health, Advisory Board
    Population health leaders know that health care delivery is incomplete without addressing the social determinants of health. But care teams need help with addressing patients' social needs on top of their complex clinical needs. To this end, providers should partner with community-based organizations that are already providing non-clinical support, in order to scale patient management beyond traditional care settings. 

    During this session, we’ll cover the case for collaboration with community partners, options for engagement based on resource intensity and target population, and methods for scaling efforts to achieve sustainability.

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Education Session 4
    See Education Sessions tab for details.

    12 p.m.

     Market Update (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MEDITECH

    12:30 p.m.

    Lunch (Hypatia Ballroom)

    1:30 p.m.

    Education Session 5
    See Education Sessions tab for details.

    2:30 p.m.

    Break

    2:45 p.m.

    Education Session 6
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  • Keynote

    Making the Impossible Possible: Technology Transforming Care
    Dave Williams, MD, OC, OOnt, MSc, CM, FCFP, FRCP, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), CEO and President, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Astronaut and Aquanaut

    Canadian astronaut and physician Dr. Dave Williams is the President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, where he brings an innovative and unique perspective on how to improve the overall patient experience. Applying processes learned through his time at NASA, he believes strongly that the development and marketing of commercialized, innovative solutions—whether it be process solutions, software development, or medical device creation—is the key to redefining the healthcare sector and enhancing our economy.

    Recently, Southlake announced a first-of-its-kind eHealth partnership with two other Ontario hospitals to integrate their Health Information System (HIS) and accelerate the adoption of MEDITECH's 6.1 Web EHR across the organizations. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Dr. Williams is also a member of the College of Physicians of Ontario as well as the Ontario Medical Association. 

    Dr. Williams joined the Canadian Space Agency in 1992 and made two flights on the space shuttles Columbia in 1998 and Endeavour in 2007. Having also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory, he became Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut. In June 2012 Williams was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. 

    Learn more about Dr. Williams’s expansive medical background and astronaut history on the Southlake and National Speakers Bureau webpages.

    Session information coming soon.

     The Role of Community Partnerships to Advance Population Health Management
    Tomi Ogundimu, Practice Manager, Population Health, Advisory Board

    Tomi Ogundimu is the practice manager of population health for the Advisory Board. In this capacity, she works with population health and care transformation leaders on a wide range of projects, including developing an integrated care management model, measuring the ROI of their interventions, care delivery innovation, post-acute care network development, and patient engagement.

    Ms. Ogundimu understands that in order to implement successful population health strategies, an organization needs a team with three things: diversity in healthcare experience, skills outside of healthcare, and ability to get things done without leaning solely on tech executives. Her session will take all that into account as she discusses the role of community partnerships to advance population health management.

     

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  • Education Sessions

     Education Session registration is now open! (Note: Education Session registration does not sign you up for the forum itself. Please select the orange Register Today! button to do so.)

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    We're excited to offer multiple tracks of focus for our Education Sessions. Look for the following icons for sessions geared specifically to you, though we fully encourage you to attend any session you wish.

    = CIO 
    = Physician 
    = Population Health

    Session 1 | Wednesday, October 18th, 11 a.m.

       Exceptional Care Takes Exceptional Technology (Babbage West)
    Joel Benware, Chief Information, Innovation and Compliance Officer, Northwestern Medical Center
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager, Organizational Informatics, Northwestern Medical Center

    Hear about Northwestern Medical Center’s journey to the Web EHR, including transition milestones, approaches, and tools. Get an early adopter’s perspective as they share wins and challenges from their recent go-LIVE with Web Acute and Web ED.

      Ransomware Prevention and Response: An Interactive Panel Discussion (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Moderator
    Justin Armstrong, Security Analyst, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Panelists
    Ryan Mountjoy, Chief Technology Officer, Adena Health System
    Ari Entin, CIO, Natividad Medical Center
    Timothy Russell, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

    Unfortunately, ransomware is becoming more prevalent in today’s technology. Your inbox contains emails from vendors selling their solution to the ransomware problem, but can ransomware truly be prevented? What steps should you take now to ensure a smooth recovery if the unthinkable does happen? Join Ryan Mountjoy, Ari Entin, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Russell for an interactive panel discussion on this hot industry topic.

      Patient Registries in Action (Babbage East)
    Moderator
    Carol Labadini, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Panelists
    David Travis, DO, FACC, Cardiologist, Grand View Health
    Suzann Szewczak, DO, Family Medicine, Grand View Health

    Patient registries make it easy for you to monitor your patient populations in a variety of ways from a single, centralized routine—using data that is already available in your MEDITECH system. Join Dr. Szewczak and Dr. Travis as they demonstrate how this routine can be used to track groups of patients—large and small—for everything from annual physicals and wellness checks to disease and medication management.

     VTE Prophylaxis in Medical Inpatients: Clinical Assessment, Documentation, and Actions (Bartik)
    Brian Blaufeux, MD, CMIO, Northern Westchester Hospital, Northwell Health
    Follow Northern Westchester Hospital’s journey toward improving inpatient VTE prophylaxis using provider documentation and leveraging Client/Server 5.6 functionality. Learn how the combination of working on electronic Clinical Quality Measures and utilizing their two-year-old Anticoagulation Collaborative led to more accurate documentation and decision-making.

    The Physician Experience (Chomsky)
    LIVE demonstration. No presentation available.
    Amanda Finley, DO, CMIO, Magnolia Regional Health Center
    See how MEDITECH's web-based navigation improves provider efficiency and patient safety, while driving quality outcomes through inherent population management tools.

    Session 2 | Wednesday, October 18th, 1:45 p.m.

     Data Exploration and Analysis: A 6.1 BCA Implementation Journey (Chomsky)
    Christian Albarracin, Vice President, Business Intelligence, Magnolia Regional Health Center
    Christian Albarracin discusses the implementation and adoption strategies his organization used to implement MEDITECH’s Business and Clinical Analytics solution. He’ll review current dashboards and discuss how they allow end users to explore and analyze clinical, financial, and quality data. We'll also preview our future direction for dashboards and data sets that are being co-developed by Magnolia Regional Health Center and MEDITECH.

     6.0 to 6.16 Pathway: Are You Prepared? (Cray)
    Jessica Miarecki, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    We’re taking you on a journey from 6.0 to 6.16, highlighting strategies for a successful implementation, including project management and technical considerations. We’ll discuss the important role your Physician Advisory Committee and governance structure plays along the way, while also highlighting our new Revenue Cycle, Web Acute, and Web ED solutions.

     Technical Town Hall: Q&A with MEDITECH Executives (Bartik)
    No presentation available.
    Chris Anschuetz, Senior Vice President, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Mike Belkner, Associate Vice President, System Technology, MEDITECH

    Sit down with our System Technology group for an open format Q&A. After you register for this session, you'll receive instructions for submitting your system technology-related questions, which will be used to generate discussion.

       The Journey from MAGIC to 6.1 (Babbage West)
    Karen Sheehan CIO, Swedish Covenant Hospital
    Bruce McNulty, MD, CMO, Swedish Covenant Hospital

    Karen Sheehan and Dr. Bruce McNulty from Swedish Covenant hospital share their MAGIC to 6.1 journey, including why they chose to migrate and their implementation story. They’ll also touch upon the new functionality they’re excited about and lessons learned along the way.

     Heart Score and Heart Pathway Project (Babbage East)
    Peter Smulowitz, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Alana Commendatore, RN, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Laurence Spector, MD, MEDITECH Physician Informaticist, ED Physician, Steward Health

    The HEART Pathway was designed to help ED physicians determine if patients presenting with chest pain are eligible for discharge, without the need for additional cardiac testing or monitoring. Dr. Peter Smulowitz will present his recently published study on the implementation and impact of the HEART Pathway at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a demonstration of MEDITECH's plans for the integration of the HEART Pathway into standard ED Workflow.

       Rolling Out Web Ambulatory: Reflections and Lessons Learned from Kalispell (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    John Tollerson, DO, CMIO, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
    Melanie Swenson, Director, IT, Kalispell Regional Healthcare 

    Join Dr. John Tollerson and Melanie Swenson from Kalispell Regional Healthcare as they share their experiences from their Web Ambulatory implementation. You’ll hear about challenges faced and lessons learned, as well as the technical decisions and design tips that helped them to roll out the solution to their clinics. Come prepared with your own questions, so they can help you on your journey.

    Session 3 | Wednesday, October 18th, 3 p.m.

     Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Power of Simple. The Value of Surveillance. (Bartik)
    Jon Martell, MD, CMIO, Hilo Medical Center
    Alysha Metcalf, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Hear from Dr. Jon Martell, CMIO of Hilo Medical Center, on his organization's successes with improving antibiotic prescribing practices through the use of order sets and embedded clinical decision support rules. You’ll also dive into MEDITECH's 6.1 Surveillance solution and learn how it integrates with physician workflow to drive antimicrobial stewardship.

    The Power of Rules: MEDITECH's New Rules Database (Chomsky)
    Stephen Loureiro, Project Manager, EHR Optimization, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Bryan Bagdasian, MD, Physician Informaticist, MEDITECH

    MEDITECH's new Rules Database is a central repository of approved rules for common healthcare processes, and provides customizable mechanisms capable of optimizing workflows and improving outcomes. During this session, you’ll explore the tool, review our content development methodology, and discuss how rules improve care while saving time and money. Learn how rules can help your organization incorporate pre-built, commonly used algorithms to reach optimal efficiency and enhance system functionality.

    What MACRA Means to You in 2018 (Babbage East)
    Corinne Proctor Boudreau, Senior Marketing Solutions Manager, Marketing, MEDITECH
    Catherine Campbell, Senior Analyst, EHR Policy, Quality Reporting, Strategy, MEDITECH

    MACRA is coming and MEDITECH can prepare you for it. Come hear a review of the proposed changes and latest updates for 2018, along with a review of the tools and support strategy MEDITECH provides to help you address MACRA legislation requirements.

      Putting Interoperability into Practice: Practical Solutions that Don’t Disrupt Workflow (Babbage West)
    Gerald Greeley, CIO, Signature Healthcare
    Jeannette Currie, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton

    As the healthcare industry continues its march toward full interoperability, many organizations need practical, reliable solutions they can implement right now. Signature Healthcare CIO Gerald Greeley shares how his organization created a secure portal from their EHR to another organization’s EHR, providing real-time access to clinical data at the point of care. You’ll see how this endeavor has positively impacted safety, efficiency, quality, and provider satisfaction through the use of secure links embedded directly into clinical workflows.

      Keys to a Successful 6.1 Implementation: Physician Adoption (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Mark Brookman, CIO, Commonwealth Health Corporation
    Aneisha Crossbourne, MD, The Medical Center at Bowling Green
    William Moss, MD, The Medical Center at Bowling Green
    Jeffery Nemec, MD, FACOG, The Medical Center at Bowling Green

    In 2015, The Medical Center at Bowling Green signed on to implement MEDITECH 6.1. Hear from the organization’s CIO and physicians as they share the project overview, how physicians took on a critical role in the implementation, and how they facilitated successful adoption of the system.

    Session 4 | Thursday, October 19th, 11 a.m.

    Addressing Social Determinants: Factors that Negatively Affect Health (Bartik)
    No presentation available.
    Moderator 
    Kenneth Laliberte, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH
    Panelists
    Lesly Starling, BA, BSN, RN, Outpatient Program Development, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
    Deborah Harrigan, MD, Frisbie Memorial Hospital

    Explore the ways organizations are moving outside the traditional walls of the hospital to address social health determinants and take a more holistic view of care.

     RESTful API Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies (Babbage East) 
    Niraj Chaudhry, Manager, Advanced Technology, MEDITECH
    REST APIs have become a standard way for client applications to interact with web-based systems. Attend this session and discover the RESTful API infrastructure created by MEDITECH and learn about some of the use cases developed using this infrastructure.

     Provider Dependencies for Successful Go-LIVE with 6.1 (Joanne Wood Auditorium)  
    Andrew Burchett, DO, CMO, Avera Medical Group, Avera Health
    On November 1st, Avera Health will go LIVE with their largest non-brick and mortar project in its history with the launching of MEDITECH 6.16. Knowing the impact a project of this scope can have on provider productivity, Avera has done its homework to ensure implementation success. Join Dr. Andrew Burchett as he shares lessons learned, clinical wins, and dependencies for successful of 6.16 go-LIVE.

    Artificial Intelligence (Cray)
    Rebecca Lancaster, Senior Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Steve Jones, MD, MEDITECH Lead Informaticist, Exeter Hospital
    Learn about the types of Artificial Intelligence technology MEDITECH is researching, including exploration of virtual assistant and virtual scribe use cases.

      Web ED Goes LIVE! (Babbage West)
    Louis Dandurand, MD, Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Medical Center
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager, Organizational Informatics, Northwestern Medical Center
     
    Northwestern Vermont Medical Center served as an early adopter for MEDITECH’s 6.16 Web ED solution. Join Dr. Louis Dandurand and Jodi Frei as they share their implementation story, highlighting lessons learned and key strategies to a successful rollout. 

    Care to Share?: Implement OpenNotes to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Care (Backus)
    Sigall Bell, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Kim Jundt, MD, CMIO, Avera Health

    Corinne Proctor Boudreau, Senior Marketing Solutions Manager, Marketing, MEDITECH
    M
    aureen Williams, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH
    Providers spend much of their day documenting their patient encounters. Why not turn those documents into a tool for change to engage and empower your patients, increase patient satisfaction, strengthen trust, and improve outcomes? OpenNotes is the international movement dedicated to making healthcare more open and transparent by urging doctors, nurses, therapists, and others to share their visit notes with patients. Learn more about the movement from Dr. Sigall Bell, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She leads the OpenNotes Patient Safety Initiative, a multi-site study examining the relationship between OpenNotes and safety outcomes. Listen as Dr. Jundt shares his experience in rolling out OpenNotes, and relates his experience in improving patient-provider relationships. 

     Carving Behavioral Health Back Into Healthcare (Chomsky)
    Moderator
    Carol Labadini, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Panelists
    Kristin Laberis, Operations Coordinator, Service Lines, Avera Health
    Matt Stanley, DO, Clinical Vice President, Behavioral Health Service Line, Avera Health

    Avera Health describes how they implemented their Zero Suicide Initiative framework not only for suicide prevention but also for bringing behavioral health back into healthcare. This framework is helping the organization deliver more responsive, convenient, and personalized patient care while avoiding high acuity/ high cost emergency visits and associated admissions.

    Session 5 | Thursday, October 19th, 1:30 p.m.

    Journey to a 6.16 Implementation Project (for current MAGIC and Client/Server customers) (Babbage East)
    Lara Ronca, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Christopher Fuller, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    MEDITECH continues to support migrating our existing MAGIC and Client/Server customers to 6.16. This session will highlight the project process and what you need for a successful implementation. We will share support plans, implementation methodologies, and lessons learned.

    Exploring New Revenue Streams to Succeed in a Value-based Healthcare Model (Bartik)
    Kenneth Laliberte, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH
    CPT 99490 is a reimbursement program pertaining to Medicare fee-for-service patients that incentivizes the delivery of chronic care management services. During this session, we’ll review the requirements organizations need to meet to receive reimbursement and how MEDITECH’s registries can help you achieve this revenue opportunity.

      Moving to the Cloud: How a SaaS EHR Model Aligns with the Technical and Operational Thinking of the Modern CIO (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Jeffrey Lockhart, Director, Regional Sales, MEDITECH
    Stephen McNeil, Manager, System Technology, MEDITECH

    As EHR systems continue to expand into every last corner of the hospital and health system, ease of ownership, deployment, resource allocation, and security are increasingly "top of mind" for today's CIO. Learn how MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS) can provide a sole-source, subscription-based, efficiently implemented cloud solution to the smaller, rural hospital market.

    Interoperability Initiatives: Breaking Down Barriers (Chomsky)
    Joe Wall, Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Learn about how our involvement in interoperability initiatives ensure physicians and patients have safe and secure access to important clinical information when and how they want it. Hear how our participation in the CommonWell Health Alliance will help our customers' achieve the goal of exchanging patient data nationwide, improving patient care and patient safety.  We'll also discuss our leadership involvement with the Argonaut Project and how FHIR technology/standards will open up MEDITECH's platform to power modern mobile applications.

     MEDITECH’s Anesthesia Interface with Spectrum Medical: Early Adopter Experience (Cray)
    Rick Osborne, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Commonwealth Health Corporation
    Christine Silva, Director, Strategy, MEDITECH

    Join us as we explore how MEDITECH and Spectrum Medical have collaborated to provide a robust Anesthesia Integration suite, by sharing key pieces of critical patient information between the MEDITECH 6.1 EHR and Spectrum Medical’s Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS). We’ll hear from Rick Osborne of early adopter Commonwealth Health Corporation, as he shares how the new integration suite is working for the organization. Rick will review the implementation process, go-LIVE, and their overall experience. We’ll also discuss the current and future state of the integration suite. 

       Increasing Efficiency by Reducing Cognitive Load (Babbage West)
    Rebecca Lancaster, Senior Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Steve Jones, MD, MEDITECH Lead Informaticist, Exeter Hospital
    Listen as Rebecca Lancaster and Dr. Steve Jones highlight areas of MEDITECH’s new Web EHR designed to provide improved cognitive value. Learn how improved decision making and a reduction in physician burnout can be achieved through the use of flatter screens and pushing information relevant to the patient’s story.

    Session 6 | Thursday, October 19th, 2:45 p.m.

     How Does Knowing Your Infrastructure Get You to 6.16 (Babbage East)
    Chris Bokis, Director, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Understanding your hardware infrastructure is vital to the success of a web-based EHR. Hear about our new web connectivity solution introduced in 6.15 and 6.16 and learn the hardware required for a successful jump to 6.16. We’ll also discuss some of the new and exciting technologies we’re introducing to our customers.  

     Web Nursing Point-of-Care (Cray)
    Craig Trumm, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Susanne Durning, Senior Project Coordinator, Strategy, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s new Web Point‐of‐Care solution complements the mobile capabilities of our Patient Care System by enabling clinicians to conveniently review patient lists and document care from smartphones using modern web browsers. Explore how nurses, LPNs, aides, and other care providers can use this new functionality to perform such tasks as bedside verification and care intervention documentation.

      Alert Fatigue, Tracking, and Refinement (Babbage West)
    Alysha Metcalf, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kang Hsu, MD, Physician Champion, St. Joseph Hospital
    Discover the connection between clinical decision support alert fatigue, EHR physician satisfaction, and system effectiveness. Explore some of the reporting tools available in our 6.x platform that will help you monitor alert fatigue and make adjustments to alert effectiveness.

       Effective Approaches to Physician Governance During an Integrated MEDITECH EHR Implementation (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    K. Nadeem Ahmed, MD, Lead Physician Consultant, MEDITECH
    Joy Chesnut, MD, Director of Care Connection Services, Development Consultant, Marietta Memorial Health System, MEDITECH

    Implementing an EHR that involves acute, ambulatory, and other venues of care can be challenging. We’ll explore the requirements for combined workgroups, governance, and decision making by physician leaders to help ease the process. We’ll also discuss lessons learned, effective strategies, MEDITECH-authored useful tools, and our Clinical Leadership Preparedness Program (CLPP).

    Population Health and Value-Based Care Initiatives (Chomsky)
    Timothy Hardy, Product Manager, Population Health, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Explore the ways MEDITECH supports organizations during the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care population health management via various alternative payment models, based on concepts put forth by MACRA.

    Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (Bartik)
    Moderator
    Rebecca Lancaster, Senior Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Panelists
    Steve Jones, MD, MEDITECH Lead Informaticist, Exeter Hospital
    Laurence Spector, MD, MEDITECH Physician Informaticist, ED Physician, Steward Health
    The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, significantly revises the Medicare payment system for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. Listen as Dr. Spector and Dr. Jones discuss its impact on physician workflow and guide you through our Web ED and Web Ambulatory products.

     

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  • Vendors

    Special thanks to all our vendors! Be sure to stop by their tables at the event.

    Acmeware logo

    Acmeware assists clients in realizing the maximum benefit from their MEDITECH Data Repository (DR) by providing professional services such as 6.1 report conversion, training, custom report development, and DR maintenance and support. Additionally, our OneView application provides comprehensive reporting, validation and data submission for CMS and The Joint Commission quality programs. 

    ACA MediHealth logo

    ACS MediHealth is a MEDITECH-preferred integrator who provides hardware, software, and professional services to our clients, ensuring expectations are met on the customer’s budget and timeframes. ACS has worked with MEDITECH clients for over 20 years in Home Health/Hospice, Long Term Care, Ambulatory, and Acute Care environments, ranging from 25-bed critical access hospitals to large IDNs.

    CloudWave logo

    CloudWave provides hybrid cloud solutions to empower healthcare. In addition to providing on-premises private cloud solutions, CloudWave delivers OpSus Cloud services and Technical Consulting services designed to help hospitals achieve operational sustainability.

    DrFirst logo

    DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of ePrescribing and medication management solutions, enables stakeholders across the healthcare industry to intelligently utilize comprehensive real-time data and connectivity to increase their patient safety ratings, efficiency and profitability. Today, over 170,000 healthcare professionals and over 60% of Electronic Health Record vendors, depend on DrFirst’s innovative software solutions to improve clinical workflows, expedite secure collaboration across a patient’s care team and drive better health outcomes. The company’s integrated technologies include its award-winning electronic prescribing platform, the most comprehensive medication history available, clinically specialized secure messaging, as well as patient medication adherence monitoring and benefits checking. In addition, DrFirst was the first to offer e-Prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS), and is considered the industry standard for providers nationwide.

    First Databank logo

    First Databank (FDB) is the leading provider of drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions at the point of care. With thousands of customers worldwide and more than three decades of experience, FDB enables our MEDITECH partners deliver effective solutions that help improve patient safety, quality, and healthcare outcomes.

     

    Forward Advantage logo

    As a MEDITECH partner for nearly 20 years, we understand that enabling technologies to rapidly access and efficiently exchange information is critical to providing quality patient care. We listen to our customers and have extended our core capabilities with mobile solutions that allow care team members and patients to share information. Our solutions include automated information routing, identity and access management, secure messaging, and many other solutions that optimize MEDITECH to improve physician productivity and technology adoption.

    Intelligent Medical Objects logo

    MEDITECH has partnered with Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. (IMO®) to increase documentation efficiency in your EHR system with the IMO 2.0 Enhanced Terminology Platform (ETP). Support ICD-10 compliance, streamline workflow, and provide the most up-to-date dictionaries within any platform through 2.0 ETP. Get more for your time with IMO. www.e-imo.com.

    Medisolv logo

    Medisolv offers quality reporting and management software that assists eligible hospitals and clinicians in addressing their electronic and abstracted measure needs. Our award-winning software provides you near-real time data with the ability to drill down to patient and provider-level details. Report to the CMS IQR and MIPS programs with ease.

    National Decision Support Company logo

    National Decision Support Company (NDSC) bring years of experience in EMR data and solution management to create a new approach to decision support. The company’s CareSelect™ Platform represents a single, scalable solution to power your enterprise-wide clinical decision support programs including Imaging, Lab, Pharmacy, and Blood Management. CareSelect™ Imaging, the company’s PAMA-compliant imaging solution, delivers clinical guidelines for adult and pediatric directly into Meditech ordering workflows. Guidelines are sourced from leading medical specialty societies including the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network to ensure clinical coverage for all diagnostic imaging.

    Nuance logo

    Nuance and MEDITECH have partnered for 15+ years to deliver a comprehensive suite of solutions focused on simplifying how clinicians create high quality documentation in the MEDITECH EHR. Visit our table and see why more than 300 healthcare organizations and 15,000 clinicians that use MEDITECH also use Nuance. Learn about our current initiatives with MEDITECH and solutions including: Dragon Medical One, Dragon Medical Advisor, CDI, Coding and Quality.

    Spectrum Medical logo

    Spectrum Medical supplies Anesthesia and Perfusion Management Solutions specifically designed and configured for the clinical specialty. Spectrum Medical’s solutions include Electronic Medical Record systems, comprehensive Medical Device Connectivity, and Telemedicine capabilities that are designed to complement the MEDITECH Hospital Management System.

    With offices in Fort Mill, South Carolina and in Cheltenham, England, Spectrum Medical has grown rapidly over the past 10 years by listening to its customers. Spectrum Medical partners with its customers to provide complete solutions that include software, hardware, implementation, and training. These solutions are intuitive, easy to use, and configurable by the clinician with little or no downtime.

    Zynx Health logo

    Zynx Health™ is the pioneer and market leader in experience- and evidence-based clinical improvement, providing care guidance to enhance quality, improve care coordination, and decrease variation across an individual’s health journey. As a MEDITECH partner since 2004, with multiple integrated solutions, we continually work to optimize our products for an enhanced MEDITECH experience.ZynxInside™ provides an exclusive MEDITECH 6.1 integration of focused evidence-based content, including order sets and plans of care that span multiple disciplines and are optimized for MEDITECH use. Fully vetted by practicing physicians/clinicians, this embedded content helps to reduce time required by the client to build and gain consensus which expedites the CPOE go-LIVE. All ZynxInside clients are assigned a dedicated Zynx Health™ project team that uses proven best practices and processes to guide implementation.

     

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