2022 Clinical Informatics Symposium
Presentations and video recordings from MEDITECH’s Clinical Informatics Symposium are now posted.
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Thank you to everyone who attended MEDITECH's inaugural Clinical Informatics Symposium. We hope you walked away with tangible EHR strategies for elevating care. Here are some updates:
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Select video recordings for the main plenary sessions are now available and are linked to the icon next to each session. Presentation slides, if available, are linked to the session title. All presentations and video recordings are password-protected and a customer login is required for viewing. If you need help with your login, please contact your IT department.
Day 1 | Wednesday, June 15
Track Sessions - 1 p.m.
Kari Ollanketo, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
Mary St. Pierre, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
PrescribeIT is Canada’s answer to a nationwide e-Prescribing network. Join this session to learn how PrescribeIT’s features and functionality will be incorporated into the Expanse EHR. From transmitting new prescriptions electronically to pharmacies, to supporting inbound messages such as dispense notifications, renewal requests, and clinical communication, PrescribIT stands to streamline and improve communication between prescribers and retail pharmacies in many ways.
Improving Your Interoperability Strategy for the Future
Adam Blaha, Director, Client Services Interoperability, MEDITECH
We provide a high-level summary of current and upcoming interoperability solutions, showing how they can be included in your interoperability strategy to prepare for regulatory, clinical, and patient engagement successes.
Optimizing Updates and Avoiding Landmines
Matthew Salah, Director, Client Services Updates, MEDITECH
By taking updates to the MEDITECH EHR, your organization stays up-to-date with the newest fixes and enhancements to the products you use and remains compliant with ever-changing government regulations. Join us to learn how to have a streamlined update and to avoid the kinds of “landmines” that could negatively impact end-users, such as inefficiency, unwanted and unnecessary delays, and/or downtime during the update process.
Order Sets to Drive the Right Choices
Liz Zani, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECHJoin us for a walkthrough of key points and design decisions to be made when developing standardized order sets. We’ll examine each decision point to provide an understanding of how end user workflow can be impacted, and to help attendees make informed build decisions.
Track Sessions - 2 p.m.
Interoperability: Patient Summaries
Allie Marks, Regulatory Program Manager, Canadian Organizational Development, MEDITECH
Garry Miller, Technical Product Manager, Interoperability, MEDITECH
We’ll explore MEDITECH's response to Canadian interoperability initiatives, such as Ontario collaboration activities to conduct point-to-point CCD exchange, as well as an overview of the Federal Canadian Patient Summary (PS-CA) and Ontario Patient Summary (PS-ON) program.
Efficiencies in the Web
Stacey Kiely, Senior Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
Kimberly Fischer, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
Improving speed and efficiency within the EHR remains a top priority for MEDITECH. In this session, we’ll share recent and upcoming Development changes to improve performance in the Expanse chart, documentation, workload, and ordering routines. Additionally, we’ll review recent enhancements focused on increasing overall efficiency in these areas that enable clinicians to spend less time focused on the EHR and more time with their patients.
Improving the User Experience with Scanned Documents in Ambulatory Workflows
Deborah Harrigan, MD, MEDITECH Physician Champion, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Melissa Makuch, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
Nicole Carreiro, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
Join Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital’s Dr. Deborah Harrigan, as she shares how the organization optimized its scanning workflows, enabling a better categorization of scans for Ambulatory providers and an improved clinician experience. This session will also include an exploration of scanned document descriptions, chart locations, and retrieval performance with recommendations to optimize each of these areas. We will also discuss recent interface enhancements and future projects to further improve the user experience.
Expanse Labor and Delivery: The Solution Nurses Need to Welcome Their Newest Patients
Katherine Hayden, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
Life's most important transition of care occurs the moment a baby enters the world. With MEDITECH's Expanse Labor and Delivery solution, nurses can keep this milestone safe and seamless, from the start of labor through postpartum care.
Track Sessions - 3 p.m.
How are You Managing Your Manage Transfer?
Jonathan Hallman, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
Katie Maciel, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
Beth Mathews, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
We highlight key best practice builds for the Manage Transfer routine and discuss typical scenarios where it should be used. Attendees will walk away with key points to incorporate into their training, which will drive provider understanding and usage.
Expanse Oncology: Evolution of the Complete Outpatient Solution
Sandy Kerfien, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
Amanda McNamee, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
The Oncology suite has grown to support the diverse needs of all members of the care team. Learn how infusion visit workflows within Expanse Patient Care, along with more data being shared between the inpatient and outpatient environments, such as vital signs documentation, allows for a more consistent user experience. During this session, we’ll explore the intuitive web-based workflows ranging from cancer staging through survivorship that improve collaboration and communication.
Ambulatory Tips and Tricks
LIVE demonstration; no presentation available.
Mark Snowise, MD, CMIO, Berkshire Health Systems
Hear from Berkshire Health Systems CMIO Mark Snowise as he shares key functionality features within the MEDITECH Ambulatory solution and how those features have supported provider workflows and increased efficiency around the organization.
Day 2 | Thursday, June 16
Leah Farina, Vice President, MEDITECH
Optimizing Your MEDITECH Experience
Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
Patricia Pacewicz, MT (ASCP), Director, Client Services Canada, MEDITECH
Track Sessions - 1 p.m.
Leveraging Your EHR for Nursing Efficiency: Measuring the Impact with ROI Post-EHR Implementation
Emily Pacheco-Valente, RN, Product Manager, Nursing and Surgical Services, MEDITECH
Expanse Patient Care gives nurses and therapists the freedom and flexibility to choose the best device for the job, provides a unified user experience that is consistent across the care team, and gives time back to nurses and therapists so they can connect with their patients. This session features a recent video conversation with multiple organizations about Nursing Efficiency. This session provides 0.5 CEU credits upon completion of a survey.
Virtual Care: The Welcome Mat to Your Digital Front Door
Jessica Haller, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
MEDITECH’s Virtual Care solutions fill the need for telehealth visits by offering a robust suite of tools that can be used across the continuum of care to extend and reinforce the relationship between patients, their providers, and their healthcare organization. At the end of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of MEDITECH’s Virtual Care offerings and recently completed enhancements and will be able to see how telehealth can integrate seamlessly into existing provider workflows to provide higher patient satisfaction to consumers.
Patient Registries: A Powerful Tool in Proactive and Preventative Care
Charles McClure, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
The shift to outcomes-based medicine has put more emphasis on the importance of proactively managing your patient population. Patient registries (such as those for wellness, event-driven, and condition-specific) are powerful tools that engage patients in any stage of their healthcare journey. Learn how you can leverage this routine for everything from notifying patients of upcoming exams to ensuring your organization is on track with Clinical Quality Measures to maximize reimbursement.
Pharmacist Desktop: Optimizing the Edit Order Process
Caitlyn Mulligan, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
We will explore the Pharmacist Desktop and take a look at the Edit Order Process, with a focus on the "Load New Med Defaults" enhancement as well as "Transition screens."
Track Sessions - 2 p.m.
Ocean eReferral Integration
Michael Lavoie, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
MEDITECH is working with Ocean eReferral Network to develop a bi-directional, integrated solution, where community-sourced e-referrals will flow from Ocean into the Expanse Community-Wide Scheduling application queued as a booking request. This session will further explore how Ocean and Expanse will work together to streamline the e-referral processes, such as eliminating transcription error concerns and sharing provider credentials and patient demographics.
Regulatory Drives Data Exchange: 21st Century Cures Act & Electronic Case Reporting
Katherine Todesco, Regulatory Programs Analyst, MEDITECH
Stephanie Sousa, Regulatory Programs Analyst, MEDITECH
Christina Gutierrez, Regulatory Program Manager, MEDITECH
Join this session to learn about Electronic Case Reporting, USCDI, and ONC’s information blocking requirements in 2022 and beyond. We’ll also explore how MEDITECH’s solutions drive data exchange.
Care Compass: Understanding the Assignment
Kate Jenkins-Brown, Product Manager, Care Management, MEDITECH
The escalating costs and sub-optimal outcomes associated with chronic disease management continue to challenge healthcare systems worldwide. With Expanse Care Compass, MEDITECH has introduced a set of care management tools that not only aid in the management of chronic conditions but also help ambulatory practices strengthen patient-provider relationships. Attend this session to learn how practices can keep patients engaged between visits to ensure they are following treatment recommendations, attending wellness visits, and receiving appropriate screenings and immunizations. Explore the Expanse Care Compass Home Screen and discover how it promotes care manager efficiency, giving your staff the time to meaningfully engage with their patients.
Reducing C. diff with People, Process & Technology
No video recording available.
April Sanders, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Southern Ohio Medical Center
Kerri Riel Nash, Senior Project Manager, Clinical Excellence, Professional Services, MEDITECH
Jonathan Bashford, Consultant, Business Intelligence Data Engineering, Professional Services, MEDITECH
Evidence shows that C.diff incidence and spread can be prevented by appropriate testing, rapid identification, isolation of patients, and optimizing antibiotic prescribing practices. Come and learn how Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) partnered with MEDITECH to design and implement an advanced set of evidence-based EHR tools — including real-time surveillance monitoring and advanced clinical decision support (CDS). By leveraging BCA and working alongside the MEDITECH Professional Services expert team, SOMC was able to streamline workflows and realize improved C.diff outcomes.
Track Sessions - 3 p.m.
Physician Documentation: Improvements to Multiple-Contributor Functionality
Lucianna Polvere, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
Jamie Lambert, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
This session will provide information on the Multiple-Contributor enhancement available with Expanse 2.1.38+, 2.2.26+. This enhancement offers the care team more flexibility and consistent access to web documentation and allows for optimized collaboration to the top of each contributor’s credentialing in order to maximize reimbursement. This session is intended for current web users of MEDITECH’s Expanse or 6.15 platforms.
Starting a Precision Medicine Program in a Community Setting
Jennifer Ford, Product Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
We’ll hear from Frederick Health as they share feedback and advice on starting a Precision Medicine Program. The team will discuss the benefits, hurdles, and successes they’ve encountered along the way, as well as how they plan to leverage Expanse Genomics to further their initiatives in this area and across the Electronic Health Record.
Just the Facts: How to Create a Clinical Dragnet with Surveillance
Alana Commendatore, RN, Supervisor, Clinical Excellence & Physician Services, Professional Services, MEDITECH
Dan Seltzer, Senior Analyst, Clinical Excellence & Physician Services, Professional Services, MEDITECH
Larissa DeGregorio, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
Attend this session for a demonstration on the power of MEDITECH's Expanse Surveillance solution. We will show how organizations can identify key quality improvement topics specific to their own unique needs, and successfully build and deploy surveillance tools in order to drive quality improvement efforts.