2022 Clinical Informatics Symposium

Virtual
June 15th - 16th

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MEDITECH’s Clinical Informatics Symposium is a virtual event designed to give clinicians and IT professionals tangible EHR strategies for elevating care. Join our collaborative community to learn and share ideas about the issues you face in your day-to-day work. 

Let’s accelerate our progress by optimizing the tools we already have and learning from each other’s experiences. Together, we can go further than we ever could alone.   

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    Agenda

    Day 1 | Wednesday, June 15

    11 a.m.

    Welcome Address
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Development Roadmap
    Rebecca Lancaster, CPM, Senior Manager, Product Management, MEDITECH

     

    12 p.m.

    Break

    1 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Canadian
    PrescribeIT

    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.

    Education
    Interoperability

    Adam Blaha, Director, Client Services Interoperability, MEDITECH
    Session description coming soon.

    Optimization
    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.

    Optimization
    Templates and Order Sets to Drive the Right Choices

    Liz Zani, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Session description coming soon.

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Canadian
    Interoperability: Patient Summaries and Traverse Bridge

    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.

    Education
    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.

    Optimization
    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. 

    Optimization
    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.

    2:45 p.m.

    Break

    3 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Canadian
    Manage Transfer

    Jonathan Hallman, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Katie Maciel, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Beth Mathews, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Session description coming soon.

    Education
    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.

    Optimization
    Ambulatory Tips and Tricks

    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.

    Optimization
    ED Tips and Tricks

    Omer Moin, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine, Lawrence General Hospital
    Session description coming soon.

    Day 2 | Thursday, June 16

    11 a.m.

    Welcome Address

    11:15 a.m.

    Optimizing Your MEDITECH Experience
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
    Patricia Pacewicz, MT (ASCP), Director, Client Services Canada, MEDITECH

    12 p.m.

    Break

    1 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Education
    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.

    Education
    Virtual Care: The Welcome Mat to Your Digital Front Door  

    Jessica Haller, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITCH’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.

    Optimization
    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. 

    Optimization
    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."

    1:45 p.m.

    Break

    2 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Canadian
    Ocean eReferral Integration

    Alex Coulson, Project Manager, Ontario eServices Program, Acute Care Support, HIS Integrations, The eHealth Centre of Excellence
    Evan Harris, Manager, Integrations, The eHealth Centre of Excellence

    Michael Lavoie, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Tara Duhamel, Lead Software Designer, 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.                          

    Education
    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. 

    Optimization
    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.

    Optimization
    MEDITECH Professional Services

    Session description coming soon.

    2:45 p.m.

    Break

    3 p.m.

    Track Sessions

    Education
    Physician Documentation: Improvements to Multiple-Contributor Functionality

    Lucianna Polvere, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jamie Lambert, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Across the ambulatory, ED, and acute care settings it’s common to have multiple clinicians contributing to each document. Based on research and feedback, improvements have been incorporated into Expanse, allowing for more seamless collaboration between clinicians - such as a new un-signing process reducing the need for addenda and the ability to add/remove/edit contributors and cosigners directly within a document.

    Education
    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.

    Optimization
    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.

     

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