6.x Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange

Foxborough, MA
September 16th - 17th

This year's 6.x Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange was a huge success, and we thank you for being a part of it! Check out presentations from the event, now posted.

Join us for two days jam-packed with sessions highlighting our clinically sophisticated tools, customer successes, and our groundbreaking new platform. Whether you’re a CIO/CFO, physician, nurse, or analyst, there's something for everyone.

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    Wednesday, September 16th

    8 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

    8:45 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH

    9 a.m.

    MEDITECH's Vision and Strategy
    Hoda Sayed-Friel, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH

    10:15 a.m.


    10:45 a.m.

    Why 6.1: A Customer Panel
    No Presentation Available
    Moderator: Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Linn Weimer, Chief Strategic Information Officer, Adena Health System
    Adnan Hamid, Assistant CIO, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
    Steve O'Halloran, Community Hospital CIO, ​Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center​

    Ron ​Rutherford,​ Vice President and CIO, ​Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth

    12 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    1:15 p.m.

    Education Session 1

    2:30 p.m.

    Education Session 2

    3:30 p.m.

    Break and Gallery 

    4 p.m.

    Education Session 3

    5 p.m.

    Networking "Happy Hour"

    Thursday, September 17th

    8 a.m.


    8:30 a.m.

    Education Session 4

    9:30 a.m.

    The Buzz… Ask. Answer. Listen. Learn.
    Moderator: Kenneth Laliberte, Supervisor, Marketing, MEDITECH

    10:30 a.m.


    11 a.m.

    Education Session 5

    12 p.m.

    Closing Remarks
    Helen Waters, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MEDITECH

    12:30 p.m.



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    Education Sessions

    Education Session 1: 1:15 p.m.

    Migration Pathways…The Story Continues
    Lorraine Lennon, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    As our journey to 6.1 continues, we’re excited to provide you with an overview of the migration paths available to customers on all platforms. Join us as we discuss implementation methodologies, data conversion options, and keys to a successful migration.

    Transitions of Care: Imagine What You Can Do
    Karen Parker, RN, Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Meadville Medical Center
    Hear how a partnership between Meadville Medical Center and MEDITECH helped facilitate the needs of physicians, nurses and the organization to make a smooth transition from acute to long term care within the same facility.

    Driving Clinical and Financial Improvements with MEDITECH 6.07 and Data Analytics
    Ilan Fischler, MD, Medical Director of Clinical Informatics, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
    Linda Li, RN, Clinical Informatics Analyst, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
    Ontario Shores is successfully using data analytics and MEDITECH’s EHR to identify and assess problems, implement change, and evaluate and monitor adherence. Learn about the processes they’ve employed to systematically implement clinical practice guidelines, and get a look at monthly clinical dashboards that are pushed to physicians and clinical managers. Note: while the study focuses on patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, the implementation methodology extends to any diagnosis.

    Service Initiatives to Address Your Challenges
    Kara Curran, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Christine Regan
    , Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Leah DeGregorio, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jessica Miarecki, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jill Bernhard, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jordan Natale, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    MEDITECH has instituted several new 6.x service initiatives to address the challenges and needs collaboratively identified by your organizations and our Service team. Come learn about the programs we’ve developed, as well as our optimization efforts and initiative to streamline Priority Events. We’ll also share future initiatives and are eager to hear your feedback!

    Get Up Close and Personal with Oncology Management (LIVE Demonstration)
    No Presentation Available

    Robin Pizzi, Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    The 6.x Oncology Management solution enables a wide range of clinicians and staff members to manage the unique care requirements of oncology patients, who often require lengthy and frequent treatments at ambulatory and inpatient facilities. Here’s your chance to get an in-depth look at this new solution through a LIVE demonstration.

    Education Session 2: Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.

    Redefining Productivity with MEDITECH’s Web Ambulatory
    No Presentation Available

    Daniel Symes, Senior Supervisor, Marketing, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s Web Ambulatory product is a full-featured, touch-enabled physician practice management and EHR solution developed by and for physicians. The product’s inherent integration with all other components of MEDITECH’s EHR enables a single record, single bill approach to patient care across the continuum, presenting all of the tools necessary to operate a safe, efficient, and profitable practice. Our Web Ambulatory solution enables physicians and other caregivers to break barriers and provide more efficient patient care. Take a look for yourself!

    Adopting a New EHR through Education: One Hospital’s Journey
    Anushree Ahluwalia, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Education Manager, Union Hospital of Cecil County
    Danielle Potter, BBA, BSN, RN, IT Training Specialist/Systems Analyst, Union Hospital of Cecil County

    As just the second hospital to adopt MEDITECH 6.13, migrating from MAGIC 5.64, Union Hospital credits part of its success to the use of a specific training model for a medium-sized rural community hospital transitioning to a new EHR.This training model was the foundation to meeting the organization’s objective to transition to a new EHR without jeopardizing quality patient care. The model was essential to develop and validate clinician competency to use the new system. And, as an added bonus, the training program helped Union achieve the Excellence in Practice Award. Come and listen to their story!

    Perioperative Workflow Panel
    No Presentation Available

    Moderator: Leah DeGregorio, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Stephanie Lahr, MD, Medical Director for IT, Kootenai Health
    Stephen Cohen, MD, Director, Acute Care Surgery, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
    Karen McColl, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Meadows Regional Medical Center

    Engage with your peers as you delve into the challenges of managing pre- and post-operative workflow and explore tools available within MEDITECH’s EHR.

    Perinatal: Delivering a New Application
    Paul King, RN, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Get a sneak-peek at MEDITECH's plans for a new Perinatal Desktop and Flowsheet, which will enable the viewing of perinatal data, fetal monitoring, linking of documentation between mother and baby, milk management, and more!

    Keep Your Organization Financially Fit with Business and Clinical Analytics (LIVE Demonstration)
    Rachel Wilkes, Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Want to learn more about our Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) solution in 6.1? BCA is a web-based, business intelligence dashboard tool that enables organizations to visualize and use data to drive operational efficiency, maximize financial performance, and improve patient outcomes. The solution serves as a front end to our Data Repository, and will be delivered with standard content dashboard views. Check it out in action during a LIVE demonstration!

    Education Session 3: Wednesday, 4 p.m.

    Client Updates and System Takedown Best Practices
    No Presentation Available

    Michael Dobrev, Technical Training Specialist, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Do you tend to shy away from client updates or taking your system down for routine maintenance? While these tasks can seem overwhelming, they are also important. During this session, we’ll share some best practices for performing these processes and we’ll highlight the various resources available to you.

    Care Plan Documentation by the Interdisciplinary Care Team
    Amy Antonacci, Vice President, Patient Care Services, Alliance Community Hospital
    Attend this session where we’ll dive into the process of care planning and documentation and how to improve your current workflow. We’ll discuss challenges, review the Plans of Care view compared to using a worklist, and identify a plan to develop and build multidisciplinary plans of care.

    Clinical Workflow Roundtable Session
    No Presentation Available

    Moderator: Leah DeGregorio, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Stephanie Lahr, MD, Medical Director for IT, Kootenai Health
    Stephen Cohen, MD, Director, Acute Care Surgery, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
    Karen McColl, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Meadows Regional Medical Center

    Join us for an open discussion on the challenges facing the physician community.  We will concentrate on topics such as Managed Transfer and Workflow.

    Getting the Most from the Patient Portal
    Jim Hruby, Chief Information Officer, Parkview Medical Center
    Christine Regan, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Jennifer Sagerian, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    So, you’ve met Meaningful Use numbers...now what? Come find out what's new with MEDITECH’s Patient Portal and learn how to optimize this important product at your organization!    

    Move from Critical to Stable Condition with MEDITECH’s Critical Care Solution (LIVE Demonstration)
    No Presentation Available

    Timothy Zaifides, Senior Product Specialist, Marketing, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH has developed a clinically sophisticated critical care solution, as well as standard content, specifically designed to complement the unique workflows of critical care areas, such as the ICU, NICU, and CCU. At the heart of this solution is a Critical Care flowsheet, accessible directly from the Critical Care Desktop. Fully customizable, the flowsheet is customizable by location and can be further tailored by the clinician based upon the patient’s specific condition. Get a LIVE demonstration of this 6.1 solution and find out how it can benefit your organization.

    Education Session 4: Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

    Transitioning to MEDITECH 6.1 for Quality, Risk, and Survey Readiness
    Rebecca Wood, Senior IT Analyst, Adena Health System
    Adena Health System has successfully migrated the majority of their documentation from a non-integrated application into MEDITECH 6.15, where it is used by their Quality, Risk, Service Recovery, Accreditation, and Security departments. Learn how they use 6.15 for hospital-wide Quality Layered Audits to achieve and maintain a state of continued Survey Readiness.

    Interoperability Bingo: How MEDITECH is Playing
    John Valutkevich, Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Join us for an overview of MEDITECH’s interoperability initiatives, including our memberships in CommonWell and the Argonaut Group, as well as an update on our national exchange statistics and the MEDITECH Community Connect project. We’ll also take a peek into what interoperability requirements are slated for Meaningful Use Stage 3, how the HIE landscape is changing, and the strategy behind community connectivity for population health and value-based care.

    Unlocking Population Health Management with MEDITECH
    Christine Silva, Director, Strategy, MEDITECH
    As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, both providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. With MEDITECH’s EHR, organizations can make informed decisions and more effectively manage their patient populations. Come learn about the current tools MEDITECH has to offer and get insight into tools we’re working on for the future.

    Physician Networking Session: Documentation and Problem Management
    Jessica Miarecki, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Take part in this interactive networking session centered around challenges and successes with the Physician Documentation tool and Problem Management process. We invite you to share your strategies and experiences with the software to help facilitate the discussion.

    MEDITECH EHR Excellence Toolkit Program Featuring Quality & Outcomes-based Toolkits
    Janet Desroche, Senior Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Leo Cook, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    In alignment with the shift toward reimbursement based on value, quality and care coordination, we are launching a new EHR Excellence toolkit program. Our initial toolkit, CAUTI reduction (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection), is part of the Hospital-Acquired Condition program and addresses a high impact condition. We’ll show you where to access and how to use the toolkit components within your own organization to achieve excellent quality and operational outcomes.

    Rev Up Your Patient Accounting with MEDITECH’s 6.1 Revenue Cycle Solution (LIVE Demonstration)
    No Presentation Available

    Brianna Eisenhaure, Senior Supervisor, Marketing, MEDITECH
    The Revenue Cycle product helps your organization efficiently manage every aspect of patient accounting -- from generating bills to coordinating collection efforts for timely reimbursement. Designed with inherent flexibility, we support multi-entity accounting with centralized and decentralized billing, managed care requirements, automated charge capture, conflict checking, and denial management capabilities.

    Education Sessions 5: Thursday, 11 a.m.

    Achieving High Availability
    Mike Belkner, Associate Vice President, System Technology, MEDITECH
    The importance of maximizing EHR up time....Everybody talks about it, but some people are taking action. Come hear about some of the methods being deployed in the field to achieve high availability. Spoiler alert: Microsoft Clustering is happening!

    Looking Ahead to Meaningful Use in 2018
    Philip Alcaidinho, Senior Project Coordinator, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Jimmy Laycock, Senior Project Coordinator, Strategy, 
    No longer an incentive program, participation in the Meaningful Use program is a means of avoiding ever increasing financial penalties. Don’t miss this review of the latest CMS and ONC rulings. We’ll also explore what the streamlined definition of Meaningful Use in 2018 looks like, the steps to get there, and who is impacted most.

    Printing in a 6.x Environment
    Michael Dobrev, Technical Training Specialist, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Attend this session and get a better understanding of the 6.x printing process, including how to leverage the powerful, centralized print environment 6.x provides. Discussion topics include the three stages of the printing process, and how to fine tune your print environment to simplify things for both your IT staff and end users.

    Patient-Generated Health Data: Device Integration and Direct Monitoring
    Michael Lavoie, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Andres Rivera, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Get an inside look at our Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) capabilities. You’ll also hear from our Care Manager group as they discuss how PGHD functionality can be used to build a foundation for managed telehealth monitoring.

    Operate with MEDITECH’s Surgical Services Solution (LIVE Demonstration)
    No Presentation Available

    Adam Burgess, Senior Product Specialist, Marketing, MEDITECH
    We understand that time and efficiency are especially critical in the surgical suite. Our 6.1 Surgical Services solution streamlines the entire perioperative process, from scheduling to patient discharge. We provide your surgical staff with simple, intuitive tools to improve the quality of patient care and maximize revenues. Take a look during a LIVE demonstration!



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