Nurse and Home Care Forum 2016

Foxborough, MA
June 15th - 17th

A heartfelt thank you to all who attended and made this year's Nurse and Home Care Forum a great success! Presentations are now posted.

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  • Pre-Conference Sessions


    Wednesday, June 15th

    12 p.m.

    Registration and Lunch

    1 p.m.

    Session 1

    Hemodynamic Patient Monitor Enhancements
    Thomas Zawrotniak, Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH's Monitor Interface enables nursing staff to quickly and easily capture clinical data from bedside monitors at defined intervals. The goal of this session is to assist with setting up a Monitor Interface in the M-AT PCS or EDM application. We’ll illustrate the nursing workflow surrounding the capture of clinical data from monitors. We’ll also highlight the 6.08 enhancements to the hemodynamic monitor interface, including additional interval selections, the ability to auto-file monitor values to an intervention, and the ability to edit captured monitor values.

    Pre-Admission Testing Workflow Enhancements
    Hobert Romig, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Adam Schatz, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Lauren Harris, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Jennifer Gaw, Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH

    During this session, we will demonstrate the latest enhancements for Pre-Admission Testing (PAT), including a new desktop for managing and documenting pre-surgical calls. In addition, we'll share our strategy for future PAT process enhancements, and we'll solicit your feedback with regard to these plans. Finally, we’ll review existing call-list functionality and how PATs can be scheduled via Community-Wide Scheduling.

    What Can the Status Board Do for You? (MAGIC and Client/Server)
    Stephanie Brum, Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Ariana Scolaro, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Attend this session for a demonstration of Quality Boards, Condition Lists, and other enhancements to the Status Board, including the Public Status Board and the Mother/Baby Board. At the end of the session, we'll solicit your feedback on topics such as usage, implementation tactics, challenges, and wins.

    2:15 p.m.

    Session 2

    Discharge Process Best Practices: Multidisciplinary Discharge (6.x Nursing/Physician)
    Deborah Carrelas, Project Coordinator, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kate Klessens, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Having a defined, streamlined approach that all clinicians are educated and trained on is imperative to providing a safe and efficient discharge process for your patients. During this session, we’ll review the multidisciplinary approach needed for a successful and seamless discharge process. We’ll examine the process not only from the nursing perspective, but also from the physician process of converting medications and documentation. We will also highlight the enhancements to the discharge routine in 6.08.

    Universal eMAR: New Medication-Related Enhancements! (Client/Server)
    Matt Nowak, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us for an in-depth look at our new medication-related enhancements in the Client/Server eMAR, including order/administration, incremental dosing, total doses, and more! We’ll also gain insight from you on usage, implementation tactics, challenges, and wins.

    Let's Talk About the MAGIC eTAR: A Demonstration and Discussion (MAGIC)

    Get excited about the MAGIC electronic Transfusion Administration Record (eTAR) in the 5.67 release during this LIVE demonstration! We’ll close with a Q&A session, focusing on: implementing and using the eTAR solution, challenges faced during training, testing, and tailoring the eTAR functionality, the incorporation of state and federal regulations, and how to make your Go-LIVE a smooth process.

    3:30 p.m.

    Session 3

    Move Orders from Account to Account With Ease!
    Jeanna Brunell, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Are you looking for a way to manage orders for swing bed accounts or new accounts for patients transferring to a different facility? MEDITECH’s Discharge Transfer Routine in Order Management gives providers the ability to move orders from a patient’s existing account to their new account with ease. Learn more about this robust functionality and how it is streamlining physician workflow.

    IV Spreadsheet​ Enhancements (Client/Server)
    Mary Patton, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Stefan Provost, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Our Client/Server IV Spreadsheet enhancements are a must-see! Come see how we’ve handled co-signing rate changes, weight-based dosing, 24-hour cumulative intake, total bags/doses, and more. We want to hear your feedback after this LIVE demonstration.

    Meet Your Regional Client Services Team (5.x)

    Jennifer Wanat, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH (Canada/West)
    Amy Kestenbaum, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH (Northeast)
    Joanna Beaupre, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH (Midwest)
    Karla Cootware, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH (South)
    Join us for an informal meet-and-greet with your Client Services managers! Take this opportunity to network with MEDITECH and colleagues from your region.

    4:30 p.m.

    Registration and Welcome Reception

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  • Agenda


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    Thursday, June 16th

    8 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

    CNE Breakfast
    Passionate Leadership: Soaring to New Heights 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP
    CNEs, don't miss this opportunity to hear from forum keynoter Donna Cardillo, as she offers practical strategies for current and future leaders. Learn how to keep a fresh perspective, stay energized while maintaining your focus, and remain inspired in the midst of chaos.

    Sunrise Sessions 
    ZynxInside Care Plans: Then and Now (6.x) 
    *Contact Hour Eligible
    Debbie Heard, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Regional Nursing Officer, Zynx Health
    Kendalle Sullivan, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Through joint-client implementations between Zynx Health and MEDITECH, we have gathered feedback and designed the next generation of the ZynxInside Care Plans content. We’ll discuss how that new content is being optimized to provide direct access to the evidence, minimize duplication, and enhance the interdisciplinary workflow.

    6.1 Improvements in Critical Care Workflow 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Alicia Brubaker, RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC,​ Informatics Nurse, Valley Health System
    Listen as Alicia Brubaker, RN from The Valley Hospital shares her experience as an early adopter involved with the ongoing development of the Critical Care Flowsheet and how the flowsheet has positively impacted Valley’s Critical Care areas since go-LIVE. Alicia will highlight the enhancements made to the flowsheet over the past year and how these will significantly impact the workflow of your nurses in the ICU and CCU. 

    RXM Hot Topics: Discharge Medication Reconciliation (5.x)
    Michael Papale, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kate Murphy, Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Nicole Carreiro, Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Tina Truong, Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Are you currently LIVE with, or planning to utilize, our Discharge Routine in 5.66 and 5.67? If you are, you’ll want to attend this peer-to-peer discussion facilitated by MEDITECH’s RXM staff. We'll discuss the Discharge Medication Reconciliation process for both Client/Server and MAGIC, and will also include an overview and brief demonstration of the Discharge Medication Reconciliation process. We encourage you to share your own processes, workflow, ideas, and success stories.

    9:15 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH

    9:45 a.m.

    The Future of Nursing: Are We Ready for Population Health?
    ntact Hour Eligible
    Jennifer McKay, MD,MS, Medical Information Officer, Avera Health
    Judy Blauwet, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Avera Health

    10:45 a.m.


    11 a.m.

    What You Need to Know: A  Forward-Looking Discussion
    Geoffrey Smith, Associate Vice President, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Melissa Swanfeldt, Associate Vice President, Marketing, MEDITECH
    Doug Aylaian, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Christine Parent, Associate Vice President, Marketing, MEDITECH 
    Joseph Coughlin, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH 

    Home Care 
    Michael Malone, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH 
    Michael Triggs, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH

    12 p.m.

    Networking Lunch

    1 p.m.

    Keynote Address
    Nurse Power! Harnessing the Power, the Passion, and the Pride of Nursing 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP

    2 p.m.

    Ice Cream Social
    Sponsored by KPMG

    2:45 p.m.

    Education Session 1

    3:45 p.m.


    4 p.m.

    Education Session 2

    5 p.m.

    Cocktail Reception

    Friday, June 17th

    7:30 a.m.


    7:45 a.m.

    Sunrise Session
    Technology and Innovation: Why Being Disruptive Isn’t All That Bad 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Jennifer McKay, MD, MS, Medical Information Officer, Avera Health
    Candice Friestad, RN, MSN, MBA, Director, Clinical Informatics, Avera Health

    As nurses, you possess the skills to lead the disruptive technology revolution. Join Jennifer McKay, Judy Blauwet, and Candice Friestad from Avera Health as they educate you about the current healthcare delivery model and the rationale behind using disruptive innovation within it. You’ll leave this session having learned examples of disruptive technology in healthcare delivery and the impact they have on developing population health strategies within an EMR across the continuum of care. 

    9 a.m.

    Education Session 3

    10:15 a.m.

    Panel Discussion: Strategies for Caring for Your Populations

    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
    Kenneth Laliberte, Manager, Marketing, MEDITECH
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager of Clinical Informatics, Northwestern Vermont Medical Center
    Tonya Ellingson, BSN, RN, CEN, ED Nurse Navigator, Avera McKennan Emergency Services
    Karen Parker, MSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Meadville Medical Center
    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Care Administrator, Sparta Hospital

    11:30 a.m.

    Education Session 4

    12:30 p.m.

    Lunch and Closing Remarks


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  • Home Care Sessions

    In town early for our Home Care Advisory Meeting? Here's what we have planned for Wednesday, June 15th!

    8 a.m.


    9 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Beth Hellriegel, RN, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH

    9:15 a.m.

    Navigating the World of Value-Driven Healthcare 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Deb Albaugh, RN, BSN, MHA, Home Health Director, Union Hospital
    Attend this session to learn more about value-driven healthcare and what strategies you can employ at your organization to achieve success in today’s healthcare environment.

    10:15 a.m.

    Performance Management Program
    Mark Bassett, RN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH

    11:15 a.m.

    Product Owner Strategy Discussion
    Alice Black, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH

    12 p.m.


    Aside from the Advisory Meeting, we have a number of sessions geared toward our home care administrators and professionals!

    To register for any of our Home Care, Pre-Conference, Sunrise, or Education Sessions, click here.

    Pre-Conference Session 1: Wednesday, 1 p.m.

    Roundup of Current Home Care Regulations and a Look Ahead
    Josh Lamkin, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join us as we explore recent Home Health and Hospice regulatory updates and software enhancements. We’ll also discuss future regulations and agency regulatory priorities such as value-based purchasing, Meaningful Use, interoperability, conditions of participation updates, and more!

    Pre-Conference Session 2: Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.

    A Tour of Home Health and Hospice Integration
    John Youngblood, Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Gear up for a guided tour of Home Health and Hospice integration. We’ll take a trip through your EHR starting with acute discharge, stopping along the way to explore every integration point's origin and benefit. This session will illustrate the integration Home Care provides to increase your agency's patient-centered experience.

    Pre-Conference Session 3: Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.

    Maintaining a Healthy Home Care System
    Jeff Pereboom, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Come learn about the metrics used during a Home Care Remote Optimization. From Clinical to Billing, we'll review the tools needed to ensure visits are performed, documents are signed, and claims are paid. 

    Session 1: Thursday, 2:45 p.m.

    Population Health: Strategies that Drive Cultural Transformation and Successful Systems Structures Using EHR Technology to Improve Care Coordination
    Andrea Englund, MSN, RN, COC-C, Clinical Informatics Leader, Phelps Memorial Health Center
    Many hospitals and provider practices don’t fully understand the impact of value-based quality programs and don’t understand how to implement successful structures to prepare for the coming changes. Attend this session and get an overview of value-based quality government initiatives, including population health, the penalties, the incentives for participating, and how to overcome barriers to implementation. You'll also leave with strategies for successful and sustainable change.

    Session 2: Thursday, 4 p.m.

    Enhanced Home Health with Tuck-In
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Care Administrator,  Sparta Hospital
    Join Cheryl Adams as she shares the Enhanced Home Health with Tuck-In plan and its goal of reducing emergencies and re-hospitalizations through frequent patient communication and improved care coordination. The ultimate goal: decreased re-hospitalizations and improved Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) scores.

    Session 3: Friday, 9 a.m.

    Improving Outcomes: A Team Sport
    Mark Bassett, RN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH
    The inception of Home Health Compare, the Star Rating System, and Value-Based Purchasing are clear indications that the home care industry is accelerating the pressure to improve quality. Learn what MEDITECH Home Care is doing to identify our best opportunities for improvement and how we are working to help each other improve healthcare.

    Session 4: Friday, 11:30 a.m.

    The Hospice Anomaly
    Josh Lamkin, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, we’ll examine one of the most unique and revolutionary components of the healthcare spectrum: hospice. We’ll explore hospice from a historical perspective to see how it has developed, as well as make predictions about future changes and trends.


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  • Keynote

    Donna Cardillo, RN, CSP  

    Nurse Power! Harnessing the Power, the Passion, and the Pride of Nursing

    We’re excited to welcome Donna Cardillo as our conference keynoter. Known as “The Inspiration Nurse,” Donna prides herself on helping healthcare professionals find happiness in their lives and careers and encourages everyone to reach their full potential. With experience in both emergency and psychiatric nursing, she knows first-hand what it’s like to be passionate about the role of nursing.

    During her keynote address on Thursday afternoon, Donna will remind you of your own greatness and help you develop strategies for personal empowerment as well as for empowering the nursing profession. She will examine the strengths of the collective nursing industry and how nurses have already changed the face of healthcare. And, she will provide guidance on how to be a nursing advocate, techniques for assertive behavior/communication, and strategies for elevating the profession to new heights.


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  • Education Sessions

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    Session 1: Thursday, 2:45 p.m.

    Oh, Baby: Fetal Monitor Integration is Here!
    Paul King, RN, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Diana Sturlis, RN, New Product Implementation Manager, OBIX
    Charlie Rodocker, Software Implementation Specialist, OBIX

    Join us for a walkthrough of our new and exciting functionality: fetal monitor integration. This demonstration will include the inbound, outbound, and single sign-on components. 

    A Tangled Web Unwoven: Understanding the HIMSS Stage 7 and ANCC Magnet Designation 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Candice Friestad, RN, MSN, MBA, Director, Clinical Informatics, Avera Health
    Join Candice Friestad from Avera McKennan as she explains the criteria and process of the HIMSS Stage 7 and ANCC Magnet Standards Interaction. She’ll also discuss the importance of Stage 7 and Magnet recognition to an organization and the impact they have on patient care.

    Using Surveillance to Keep an Eye on Sepsis 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Chris Neumann, Project Specialist, Valley Health System
    Janet Barrett, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Navin, Haffty & Associates

    During this session, you’ll learn surveillance techniques to identify patients at risk for hospital-acquired conditions and how to facilitate disease monitoring using a surveillance search engine. Attendees will walk away with an introduction to early adopter use and experiences using this new modality.

    How an Optimized Emergency Department Workflow Benefits the EHR System 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Michelle Woodley, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Information Officer, St. Joseph Health System
    Emergency departments (ED) often struggle for many years after the implementation of an electronic documentation system; and while these struggles may be due to system design, they may also be due to or exacerbated by operational issues. Listen as Michelle Woodley shares how a redesigned ED workflow not only improves patient care and throughput, but also how the optimization of an EHR system design improves documentation efficiency and supports operational changes.

    Patient Safety: The Heart of the MEDITECH EHR
    Stephanie Colman-Brochu, RN, Manager, Clinical Informatics, Milford Regional Hospital
    Leah DeGregorio, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    As your EHR partner, MEDITECH remains committed to improving patient safety. Join us as we discuss how the different teams at MEDITECH collaborate to prioritize patient safety efforts and advocate for resources required to support operational plans. Come prepared to share your feedback regarding our processes and how they impact you as care providers.

    Session 2: Thursday, 4 p.m.

    In a Galaxy Not So Far Away… eCQMs 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager of Clinical Informatics, Northwestern Vermont Medical Center
    William Presley, Vice President, Acmeware
    During this session, you will gain an increased awareness of the process and strategies associated with electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submission.

    Wireless Delivery of Vital Signs to the Electronic Health Record 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Karen Parker, MSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Coordinator, Meadville Medical Center
    Meadville Medical Center is currently taking vital signs through devices equipped to electronically transmit readings from the patient’s bedside to the EHR. During this session, you’ll learn the pros and cons of wireless vital signs delivery and the impact it has on patient care and outcomes.

    The Road to Zero CAUTIs: Using the MEDITECH EHR for Clinical Quality Improvement 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Melissa Arnold, RN, BSN, MBA, System Director, St. Joseph Health System
    Kerri Nash, Project Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH 

    St. Joseph Health System leveraged MEDITECH’s experience- and outcome-based CAUTI Prevention Toolkit to promote the prevention and early detection of CAUTI events. This session will focus on how MEDITECH’s EHR supports the organization’s quality improvement efforts by providing clinical decision support and evidence-based guidance to achieve clinical and operational excellence.

    The Computer Didn’t Tell Me to Do It: Critical Thinking for Clinical Decision Making 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Suzanne Woodbury, RN, Clinical Informatics Analyst, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth
    Christine Recupero, RN, Clinical Informatics Analyst, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth

    Computers don’t always hold the answers. Join us for this session, where you’ll learn the differences between using the computer as a tool to assist in documentation, and using critical thinking skills to evaluate the patient’s condition and provide safe, appropriate care.

    Using Advanced Clinical Decision Support to Help Prevent Critical Events
    Christine Probst, BScN, RN, MScEd, MBA, Director, HITS Informatics, Hamilton Health Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University School of Nursing
    Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is one of the largest academic healthcare providers in Canada, with an international reputation for research innovation and patient care. Christine Probst shares the organization’s “Hamilton Early Warning Score,” or HEWS, and how it has evolved from a grassroots demonstration project to a hospital-wide quality initiative that has been implemented in inpatient wards and emergency departments.

    Session 3: Friday, 9 a.m.

    Door to Balloon in 90 Minutes: A Successful STEMI Program 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Jean Marie Grupillion, Clinical Nurse Educator, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth recently celebrated a special occasion: a successful first year of their STEMI program. Come learn about this program -- including how a standardized electronic process leads to better patient outcomes, how improved patient outcomes help meet evidence-based guidelines, and what evidence-based standards exist for treatment times in STEMI cases.

    Optimizing the Care Planning Process 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Heather Bartlett, RN, BSN, Executive Director, Clinical Informatics, St. Joseph Health System
    The care planning process is often cumbersome, time-consuming and doesn’t always fit well within a nurse’s workflow. St. Joseph Health System has found a way to change all that. Discover how they have optimized the care planning process by improving the effectiveness of the care plan driving patient care, documentation of the care plan, the ease of care plan documentation review, the intuitiveness of the documentation process to make the care plan easier to use and explain to regulatory surveyors, and the streamlining of current workflow.

    Clinical Care Classification: Want to Speak Nursing? 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Kim Bovard, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Meadville Medical Center
    Nursing has long struggled to find a standardized language to document care that both follows the nursing process and makes sense. Yet, the ability to do so is becoming increasingly important with exchange of data between electronic systems. Dr. Virginia Saba and her team's  Clinical Care Classification (CCC) System can easily be embedded within nursing documentation and allows end users to evaluate the patient’s progress and final outcome. During this session, you’ll learn what the CCC is, the benefits it provides, how to set up dictionaries, and more.

    6.1 Surveillance: How You’ll Benefit
    Scott Gooch, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Jeremy Goldberg, Software Tester, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Learn how MEDITECH’s Surveillance solution can be used in clinical workflows to increase Core Measure compliance, alert clinicians about a patient’s health risks, manage the quality of care being delivered to patients throughout the facility, and take condition-specific actions to address issues.

    EHR Excellence Toolkit: Sepsis Management 
    Daniel Seltzer, Senior Applications Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s new Sepsis Management Toolkit, developed and maintained in collaboration with customers and staff clinicians, provides best practice-driven workflow for the early detection and treatment of sepsis. Come learn how our sophisticated rules and calculations provide an early warning for detecting and actively monitoring at-risk patients. You’ll also see how integrated clinical decision support embedded within provider ordering and documentation tools provides clinicians with streamlined workflow to meet the CMS SEP-1 core measure objectives. 

    Session 4: Friday, 11:30 a.m.

    Managing, Measuring, and Monitoring Quality
    Rachel Wilkes, Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Kate Chammas, Manager, Marketing, MEDITECH

    Learn how MEDITECH's Surveillance and Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) solutions allow your organization to better manage quality and improve outcomes. We’ll show you tools to proactively identify patients trending towards hospital-acquired conditions, as well as those who meet clinical quality measures. This session will also focus on how your organization can effectively manage chronic disease and wellness using Registries, and how you can use BCA to perform meaningful analysis. 

    Traversing the Terrain to TAR 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Vicki Collins, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Informatics Manager, Support Services-Nursing Administration, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
    Liz Watsky, Senior Applications Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Come learn best practices for the administration of blood products using MEDITECH’s Transfusion Administration Record solution. You’ll also learn how to eliminate patient harm and safety events related to blood product administration.

    From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps: Lessons Learned Implementing CPOE with Weight-Based Dosing in the NICU 
    *Contact Hour Eligible

    Amber McGreevy, RN, BSN, IS Clinical Applications Manager, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
    Hear about Henry Mayo's journey to implementing CPOE in the NICU, beginning with their “great weight debate,” through the build and development of sophisticated weight-based dosing sets and fluids. This presentation will highlight the challenges faced and how they were overcome, including: adapting to weight changes, the lack of a mother-baby link, and the limitations of weight-based dosing set functionality. Amber will also share key policy and practice changes, as well as the improved quality outcomes that demonstrate the efficacy of Henry Mayo’s new system and workflows.

    Improving Usability and Safety at the Point of Care with Web-Enabled Tools
    Craig Trumm, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Come see our new web-enabled point-of-care solutions! We’re redesigning Medication Verification, Care Interventions, and Phlebotomy for the tablet and smartphone to improve usability and safety at the bedside.

    Telehealth, Your Patients, and You: An Interactive Discussion and Demonstration

    Michael Lavoie, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Andres Rivera, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Come explore our new Telehealth solutions and see how technology improves patient care and overall outcomes. Some of the features you’ll see include care planning, actionable alerts, streamlined documentation, and more! We also want to hear your ideas regarding future features, including: video visits, secure text messaging, and ambulatory workspace integration.


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  • Vendors

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

    ACS MediHealth logo

    ACS MediHealth started working in the healthcare vertical in 1998 with Patient Care Technologies (now MEDITECH Home Care) designing and creating patient care within the home in collaboration with one another. For 25+ years, ACS MediHealth has helped clinical sites in LTAC, Acute, Ambulatory, and Home Health and Hospice create mobility strategies to meet the ever changing demands of healthcare on MEDITECH's platforms: MAGIC, Client/Server, 6.x, and Expanse.

    DrFirst - Unite the Healthiverse logo

    DrFirst pioneers software solutions and services that provide real-time access to patient data, improve communication and collaboration at the point of care and across the patient’s circle of caregivers, and enhance the doctor’s clinical view of the patient to help drive better health outcomes.

    Elsevier logo
    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 hospital customers throughout North America and more than three decades of experience, FDB delivers drug formulary data and clinical screening solutions to our MEDITECH customers that help improve patient safety, quality, and healthcare outcomes.

    Forward Advantage logo

    For over 20 years, Forward Advantage has partnered with MEDITECH and our joint customers to develop solutions that streamline provider workflows and support the information exchange and security needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and patient population. This includes single sign-on, mobile device access, secure messaging, automated report distribution, two-factor authentication for e-Prescribing, mobile apps for patient engagement, and solutions that improve provider productivity and technology adoption. Forward Advantage has recently introduced solutions for identity governance administration and is actively developing new solutions to help providers more quickly access critical patient information within MEDITECH. 

    Ideal Life logo
    Krames Patient Education - A Product of Staywell - logo
    Persivia logo
    Winola Lake Health IT logo

    For more than 20 years, Zynx has empowered thousands of healthcare organizations and clinicians to align their clinical decision support, strategies, and workflows around the standardization and infusion of evidence-based vital information and experience-based best practices. Our mission is to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare.


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