AHIMA Delivers MEDITECH Expanse EHR Training to Thousands of Healthcare Students

MEDITECH partners with Sisu and AHIMA to provide cloud-based EHR technology to students at over 300 colleges and universities.

MEDITECH is pleased to announce the extension of our relationship with Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions and AHIMA, as they provide access to digital training for 16,000 students in over 300 colleges and universities using the Expanse EHR.

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the world’s leading resource for health information (HI) education, with custom tailored, virtually delivered curricula for learning institutions that provide associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs as well as certificate level and continuing education units (CEUs) programs. MEDITECH Expanse will be offered as part of the AHIMA VLab™ — an online-based health information environment that features multiple software applications and corresponding lab lessons.

Expanse is touted as the ‘flagship EHR’ within the AHIMA VLab™. The AHIMA VLab™ is centered around the idea of ‘practice meets theory,’ with the end goal of ushering students seamlessly into the modern healthcare workforce.

“We are excited to implement the MEDITECH Expanse platform,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE. “It will give students a leg up on the competition by offering them early exposure to the real-world EHR solutions used in their field every day.”

Expanse’s cloud-based solution provides instant access to users via a standard web browser. By adding the Expanse Ambulatory solution, AHIMA improves their curriculum by enabling students to practice in a fully integrated care setting and demonstrate the effectiveness of a single EHR across a patient’s care continuum.

AHIMA and MEDITECH both share long standing relationships with Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions, which implemented and hosts the EHR software. “Sisu is proud to support MEDITECH’s state-of-the-art EHR technology to provide a real-world HIT experience to students across the globe,” said Mike Kovala, Sisu Director of Business Development. “The sophisticated virtual training, which AHIMA provides, is becoming increasingly valuable in the current healthcare landscape.”

“MEDITECH is excited to help train college students on the latest EHR technology,” said Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH. “It’s a pleasure to be working with AHIMA and Sisu to offer this valuable experience to the next generation of healthcare professionals.”

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