Bethany Children’s Health Center finds gold standard in MEDITECH Expanse

Implementation is underway at Bethany Children’s Health Center to streamline care delivery in pediatric rehabilitation and 24-hour complex care.


Bethany Children’s Health Center (Bethany, OK), an innovative leader in pediatric rehabilitation and 24-hour complex care, has selected MEDITECH Expanse to integrate patient records across their 160-bed hospital, outpatient clinics, and rehabilitation services. Expanse will be hosted on the cloud-based MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS) platform, enabling them to focus less on IT and more on delivering exceptional care to its young patients.

“MEDITECH Expanse will permit us to have a single, integrated, enterprise-wide solution that will dramatically improve our care delivery to all patients,” said Bethany CMO Michael Johnson. “By offering a technically sophisticated, customizable, and user-friendly solution, our staff will be able to devote more time to doing what we’re called to do – maximizing the potential of every child.”

Bethany Children’s offers pediatric care throughout Oklahoma and beyond, including outpatient services, transitional care, rehabilitation, and complex care. When the organization began to look at the prospect of implementing a new, integrated EHR, leaders knew that it had to have the capacity to support varying and complex needs. 

Over nine months, Bethany Children’s completed a full workflow analysis, examining their staff's challenges. They emerged from this process with a clear idea for what Bethany Chief of Clinical Innovation Dr. Darrin Brannan called the “gold standard” of an EHR platform. 

“After having completed an evaluation of our current workflows and pain points, we were able to define 237 discrete requirements for our new EHR system,” he said. “The next step was to design a model patient to represent our most complex patient. We used this to test the limits of the candidate EHR systems to find a reliable, optimizable, user-centric, transparent, and evolving platform. This process led us straight to MEDITECH Expanse.”  

The Expanse EHR will supply Bethany Children’s with all the necessary functionality wrapped in one integrated EHR platform. Patients will benefit from a centralized patient portal with easy access to virtual visits and remote patient monitoring solutions.  And Expanse’s mobile, personalized user interface will empower care teams with even greater efficiency from their touch-based devices.

“We are honored that Bethany Children’s selected MEDITECH Expanse to meet the complicated, intricate, and often very involved needs of their pediatric patients,” says MEDITECH Executive Vice President and COO Helen Waters. “Our partnership promises to bring innovative solutions to match the innovation of this institution, as well as fully support their staff and community.

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