Graham Health System Moving Toward One Platform with MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR


By signing on for MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR, 25-year customer Graham Health System (Canton, IL) is one step closer to completing their “Drive to One Graham” strategic initiative to achieve a single EHR platform. The move to 6.1 brings with it the addition of the Business and Clinical Analytics and Patient and Consumer Health Portal solutions.

“Our executive and leadership teams are very excited about the Business and Clinical Analytics product," says Jim Schreiner, CIO and Vice President of Technology at Graham. “The features are intuitive, and the tools, dashboards, and drill-down capabilities will allow them to easily find meaningful data when making high-level decisions.”

A small community hospital with 87 beds, Graham Health System serves as the center of patient care for the rural communities in the area:

  • Named a 2014/2015 SafeCare Hospital (Only one of four in the state of Illinois)
  • Attained HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 (With the help of MEDITECH’s 6.0 EHR platform used to achieve Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2)
  • Joined the National Rural Accountable Care Organization (NRACO) to provide better patient outcomes
  • Ranked #1 out of 112 hospitals in the IHA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN)

“MEDITECH is building their new products with the input of their customer base. They’ve brought a talented team of physicians on board, and they take the customer input and incorporate it into the product design,” says Schreiner. “From a cost perspective, MEDITECH is a great value compared to many of the other vendors. For a truly integrated system, we get a lot of value for what we spend.”

Graham Health System will follow-up their 2016 6.1 EHR implementation by exploring the fully-integrated, mobile Web Ambulatory solution in 2017.