Lawrence General Hospital Goes LIVE with MEDITECH Expanse
Expanse continues to make its mark in MEDITECH’s home state of Massachusetts.
Building on MEDITECH’s industry-leading market share in Massachusetts, Lawrence General Hospital recently went LIVE with Expanse, the company’s fully integrated web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The regional hospital chose the interoperable Expanse platform following a competitive selection process.
The partnership with Lawrence General marks MEDITECH’s continued growth in its home state of Massachusetts. The company has a 60% acute care market share in the state and Lawrence General represents many significant milestones for a Massachusetts MEDITECH organization, including the first to go LIVE with Expanse Point of Care, Ambulatory, ED, Acute, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) integration.
“Partnering with Lawrence General is particularly meaningful, as we are helping our neighbor to achieve their goal of having a fully-integrated EHR across all care settings,” said Helen Waters, executive vice president at MEDITECH. “Expanse enables Lawrence General to streamline clinicians’ workflow and supports the provision of high-quality, personalized patient care.”
MEDITECH physicians and executives worked closely with Lawrence General throughout the process and were on-site during the go-LIVE to ensure a successful implementation.
Lawrence General is a private, non-profit community hospital providing the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire regions with patient-centered, compassionate, and quality health care for the whole family. The facility serves nearly 325,000 patients annually.
“We are pleased to have this fully-integrated electronic health record supporting high quality care at Lawrence General. This go-LIVE is the culmination of more than two years of planning, intensive education and testing prior to the actual conversion,” comments Felix Mercado, chief financial officer at Lawrence General. “The successful launch is due to this highly collaborative planning process and strong technical support for our care teams provided by our Information Systems team and our vendor partners.”
Expanse continues to make its mark in Massachusetts. Several other healthcare organizations across the state have recently decided to move forward with Expanse including Signature Healthcare, Berkshire Health Systems, and the Massachusetts Health Collaborative (MHC), a consortium of local community hospitals: Harrington Healthcare, Holyoke Medical Center, and Heywood Healthcare.