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MEDITECH showcases patient-centered interoperability strategies at HIMSS23

Join MEDITECH at HIMSS23 to learn how the company is collaborating with industry interoperability leaders, third-party vendors, and its customers and get a first-hand look at its latest data exchange strategies.

The need for patient-centered, value-driven, interoperable care has never been greater. This year at HIMSS23, MEDITECH is collaborating with industry interoperability leaders, third-party vendors, and its customers to meet this need — and to showcase its latest interoperability strategies throughout the conference.

“MEDITECH is focused on alleviating the undue burden placed on clinicians, often caused by data fragmentation and an over reliance on large CCD documents as the basis for data exchange,” said MEDITECH Senior Director of Interoperability Market & Product Strategy Mike Cordeiro. 

“We’re leveraging advanced tools like Google Health’s search and summarization; championing the use of lightweight, visit-level documents as an alternative to larger structured documents; and ultimately looking to FHIR API resources to facilitate more targeted data exchange.”

Visitors to MEDITECH’s booth can get a first-hand look at all of the company’s latest interoperability offerings, including:

  • Traverse, MEDITECH’s complete, interorganizational interoperability solution, developed to improve the accessibility and availability of healthcare data. 
  • Greenfield Workspace, MEDITECH’s app development platform that enables developers to test their integration against a real MEDITECH Expanse EHR. MEDITECH will present its Greenfield strategy at a special session on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the MEDITECH booth.
  • Traverse Exchange Canada, a new, first-of-its-kind cloud-based interoperability network that will enable healthcare organizations in Canada to exchange patient information across platforms, care settings, and different vendor systems. 

Beyond the HIMSS23 booth, MEDITECH will participate in three separate use cases at this year’s Interoperability Showcase, in collaboration with CommonWell Health Alliance®, 360X, and Carequality. These include:

CommonWell Health Alliance: Record Locator Service
This use case highlights the power of a Record Locator Service and its ability to search for and find a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical history from all connected care providers, regardless of where their past care occurred. It follows a working mom of two who experiences an acute asthma attack 70 miles from home and relies on the RLS to share her history with the ED. 

Closed loop referrals with 360X
This use case follows the journey of an 18-year-old woman whose sobriety is put in jeopardy when she experiences severe postpartum depression and self-medicates. It brings to light the benefits of closed loop referrals and transitions of care by demonstrating how 360X optimizes referral and transfer management. 

Optimized care leveraging Carequality and 360X transitions
This use case highlights care optimization for complex patients across multiple settings using multi-modality protocols, technology, and standards. It follows a patient with a history of breast cancer who experiences concerning new onset symptoms and how 360X rapidly moves her along the closed loop referral process. 

On Tuesday, April 18 at 1:45 p.m. MEDITECH Senior Vice President Hoda Sayed-Friel will join CommonWell Health Alliance Executive Director Paul Wilder on a panel session titled Real Talk: TEFCA, Evolution or Revolution in Healthcare. Moderated by HCA Healthcare’s Chief Health Information Officer Jim Jirjis, MD the panel discusses the key issues and challenges in health IT once the TEFCA superhighway is fully functional. 

Dr. Jirjis outlines this vision, explaining, “Simply put, the patient’s information and its meaning should follow the patient wherever they go, without any special effort. That’s what interoperability is about.”

William Gregg, MD, MS, MPH, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Vice President, Clinical Informatics for HCA Healthcare will also present on another panel titled, The Sequoia Project: Interoperability Matters Process for Improving Data Usability, on Tuesday, April 18 at 4:15 a.m.

“Data sharing is one of the most complex issues healthcare organizations face today,” Cordeiro explains. “By working together across vendor platforms, we can prevent gaps in care, support targeted treatments, and ensure all patient information is accurate, meaningful, and easy to find.”

Be sure to visit MEDITECH in Booth #2848 and at the Interoperability Showcase.