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St. Luke’s Health Care System Sees Value in MEDITECH Expanse

The Minnesota healthcare system continues its 15-year partnership with MEDITECH Expanse.

A MEDITECH customer since 2002, St. Luke’s Health Care System (Duluth, Minn.) recently signed for MEDITECH Expanse and Ambulatory Enterprise Health Record (EHR). St. Luke’s will be implementing MEDITECH’s clinically integrated EHR across its two hospitals and 44 clinics for greater patient care coordination and outcomes in 2018.

For the past 15 years, St. Luke’s Health Care System has used MEDITECH for their acute and ED needs. As part of their transition to MEDITECH Expanse, St. Luke’s will also be moving their 230 clinic providers to MEDITECH’s Ambulatory solution so the organization will have a single, integrated EHR.  

“We’ve had a great relationship with MEDITECH through the years. It’s a cultural fit for us — we appreciate and understand how the system works and how to communicate with MEDITECH staff and their willingness to ensure their software allows us to provide excellent patient care,” said Clark Averill, director of IT at St. Luke's. “MEDITECH has a great methodology for identifying challenges and addressing challenges — we know we can count on them.”

As value-based care becomes the dominant care delivery model in healthcare, St. Luke’s found MEDITECH Expanse is equipped to provide the tools and services their organization needs to view patient outcomes and improve the quality of care.

“Healthcare and how it’s regulated changes all the time and MEDITECH provides a platform that addresses and is flexible to change,” Averill said. “As the industry shifts from volume to value, healthcare organizations are going to have to know how to get data out of their system, not just into it.”

Serving the residents of Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, St. Luke's Health Care System has provided medical leadership since 1881 as the first hospital in Duluth. St. Luke’s is also a member of Wilderness Health, a collaboration of independent providers working together to improve healthcare in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.

“MEDITECH is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with St. Luke’s,” said Helen Waters, executive vice president at MEDITECH. “We’re proud to be the EHR vendor of choice for so many of our customers and value their longevity and partnership. We look forward to helping St. Luke’s achieve a higher level of productivity and integration with the use of MEDITECH’s Ambulatory solution.”

Learn more about how MEDITECH’s clinically integrated, state-of-the-art EHR is transforming care delivery.