September 30, 2014, 12:35 pm
Meditech finally issues its 2013 annual report that was due 11 months ago but was held up following revenue recognition changes. Revenue was down a bit from 2012 at $580 million, but net income rose to $133 million (that’s an enviable margin). Neil Pappalardo owns nearly 41 percent of the company, or about $680 million worth. The directors and officers of the company have been around forever, with the newest hires among their ranks having joined the company 24 years ago.
Read more at HISTalk.com or comment here.
September 29, 2014, 12:31 pm
Two customer executives share their organizations’ success after reaching HIMSS Analytics Stage 7.
September 29, 2014, 12:28 pm
When the time came for McLaren Port Huron Hospital (Port Huron, MI) to replace its EHR, CIO Mark Richard knew what he wanted — reliable, quick-to-implement software that would help the 186-bed hospital reach Meaningful Use.
“Some organizations like to build and convert one department at a time. Not us — I asked for an organization-wide, standard content implementation and big-bang go-LIVE,” he says. “I’ve been involved in many large-scale implementations, and this is the first one that turned out as promised.”
Read more at meditech.com.
September 24, 2014, 12:38 pm
Join us 9/30 at 2PM ET for a webcast on Philips IBE and PIIC iX: Understanding new integration options
We know there’s a lot to consider when purchasing or upgrading Philips equipment — patient care needs, cost of the equipment, how to integrate the devices with your EHR, and more. In 30 minutes, we can explain — in easy to understand terms — your options for integrating Philips equipment with your EHR.
Casey Chester, Lead Developer, has more than a decade of IT experience, the last six years of which have been spent focused on medical device integration, specifically Philips device integration. Come to this 30-minute Powercast presentation to learn:
– Your options for passing demographic data from your EHR into your Philips monitoring equipment
– Your options for passing clinical results from Philips monitoring equipment back to your EHR
Learn more or register.
September 19, 2014, 1:40 pm
Join Iatric Systems – we’ll be at the October 2 MUSE Community Peer Group Chicago at Swedish Covenant Hospital, 5145 N. California Ave, Chicago, Illinois.
Looking for help with CCD and Direct Messaging? Partner with your peers to create solutions and grow together. Learn from each other’s successes and experiences. There is value in networking and value in identifying local experts.
New topic added: Patient Portals. Join the discussions!
Register for the Chicago Community Peer Group and join your MEDITECH colleagues at this program, designed to provide you with new contacts, rich resources and valuable take-homes!
The event will include plenty of collaboration and networking time, plus presentations and discussions. Lunch is also included!
September 18, 2014, 12:31 pm
Sometimes the smallest detail can result in major downtime. It was a lesson Michael Martz learned nine months into his tenure as CIO at Meadville, and one his team will never make again. Because as frustrating as it was when the hospital lost its main data center because of a battery that failed during a generator test, the experience strengthened the organization’s disaster preparation strategy. It’s that philosophy of always learning that has helped Martz lead the organization through major changes during the past three years. In this interview, he talks about being an early adopter of Meditech 6.1 and a beta site for the a new web-based ambulatory product, why he opted to use consultants , what it’s like being a standalone in a large IDN world, and his honest take on Meaningful Use.
- From Seattle to PA
- First healthcare CIO role — “I’m constantly on a learning curve”
- Meadville’s “strong focus on virtualization”
- Downtime for “the most absurd reason”
- His leadership philosophy — “It’s figuring out how to serve them.”
- Being beta tester #1
Read more at healthsystemCIO.com.
September 15, 2014, 1:57 pm
September 24, 2014 at 2pm Eastern
In order to make the best possible decisions, healthcare organizations need the involvement of healthcare clinicians. Over the course of the last two years SwedishAmerican Hospital has created a leadership and governance structure whose two goals are:
1. Decisions regarding clinical IT will be based upon the needs and opinions of the clinical users.
2. The process by which those decisions are made will be standardized, transparent and responsive.
This webinar will discuss the challenges and opportunities of developing a formal change governance structure, EHR change request process, workgroup formation, and committee structure.
Learn more at museweb.org.
September 15, 2014, 12:43 pm
Interface projects can be challenging and they are often the tasks that take longer than planned or go over budget. Yet interfaces are critical to your hospital’s efficiency and the quality of patient care.
Hear how we can help you get control of your interface projects. Register for this webcast now and find out how you can get your interface projects completed on time and on budget.
Learn how we can help you:
- Get interfaces built efficiently
- Deploy higher quality interfaces
- Increase staff productivity
Register for this Webcast: September 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m. ET presented by Rich Murphy, Vice President of Interface Software at Iatric Systems, Inc.