Galen Healthcare Solutions


MAY 2017


Solving for Today.
Preparing for Tomorrow.

As EMR adoption approaches maximum levels, healthcare delivery organizations are refining EMR strategy from a short-term clinical documentation data repository to a long-term asset with substantial functionality surrounding clinical decision support, health maintenance planning and quality reporting. A recent KPMG survey of CHIME members found that at least 38% of CIOs are investing in EHR optimization projects this year. HDOs in pursuit of EMR optimization must recognize that EMRs deliver value when data can be leveraged to drive strategic decisions, improve patient care and control costs.

The need for optimization is particularly pronounced for MEDITECH EMR clients facing transition decisions, as the majority of the client base leverage the legacy C/S & Magic platforms. It’s with this need around optimization that we are proud to unveil the MEDITECH EMR Optimization Toolkit, which provides guidance for HDOs to produce demonstrable ROI and improved outcomes, yielding more out of their EMR investment. The toolkit is a product of the continued collaboration with our MEDITECH team and focus group of 9 MEDITECH clients. Powered by insights delivered from HIMSS Analytics Logic, the toolkit provides guidance for areas of MEDITECH optimization including:

  • Deliverable Package of Complex Rules, Assessments, CDS's and Workflows
  • Surveillance Dashboard Setup Guide
  • 6.x Rules Setup Guide
  • IV Charge Capture Setup Guide

Our Newsletter also reports on:

  • Project Claire[IT]: A mission to change “Working as Designed” to “Working as Desired” for MEDITECH users;
  • A discussion of data sharing and interoperability needs for patients as recently published by Galen Lead Consultant Max Stroud in Healthcare Informatics;
  • Re-cap, slides and recording for the “SSM Integrated Technologies Clinical Data Migration” webinar.

I hope that you find this information helpful, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Steve Brewer, Chief Executive Officer


Upcoming Events

[Healthcare Informatics Sponsored] Expert Panel: Seamless EHR Transition Through Data Migration

[HealthSystemCIO Sponsored] Healthcare Data Archival Strategy

[HISTalk Sponsored] SSM Integrated Health Technologies Clinical Data Migration Functional & Technical Considerations

MAY 30 - JUN 2:
MUSE 2017

JUN 15:
[HealthSystemCIO Sponsored] EHR Transitions: Legacy Support and Staff Augmentation

This Issue

Introducing Project Claire[IT]

What began as an education session on the MEDITECH 6.x Rules engine soon turned into a concentrated collaboration between Galen and a Focus Group of nine MEDITECH hospitals looking to fill gaps in clinical workflow. We embarked on a mission to change “Working as Designed” to “Working as Desired” for MEDITECH users, and from there Project Claire[IT] was born.

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SSM Integrated Health Technologies Clinical Data Migration Webinar

In this webcast we follow SSM Integrated Health Technologies along their EHR transition, looking at the decisions and challenges that are important to consider during a data migration. Our panel includes the point-of-view of: the healthcare organization program manager, the clinical analyst, and the technical implementation team. Access the recording and slides here!

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Let’s Start Talking to Patients About Their Data Needs

Data sharing, interoperability, is constantly in the headlines. How do we achieve it? How do we make access easier for everyone? However, it’s rare that “everyone” means looking at the patient’s data needs and the healthcare organizations’. Galen Consultant Max Stroud has been a champion behind getting the patient’s voice heard.

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HITMC 2017: Marketing for a Better World of Healthcare

The Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference, better known as HITMC, took place last month in Las Vegas, NV. Filled with almost 50 sessions from leading healthcare IT marketing and PR professionals, HITMC was both insightful and inspiring. It goes beyond marketing “best practices,” and also puts a large focus on the healthcare industry itself.

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At the Nexus of HDOs and HealthIT Solutions: A Compass for Market Navigation

We often talk about healthcare’s deluge of data in a negative connotation, but Blain Newton, Executive Vice President at HIMSS Analytics, sees it as innovation in the making. Their global guidelines for health IT adoption gives them a unique perspective on the very specific needs of healthcare delivery organizations. Learn more about Blain and HIMSS Analytics in our interview.

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MUSE 2017

MEDITECH’s annual International MUSE (Medical Users Software Exchange) Conference is happening May 30 – June 2 in Dallas, Texas. At MUSE 2017 you’ll find education focused on today’s most pressing MEDITECH topics, the newest products and services in the exhibit hall and unparalleled networking opportunities around every turn.

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