Health Information Technologies and Processes

Meditech

  • 1.  Meditech

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hello,

    I am doing some research on different EMR systems. I remember using Meditech over 10 years ago and back then I remember you had to use F5 and more keyboard functionality . Can anyone that uses Meditech tell me is this still the function of the program or has the versions changed and it's now user friendly? Is it like Epic?

    Thanks

    Kim


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    Kim

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  • 2.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 24 days ago

    Kim

    We currently use Meditech 6.1X and will soon be moving to Epic.  In Meditech you can use the Function keys but I never have as I just use my mouse and click. 

     

    Deloris Farthing, RHIA, CHPS, CHDA, CHTS-TR| Regional Director of Health Information Management - Greater Kansas Division

    HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, Pawnee Valley Campus, Great Bend Campus
    785-623-5813 | FAX 785-623-5078 | 
    deloris.farthing@haysmed.com | PO BOX 8100, Hays, Kansas 67601

     






  • 3.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 24 days ago
    Hi Kim,

    We use Meditech 6.15 and it is user friendly where you don't have to use Function keys, it's more windows based where you use your mouse. This past year has been my first experience with Meditech as I used Epic previously. The format and layout is much different than Epic. It didn't take me near as long to learn my way around Epic and navigate the workqueues but I'm still learning Meditech and haven't picked up on a good flow just yet. If your facility is looking at switching EMR systems, you might ask for a demo from Meditech and get a good idea of what it's currently like.

    Thanks,

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    Glenda Rakes
    HIM Director/Privacy Officer
    Northern Montana Health Care
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  • 4.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Kim,
    We are Meditech 6.15,we used to be Magic, which is the platform that really leveraged those function keys. You can still use F9 for a look-up in 6.15 or you can use your mouse to trigger a look-up. I believe Meditech is only selling their Expanse product now and it's web based. We are planning a migration to Expanse next year. I agree with Glenda, it is worth seeing a demo of the new product that they offer. The integration between all the different modules is extremely beneficial.
    Katie

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    Kathryn Wood, RHIA
    Assist Dir of Information Systems/Privacy Officer
    War Memorial Hospital
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  • 5.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 23 days ago

    Hi Kim,

     

    We have been a Meditech hospital for quite some time now. I have used Magic, Client Server and now Expanse. I miss the ability to use those shortcut/function keys as the amount of clicking has already caused three surgeries in my department. We are having a big problem with our physician query process with Expanse. I would say it is no better than Client Server or former versions. Providers do not love the web-based version and have not yet found any time saving or benefit to Expanse.

     

    Thanks,

    Karla

     






  • 6.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 23 days ago

    We are looking to transition to Expanse in the next year or so.    Interesting to hear comments about Expanse....please everyone, keep the comments coming. Also any "words of wisdom" would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks

    Donna

     






  • 7.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 13 days ago
    Have any of you Meditech facilities figured out a good way to conduct your random user audits?  Also, any of you use the Meditech Patient Portal?

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    Trinity Farr
    Director of Him and Mso/Privacy Officer
    Anderson Regional Medical Center
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  • 8.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 13 days ago

    Hi Trinity, we are a Meditech facility. Can you please clarify what you mean by random user audits? We just went live with the Meditech portal last week. So far it's ok.

     

    Karla

     






  • 9.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 9 days ago
    Karla,  Random User Access audits of your EMR for HIPAA purposes.

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    Trinity Farr
    Director of Him and Mso/Privacy Officer
    Anderson Regional Medical Center
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  • 10.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 9 days ago

    Thanks. We use a third party application for this.

     






  • 11.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Trinity,
    There is not a good way to do random user audits on 6.15. Magic was so much nicer. I currently pick (make up) an algorithm and then use it to randomly select 25 users myself. I make a list and then those users are audited. We have found that compiling a month’s worth of activity often bogs the system and returns a “greater than 10,000 records error.” Due to this, we have changed to auditing a random 10 day span within that month. Even then, sometimes we have to break a user’s audit into 2-5 day spans in order to compile the data. I have been working with Meditech through a task and some ideas to improve their functionality. I am NOT happy with the detail coming out of Web AMB and I even question its ability to meet the letter of the law.

    We have a patient portal too. We were live with that before our 6.15 migration in 2018.


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    Kathryn Wood, RHIA
    Assist Dir of Information Systems/Privacy Officer
    War Memorial Hospital
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  • 12.  RE: Meditech

    Posted 9 days ago
    Thanks Kathryn, that is the same issues we are faced with when running our Meditech User Audits.  Even a weeks worth of data can be hundreds of pages. Was hoping someone had figured out a better way for this.  Thanks for your response.

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    Trinity Farr
    Director of Him and Mso/Privacy Officer
    Anderson Regional Medical Center
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