Meditech 6.0 Diary Part 20: The $100,000 Question

Jorge Grillo, CIO, Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Over the last year and a half, many of you have followed our journey from Magic to 6.x with all its challenges and nuances. It has been a daunting experience and not without its frustrations. If hindsight is 20-20, then hopefully our experiences have helped you. In this article, I will attempt to summarize where […]

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Meditech 6.0 Diary Part 19: Working Through The Growing Pains

Jorge Grillo, CIO, Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Well, we went live on CPOE on May 15. This was not a big bang but rather a trickle, starting with the hospitalists who volunteered to act as provider champions and were willing to work through the bugs and growing pains with us. It is now three weeks later and we are still with the […]

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Meditech 6.0 Diary Part 18: A Summit And The Winds Of Change

Jorge Grillo, CIO, Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Many healthcare CIOs have argued for ages that Meditech’s large market-share has caused them to be a bit less than responsive to customer needs and somewhat rigid in their delivery of service, along with being more focused on their internal business drivers than their customer’s desires. I must admit to having been one of those […]

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Meditech 6.0 Diary Part 17 – Addressing Post Go-Live Gripes

Jorge Grillo, CIO, Canton-Potsdam Hospital

So it has been 8 weeks since our go-live. It is always interesting for me to note the things that start to creep up post go-live that could, and should, have been caught during the pre-go-live build. The following is our experience, and will hopefully help you identify processes or items to address in your […]

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Meditech 6.0 Diary Part 16 – Preparation Pays Off

Jorge Grillo, CIO, Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Spending New Year’s Eve supporting a Meditech go-live is not exactly how most people define fun, but it is how many at our hospital spent transitioning from 2011 to 2012. I heard someone state, “Wow, this go-live is just like Y2K; a non-event.” What most CIOs will tell you is that the main reason Y2K […]

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