The Two Sides Of Meditech 6.0

Jon Christensen, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS

Meditech 6.0 has received varying reviews. Why are some users so much more satisfied than others? Imagine for a moment that you are a fly on the wall listening to a conversation between two healthcare executives. The conversation proceeds as follows: CIO: We recently implemented a great EMR system across our hospitals. It has been […]

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KLAS: Meditech 6.0 Users Not Feeling The Magic

Jon Christensen, Strategic Operations Director, KLAS

When it comes to performance, Meditech 6.0 “has a lot of ground to cover,” with users experiencing issues with integration, speed, and reliability, and performance scores ranking among the lowest in the market. Still, the vast majority of organizations (95 percent) are willing to wait it out, according to new data from KLAS. The report […]

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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 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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