Steward Health Care System, consisting of nine hospitals located across Massachusetts, has signed a contract to move forward with MEDITECH’s 6.1 Electronic Health Record (EHR).
“Steward Health Care is one of the leading healthcare systems in our region, and we are proud to partner with them in support of their goal to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare for the Massachusetts communities that they serve,” said MEDITECH President and CEO Howard Messing. “We view Steward as a world-class, state-of-the-art organization and we are very pleased that they have chosen to evolve with MEDITECH.”
A key selling point for Steward was MEDITECH’s READY implementation plan, which includes current and future workflow evaluations, standardized Best Practices, and evidence based content. The READY implementation plan uses a prescriptive, team-oriented approach to deliver predictive outcomes and improve efficiencies across care settings. With this methodology, and the 6.1 EHR, organizations are able to achieve a high level of clinical and operational excellence, without sacrificing value or good financial stewardship.
In addition to READY, there were several other factors that influenced the decision, namely MEDITECH’s strong track record of delivering integration, value, and innovation. Steward was particularly impressed by many of the new clinical features in 6.1 and with enhanced Revenue Cycle Management and Surgical Services solutions.
“We continue to see MEDITECH as our long-term partner,” said Steward CIO Julie Berry. “We were impressed with the new features and the standard content that come with the platform. We are excited to be progressing with MEDITECH’s 6.1 HER.”
Steward will begin its READY implementation in November 2015, with a LIVE date scheduled in 2017. Steward has been a MEDITECH customer since 2010.