Havre, Montana – The employees at Northern Montana Health Care are in the final stages of an eighteen month-long conversion of their MEDITECH computer system. MEDITECH is a health information technology that is used in over 2,400 healthcare sites in the world. It is currently used at NMHC for all areas. Converting the current system to the latest; MEDITCH 6.1, was initiated in June of 2016 and is scheduled to “Go live” on July 1st.
“MEDITECH’s 6.1 platform will transform our facility,” states Candis Deruchia, VP of Information Systems and Quality Metrics at NMHC. “It is a clinically-integrated, state-of-the-art healthcare solution that will meet our needs for years to come. For providers, 6.1 means universal access to the complete patient history across the organization; all the right information is just a touch away, when and where they need it.”
In addition, MEDITECH 6.1 will:
- Improve patient safety by leveraging electronic processes.
• Improve patient satisfaction through streamlining of processes and availability of information.
• Create a system the follows medical best practice with the use of standardized content.
• Maximize the integration of the patient record across the organization.
• Streamline retrieval of patient reports and notes.
• Eliminate redundancy in clinical documentation.
• Enhance the collection of meaningful patient data.
The integration process consists of a rebuilding of the system to meet the individual needs of each organization and its many entities. All departments at NMHC using the system have been involved in the planning, building, and trials of the system.
“This is a large undertaking,” adds Deruchia. “But the end result will be worth the efforts. Not only will we have a sophisticated system to process results, the system will be geared towards our needs allowing us to work more efficiently with our patients being the benefactor of our efforts.”