MEDITECH EHR is an on-premise electronic health record (EHR) system that provides clinical charting for health care professionals at midsized and community hospitals.
Providers can view patient vitals, lab results, medication information, health history, patient notes and diagnostic imaging from this secure, HIPAA-compliant system. MEDITECH EHR is also Meaningful Use Stage 2-certified, and offers features that assist administrators in attesting for government stimulus packages.
The clinical panels feature allows physicians and other caregivers to view current patient activity and group selected pieces of information into a single screen. They can also be customized to suit a physician's specialty, such as dietary or respiratory therapy, so that only relevant information is initially shown.
In an effort to increase interoperability with other systems, MEDITECH provides Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) that include valuable information about a patient’s visit or hospital stay. These can be printed or transmitted electronically and brought with the patient to future visits or appointments with physicians outside of the system.
Caitlyn L. Nombre d'employés: 201-500 employés
I love that it combines billing (front and back end) AND clinical documentation. It makes billing and coding, compliance audits and claims review SO much easier than other software.
Since Epic came out, Meditech lacks a lot of features, like insurance verification, faxing charts, etc. Meditech also forces all processes to be entered repetitively, and for those who are strictly clinical or strictly b/ar, it seems tedious.
Andrea G. Nombre d'employés: 501-1 000 employés
Great product overall and get compliments that it's better than some othe EHR competitors.
Easy to use and user friendly. Very competitive application. We are able to customize too which makes it more adaptable to our workflow.
Updates seem to cause issues for some time. We find several bugs after each update but that comes with the territory.
Michele S. Nombre d'employés: 501-1 000 employés
I have used both Magic and Client Server and find the latter much more intuitive. Meditech Magic looks like a bare bones version of Client Server. I worked in the IT department at the Magic hospital, and the report writer was able to create new reports very easily on the fly. The hospital was constantly changing various screens since it was so easy to do (not necessarily a good thing). I was an end-user at the Client Server hospital so I don't have the same level of knowledge of the IT side. Customer support seemed fair at both locations.
Meditech Magic is easier to build onsite and report options are good; Client Server is more user friendly and visually appealing.
Meditech Magic screens are more difficult to understand and navigate; client server can be overhwhelming in terms of the number of tabs and amount of information on the screen.
Shelly L. Secteur: Hôpitaux et soins de santé Nombre d'employés: 51-200 employés
I am not a fan and the reports were long and wasted paper.
I believe it is customisable and may be good for smaller hospitals. The company trained the hospital staff
I used it in an er setting and hated it. It would not let you move on with a triage until all area are addressed. I felt it jeopardized my patients health on my very sick patients. I heard some of the same complaints from other floors.
Charles K. Secteur: Hôpitaux et soins de santé
Nothing. According to our administration, the system cost millions of dollars for our small community hospital. Yet our IT dept. had to build the system. I was very involved in this process. But there are many inherent limitations of this software. The company did send there people to our hospital for support, they were good, but they frequently said 'it can't do this' or 'it can't do that' when asked why/what can be done to streamline or expand any specific screen or template for any given item.
It is inherently slow. It takes many clicks to accomplish a single step. We have a very good IT dept. and we built the software customized to our hospital. But the system is inherently dysfunctional. There area many examples including very limited number of characters that can be entered by free text in there small box space, then it may unexpectedly delete any of this info. The med reconciliation is cumbersome and inflexible, looking up old records is slow and difficult, and the whole system in unintuitive. We were forced to use the system in my department, but some staff Dr's refused to use it. I used this software at 2 different hospitals and both were bad. There was universal agreement of our med staff that even after a couple of yrs of it being in place, nobody liked it.
Talk to multiple experienced users before choosing. Administrators should not be the ones to choose as they don't have to use it. They may like this one b/c it is easy for them to look up the things they are interested in but from a medical perspective, it is lousy.