Breaking Up With Meditech

“It’s not you, Meditech, it’s me.” The words almost catch in your throat as you tentatively reach across the table, taking their hand in yours for what you know will be the last time.  Your eyes search theirs for any signals of emotion, any glimmer into how they are taking the news, but they seem … Continue reading

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Meditech Makes Meaningful Use More Masochistic

If we’re being honest, and I know we all are because this is the internet, we all have come to terms with the fact that Meaningful Use is one big heavy sigh of frustration.  Healthcare organizations are spending significantly more dollars than what the incentive amounts to and the only silver lining is that the … Continue reading

The 2014 KLAS Rankings Are In And Meditech Is…

The 2014 KLAS rankings are in  and whether you put much stock in them or not, it seems to be the only measure people use when slicing out which EHR is better or worse than another.  While Epic, Cerner, and Athenahealth all predictably have multiple mentions for various categories, Meditech did snag one spot on … Continue reading

An Open Letter To All Meditech NPR Consultants

Dearest Meditech NPR Consultants, Whether you come from the halls of consulting firms or Meditech interface vendors, you are my colleagues, my comrades.  It is without question that you undertake some of the most grueling and unappreciated work in all of the Meditech consulting world.  You have been given the most limited toolset and yet … Continue reading

Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Meditech, Take 2: Dealing with SQL.

How many of you have already achieved Stage 2 for Meaningful Use?  Still working on it, huh?  Shooting for 3rd or 4th quarter?  Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.  Most sites I’ve talked to are relying on Iatric, Acmeware, and Medisolv to take care of all of the Meaningful Use reporting for them.  That’s a shame really, … Continue reading

The End of Meditech?

Meditech has not been faring well in the news as of late.  One of its larger clients that make up a good portion of Meditech’s HIMSS Stage 7 clients just announced they will be moving to Epic.  LSS Data Systems, still fresh off its full acquisition by Meditech has been targeted in an inaccurate financial … Continue reading

Achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 With Meditech and LSS

Remember all that hard work you had to do in building those Clinical Reports for the Clinical Quality Measures in Stage 1?  Yeah, you can throw all that work out the window.  New for Stage 2 MU, Meditech and LSS have agreed that the “Best Practice” for sifting through all the data to report on the … Continue reading

Meditech Customers, Restart Your Servers

Recently, I was reading an article about how sleep may have similar effects on our brains as a restart does for a computer.  In a sense, it cleans out the cache of junk that builds up throughout the day.  If the theory holds true, it could explain why we can think more clearly after a … Continue reading

Improving the LSS Data System Upgrade Experience

A couple weeks ago one of my clients upgraded their LSS Data Systems software from 6.07 to 6.08.  I am happy to report that on Go Live day the code move went faster than expected (although the Meditech side of things had some hiccups which caused delay) and the issues resulting once users were back … Continue reading

Calling All Meditech/LSS Resources

Are you an independent consultant specializing in the Medical and Practice Management Suite applications developed by LSS Data Systems and Meditech?  Do you have the knowledge/skills and are thinking about getting into consulting?  Please contact me. Drop me your digits.  Send me your resume.  Let me know how to get in contact with you. Why? … Continue reading