MEDITECH launches new EHR platform to empower healthcare organisations
Electronic healthcare record (EHR) provider MEDITECH has recently launched its new platform MEDITECH Expanse, which will see the company extend its reach and connect patient care across the continuum.
Established to improve healthcare processes for over 40 years, MEDITECH drives key healthcare IT solutions across a number of platforms. Facilitating over 300bn data transactions per annum, the company works with medical professionals to increase productivity, and find new ways to support the industry through the use of innovative digital tools.
MEDITECH Expanse navigates healthcare's wide-open, virtual landscape, and analyses every area of a patient’s journey. This is enabled through breaking down previous silos within healthcare IT infrastructures, and provides an open, intuitive workspace which prioritises user satisfaction and productivity. With less time spent on their EHRs, physicians can therefore look forward to having more time and energy to focus on patients.
"Our clinicians deserve an open, dynamic workspace that allows them to connect care the way that works best for them and their patients. We don't believe this is something that should be exclusive, or come at an exorbitant cost. This is the freedom and usability that everyone in healthcare should be accustomed to," commented Howard Messing, MEDITECH President & CEO.
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“In 2017, we signed 92 healthcare organisations with 47 of the healthcare organisations representing new customers to the company," commented Executive Vice President, Helen Waters. "We are the only EHR vendor to offer a full-scale EHR designed specifically for the post-meaningful use era."
MEDITECH has cemented its presence in 22 countries, providing increased efficiencies within the healthcare space. With a $480.9mn combined product and service revenue in 2017, its operating costs have also been reduced – an impressive feat.
This year alone has seen the company partner with Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, where it will drive the organisation’s population health management tools through the increased use of data analytics. However, more importantly, MEDITECH has also been ranked ‘Best in KLAS’ through KLAS’ Software & Services report for the fourth year running, highlighting its significance within the electronic healthcare management industry.
Jvion launches AI-powered map to tackle mental health crisis
Clinical AI company Jvion has launched an interactive map of the US that highlights areas that are most vulnerable to poor mental health.
The Behavioral Health Vulnerability Map uses Jvion's AI CORE™ software to analyse public data on social determinants of health (SDOH) and determine the vulnerability of every US Census block group.
Vulnerability refers to the likelihood that residents will experience issues like self-harm, suicide attempts or overdoses. The map also identifies the most influential social determinants in each region, to show the social and environmental conditions that contribute to mental illness.
As an example, the map shows that Harrison County in Mississippi has a 50% higher suicide rate than the rest of the state. It also shows a high percentage of individuals in the armed forces at a time when active duty suicides are at a six-year high, along with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease, arthritis, and COPD, all chronic illnesses that are linked to a higher suicide risk.
The map also shows Harrison County has a high percentage of Vietnamese Americans, who studies suggest have high rates of depression and may be less likely to seek help from mental health professionals.
The map was built using the same data and analytics that Jvion used to create the COVID Community Vulnerability Map, which was launched towards the start of the pandemic.
With this new map, Jvion is aiming to tackle the growing mental health crisis in the US. “At a time when so many Americans are struggling with their mental health, we’re proud to offer a tool that can help direct treatment resources to the communities that need it most,” said Dr John Showalter, MD, Jvion’s chief product officer, who led the development of the map.
“For too long, the healthcare industry has struggled to address social determinants of health, particularly in the context of behavioural health. Our hope is that by surfacing the social and environmental vulnerabilities of America’s communities, we can better coordinate our response to the underlying conditions that impact the health and wellbeing of people everywhere.”