MEDITECH Announces Avera Health Moving Forward with 6.1 Web Release

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Industry-leading EHR vendor Medical Information Technology Inc. (MEDITECH) keeps its recent momentum going by continuing the partnership with one of its largest, most prominent customers.

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Avera’s decision to move forward with the MEDITECH 6.1 Web EHR is a testament to the longstanding, successful relationship we have had with this healthcare organization.

Medical Information Technology Inc. (MEDITECH), Westwood, MA, is pleased to announce Avera Health System (Sioux Falls, SD) has chosen the MEDITECH 6.1 Web EHR to meet its clinical, quality, and business goals.

MEDITECH’s 6.1 release is a groundbreaking, completely Web-based EHR with the sophisticated tools healthcare organizations need to better manage patient populations and improve provider productivity. It is the first of its kind in the health IT market, an innovative solution that was designed and developed along with a dynamic team of physician consultants. The 6.1 EHR represents the future of patient care in a mobile world.

Avera Health has selected the MEDITECH 6.1 Web EHR system for its fully integrated health network of over 300 locations across five states, including 33 hospitals, 208 clinics, and 23 long-term care, assisted living, and senior living facilities. Since 1989, Avera Health has utilized the MEDITECH system in all of its hospitals, emergency departments, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home care and hospice agencies. Building upon its vast geographic footprint, Avera Health has developed Avera eCARE, an extensive telemedicine network providing care across eight states in the midwest. This revolutionary solution is one of the largest telemedicine networks serving a rural area, and represents the future model of healthcare delivery as organizations strive to lower costs and improve patient access to medical services.

The MEDITECH EHR allows integration of patient data across the entire continuum of care.

With MEDITECH’s 6.1 EHR, Avera will continue to deliver state-of-the-art care through a patient-centric system designed to ease the burden providers face with regulatory compliance, documentation, Meaningful Use, ICD-10, and care coordination—all with the speed and convenience of the Web.

“Avera’s decision to move forward with the MEDITECH 6.1 Web EHR is a testament to the longstanding, successful relationship we have had with this healthcare organization,” says MEDITECH President and CEO Howard Messing. “We are excited to embark on this new era of our partnership, and help Avera meet the ever-changing demands of the healthcare industry with our innovative and groundbreaking Web EHR.”

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