Healthcare Orgs Tap Cloud-Based MEDITECH Expanse EHR for Interoperability

Columbia County Health System in Washington selected the cloud-based MEDITECH Expanse EHR model to improve interoperability with a larger local referral organization.

In the third quarter of 2022, nine healthcare organizations licensed the MEDITECH Expanse EHR cloud-based model to improve interoperability and support care coordination.

MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS) offers advanced EHR capabilities without an upfront capital cost, enabling healthcare organizations to maintain their autonomy by not tying into a larger health system.

Five of the nine healthcare organizations were new MEDITECH customers replacing multiple vendor systems. These include:

  • Bingham Memorial Hospital, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Idaho, will implement Expanse in their Blackfoot hospital, birthing facility, and other practices and clinics across the state.
  • Manhattan Surgical Center in Kansas tapped MaaS to maintain its autonomy while improving interoperability with Stormont Vail Health.
  • Townsen Memorial Hospital in Humble, TX, will deploy MEDITECH Expanse across its hospital as well as its surgical, imaging, and emergency centers.
  • The Bellevue Hospital, a locally owned, not-for-profit community hospital in Ohio, tapped Expanse to offer advanced health IT and personalized medical treatment.
  • Bradley County Medical Center in Arkansas implemented the MEDITECH Expanse EHR across all care settings, including its hospital, ambulatory practices, and home health agency.

“Expanse aligned with our quality-focused culture by ensuring continuity of care across our hospital, clinics, and home health; improving processes and workflows and providing mobile, anytime access to patient records,” Leslie Huitt, Bradley County Medical Center CEO, noted in a press release.

“MEDITECH’s transparency and ability to offer a cloud-based solution that would relieve us of the burden of managing a data center also played a big part in our decision to move to Expanse,” she added.

MaaS is also a popular option for healthcare organizations replacing legacy MEDITECH systems with Expanse. Organizations that made the platform switch include:

  • Moore County Medical Center in Texas will implement the cloud-based offering across all care settings, including its hospital, multiple physician clinics, and nursing and rehabilitation center.
  • Baker County Medical Services in Florida is a 10-year MEDITECH customer. Tapping MaaS provides one integrated EHR for all its care settings, including its hospital, two physician clinics, and a 68-bed nursing home.
  • Russell Medical Center is a progressive, not-for-profit, acute care facility serving the needs of east central Alabama. As a member of UAB Health System, the hospital has valued its long-standing MEDITECH partnership and will implement Expanse across its hospital and ambulatory practices.
  • Columbia County Health System is a public hospital district with Critical Access Hospital, Level V Trauma Center, and Level III Cardiac and Stroke Center designations in Washington. Leaders selected Expanse for improved patient and clinician satisfaction. Additionally, Expanse will help improve interoperability with a larger local referral organization and enable its status as an independent Community Healthcare organization.

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