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MEDITECH Web-Based EHR System Expands to Independent Practices

The MEDITECH web-based EHR system, Expanse Ambulatory, which the vendor said strives for better user experience, efficient workflow, advanced interoperability, and better consumer access.

MEDITECH has made its web-based EHR system and practice management solution, Expanse Ambulatory, available to independent and physician-owned practices without the need for an Expanse EHR in a hospital setting.

“Practices can now leverage Expanse Ambulatory’s web- and touch-based design, without the prerequisite of Expanse in the hospital environment,” MEDITECH Vice President Carol Labadini said in the announcement.

“This solution will help them navigate the evolving needs of consumers and shifting reimbursement models while also addressing the challenges of staffing shortages and burnout. And since this subscription-based solution lives in the cloud, there is no significant IT footprint required.”

MEDITECH stated Expanse Ambulatory implementation services aim to provide efficient clinician workflows and intuitive features such as drag-and-drop scheduling, automated patient communications, and interactive reporting dashboards. The services offer clinicians with personalized and flexible user experience, the press release states.

In addition, the vendor noted the software allows for better consumer access and engagement by connecting patients to their care through features like fully integrated virtual visits, contactless check-in, and our easy-to-use patient portal and mobile app.

The advanced interoperability tools provided by Expanse Ambulatory allow independent and physician-owned practices to remain connected to outside providers, ensuring continuity of care and better care coordination, MEDITECH added. To improve patient and provider collaboration, MEDITECH integrated the patient portal and app.

MEDITECH also integrated revenue cycle functionality to enhance profitability for health practices.

“Physician practices need a comprehensive Ambulatory EHR that optimizes both individual provider and overall practice efficiency while still facilitating that frictionless patient experience,” said Labadini.

“Expanse Ambulatory was developed by and for physicians, so it’s a solution that clinicians should enjoy using - while enabling them to focus on their patients.”

MEDITECH Expanse Ambulatory was recognized as a Top Performer for ambulatory EMR in the 2022 Best in KLAS report.

The EHR implementation also helped Berkshire Health Systems secure a spot on the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired list for its patient data-sharing abilities. The health system based in Pittsfield, MA, launched MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR throughout its three acute care facilities, 50 physician practices, and cancer center.

“I'm so happy and excited that the year we went live, and despite all that happened with COVID-19, we were able to make Most Wired and be an eight in both the acute care facility and the ambulatory space,” Bill Young, CIO at Berkshire Health Systems, told EHRIntelligence in an interview, referencing their CHIME scores of eight on a ten-point scale. “I am so grateful that I have had this system over the past couple of years. It has proven its ability to be flexible and powerful.”

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