After launching a complete evaluation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions, Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) (Lexington, Ky.) announced they will begin a partnership with MEDITECH. The large, not-for-profit, integrated delivery network that includes 11 hospitals, will begin their shift to MEDITECH’s transformative, mobile Web EHR later this year.
“We are excited to partner with MEDITECH in providing ARH an innovative Web EHR that fosters and supports sustainability,” said Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s President and CEO, Joe Grossman. “With the Web EHR, our clinicians will have seamless integration across the continuum, improved productivity, and the sophisticated tools to improve the quality and safety of care delivered to our communities.”
In addition to the 11 hospitals, ARH is also comprised of 49 physician practices, 11 home health agencies, and pharmacies. Employing about 5,000 people, with a network of more than 600 medical staff members, ARH delivers care to 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, with services ranging from Cancer Care, Heart Care, Pediatrics, and Rehabilitation Therapy.
Committed to their mission of improving the health in their communities, ARH is investing in MEDITECH’s next generation technology. The organization will be implementing MEDITECH’s Web Acute, Web Emergency Department, Web Ambulatory, Business and Clinical Analytics, Patient Portal, Critical Care, Quality & Surveillance, and Corporate Management Software solutions to standardize operations across all their facilities.
“We are delighted Appalachian Regional Healthcare chose to partner with MEDITECH,” Helen Waters, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at MEDITECH said. “ARH embodies the next generation of healthcare leaders transforming patient care with MEDITECH’s intuitive, physician-centric Web platform. We look forward to the organization harnessing the value and power that MEDITECH’s EHR will drive across the care continuum.”
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