While we endure the ongoing coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, our thoughts are first for our employees and their families to remain safe. We also encourage every hospital and healthcare organization to check with their EHR vendor's most up-to-date guidance on how to effectively respond within your organization.
MEDITECH hospitals can find valuable and frequently-updated information on the MEDITECH COVID-19 page of their website, which includes valuable guidance on creating processes and protocols for COVID-19 management. Use the following links directly to their decision support and guidance documents, based on your MEDITECH platform: Expanse, 6.x, Client/Server or MAGIC. Additionally, in response to federal requirements for reporting daily COVID-19 test result statistics to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for inhouse COVID-19 testing, MEDITECH published a report guidance document including links to Report Writer reports for each MEDITECH platform.
If you're a member, MUSE International also has active and frequently-updated information from MEDITECH hospitals dealing with COVID-19, including webinars and discussion groups; after you log in, look on their member home page.
In light of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, you may find the need to capture data, report, and track relevant information. Examples might be: tracking visitors, SBAR, screening tools, customized appointment lists, adjustments to appointment reminders (i.e. TeleVox), or customized ambulatory reports. Many healthcare organiztions are tracking employee symptoms, situations, and exposure. We can help with these as well as other areas, including:
- Quick reports in NPR, Report Designer, Data Repository, and any SQL reporting applications
- Working through a backlog of reports
- Providing DBA assistance
- Managing routine DR maintenance (checking transfer jobs, pending activity, reviewing errors) and providing a DR server status report
- Project management
As always, we're ready to help MEDITECH hospitals with their informatics needs. If during this fast-changing and stressful time we can help with your workload, let us know. Whether it's a custom clinical report to identify potential patients at risk for COVID-19 or taking routine workload off your IT staff while they focus on critical items, we're here to help.