The health care industry is and has been growing for decades. This is because of the high demand and need that everyone has for good care, since everyone will need to see a doctor, and may need to visit a hospital at some point. Because this field is expanding, there is a high need for technology that compliments it and makes it run smoothly and efficiently. However, this technology also needs to handle complexities involved with health care, including insurance, diagnoses, and respecting the privacy of patients. Fortunately, there is a company that has been able to create ways to help hospitals, doctors, and other health care professionals in filling this demand. Meditech has been assisting health care professionals with their services and software.
Meditech, which is also known as Medical Information Technology Incorporated, began making its impact in the 1970s when it developed the Meditech Interpative Information Systems, otherwise known as MIIS. MIIS is a type of utility multi programming system. While this kind of programming had been around for several years, MIIS became a proprietary system instead of a standardizing one. In the 1980s, it began using a MAGIC programming and added a client server software system in the 1990s. Today, the company now has many computer based solutions for hospitals and have worked with other organizations to make them.
Meditech’s solutions are many, but some of their more popular software programs include Health Information Management, Scanning and Archiving, Scheduling, Emergency Department Management, Patient Discharge Instructions, and Long Term Care Solutions.
Their most recent addition to software solutions is the Electronic Health Record. This system allows for a patient’s care and information to be safely taken anywhere. The patient’s information can be accessed wherever they go to receive care, including doctor’s offices and hospitals. The patient can even have access to his or her information on a computer or a smartphone. This means that no matter what hospitals or doctors the patient goes to, they are able to easily know medical history, allergy information, and more.
Because of Meditech’s ability to make all health care providers more efficient while keeping up with advancing technology, they have become an international company. They currently have approximately 2,300 clients. The countries that they serve now are the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia. They are also looking to expand into Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, and other spanish speaking countries by making Spanish versions of many of their software programs.
Even though they are an international company, all but one of their offices are in Massachusetts. These offices are in Westwood, Norwood, Canton, Farmingham, and Fall River. The one office that is not in Massachusetts is in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, Meditech hired 300 new employees and has plans to hire more in the coming years. This means that they are likely to add more offices in the coming future.
The health care field does need more professionals, including nurses, doctors, and administrative employees, but what many people may not realize is that there is also a high demand for computer software programs that keep health care providers efficient and up to date with the advancement in technology. As computers get faster and smaller, and more people find themselves in need of medical care, doctors need to keep up with the changing times. Meditech has been able to ensure that hospitals, doctors’ offices, and other health care providers can use these computers as a way to better their patient care. They have also been able to create ways for the patients to access their medical information easily as well.