Kanabec Hospital Picked for Meditech Applications

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 at 9:05 am

Kanabec Hospital has been chosen as a show site for Meditech applications. Meditech is the clinical software provider for many Hospital applications; these are specific information technology tools which enable the Hospital to provide the highest quality of care. As a show site, Kanabec Hospital will host medical facilities from around the state and country as they learn best practices and applications for medical information technology software.

The first step in the process of becoming a show site was the development of a site profile. This profile lists statistical information regarding the Hospital as well as all Meditech applications currently in use and the extent and manner they are being used. Earlier this month four Meditech representatives came on-site and met with the Meditech application “owners” to conduct the assessment. Kanabec Hospital staff was asked a series of questions about their use of the software, what they liked and disliked about the software and what could be done to improve the software. The Meditech representatives documented all the information they gathered and compiled the information into a site profile which was used to determine if Kanabec Hospital would be an appropriate choice as a show site. Ultimately Kanabec Hospital was determined to be an excellent facility for showcasing Meditech information technology.

Site visits from other facilities are anticipated to begin as early as April. Meditech assessors articulated repeatedly how impressed they were with the Kanabec Hospital facility, staff and use of the Meditech system. One area that they found particularly impressive was the manner in which the Hospital is utilizing both the clinical and financial applications extensively and successfully. Meditech representatives also commented on the passion and pride that the Hospital staff had in their work and the level of expertise and knowledge for the Meditech modules the staff displayed.

Kanabec Hospital continuously strives for the highest level of excellence in service, skills and technology and looks forward to providing assistance and best practice techniques to other medical facilities. Kanabec Hospital is located at the junction of Highways 65 and 23 in Mora.  The main telephone numbers are 320-679-1212, 320-629-9993 and 800-245-5671.  More information about Kanabec Hospital can be found at www.kanabechospital.org.

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