What's in store for Meditech in 2024?

In 2024, EHR vendor Meditech told Becker's the company is steering its efforts toward crafting sustainable and scalable solutions to tackle healthcare's most pressing challenges, such as workforce issues, financial pressures and the escalating demand for care.

Here is a look at Meditech's focus areas in 2024:

  • Artificial intelligence: In 2024, Meditech said it will roll out the next stages of search and summarization capabilities powered by Google Health into its Expanse EHR. This will deliver automated clinical documentation generative AI functionality to early adopters and expand the vendor's offerings for ambient listing and conversational AI.

  • EHR optimization: Meditech said it will continue to collaborate with clients to enhance the efficiency of its EHR system. It will also use its tools such as surveillance, patient registries, business and clinical analytics, its Traverse Interoperability suite, and evidence-based toolkits to help organizations achieve heightened safety, improved operational efficiency and increased user satisfaction.

  • Interoperability: Meditech will continue advocating for intelligent interoperability through the adoption of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources guidelines as well as support its customers with national health exchange efforts like TEFCA. It will also work with Meditech Alliance and Greenfield Workspace programs to enable others to leverage the Expanse platform as an ecosystem of innovation through open APIs.

  • Growth: Meditech is aiming to build its customer base with a focus on moving legacy platforms to Expanse, as well as acquiring new ones.

  • New features: In the upcoming year, the EHR vendor is set to unveil a host of new features and functionalities. These innovations encompass the introduction of a cutting-edge Expanse Pathology solution, the integration of ambient listening across all clinician interfaces, an expanded array of mental healthcare offerings, and a shift of its patient portal to the cloud. Meditech is also on the cusp of introducing new AI integrations. This includes an exciting feature allowing providers to pose complex questions about a patient's history. 

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