Anacortes, WA, May 1, 2018 — Engage would like to congratulate Island Hospital in Anacortes, Washington on their successful go-live of MEDITECH Expanse, MEDITECH’s latest generation integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform.
The new MEDITECH EHR platform will seamlessly integrate patient records between both the acute (hospital) and ambulatory (clinic) environments, resulting in better coordination of care for providers and patients. MEDITECH Expanse replaces the previous MEDITECH EHR platform which was in use since 1992.
The May 1, 2018 go-live is the end result of an implementation which started 15 months ago. Engage was proud to partner with Island Hospital as part of MEDITECH’s READY implementation program. Engage provided resources for project management, as well as clinical, financial and ambulatory lead IT consultants. In addition, Engage provided augmented hospital resources for pharmacy, materials management, and training for clinics and providers.
“A project of this size and scope required a large team of people throughout our hospital, and Engage played a significant role as part of that team.” says Tom Bluhm, Information Services Director at Island Hospital. “Their history and expertise with the MEDITECH platform played an essential role in helping us stay on a strategic path to success and their depth of available experts allowed us to be flexible and bring in additional expertise when it was needed. This played a critical role in helping us stay on schedule and within budget.”