Galway Clinic becomes first hospital in Ireland and the UK to launch Expanse, MEDITECH’s single integrated web EHR platform, to unify care teams, share patient records, and better coordinate patients’ care.
Galway Clinic, a state-of-the-art, 146-bed hospital, today announced it has became the first hospital in Ireland and the UK to launch Expanse, MEDITECH’s innovative, fully integrated Patient Administration System (PAS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR). Leveraging the latest technology, Galway Clinic has earned the status as one of the most digitally sophisticated hospitals in Europe, after successfully revalidating their Stage 6 HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) status.
MEDITECH’s one patient, one record approach and intuitive user interface, fully realized in the Expanse platform, enables Galway Clinic to meet the highest standards in patient safety and care coordination. Seamless integration between the MEDITECH PAS and EHR provides care teams sophisticated clinical and decision support tools to deliver the highest quality, cost-effective care.
Designed for the post-Meaningful Use era, Expanse helps providers to see healthcare through a new lens. The web-based EHR navigates healthcare’s wide-open, virtual landscape with clarity and confidence, spanning every care setting, and providing a full view of the patient’s story. Expanse brings a number of benefits for patients, including a more efficient scheduling process and a patient portal, where patients can see their personal health information, view and cancel appointments, and communicate with their care provider. With less time spent on their EHR, physicians can look forward to having more time and energy to focus on patients.
“Over the past two years, staff across our organisation and MEDITECH have been working diligently to ensure the journey to the new solution was a complete success,” said Raphael Jaffrezic, CIO at Galway Clinic. “Leveraging the contemporary Expanse EHR enhances our commitment to our mission, improving the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities served.”