Berkshire Health Systems (BHS), a provider of comprehensive healthcare services based in Berkshire County (Mass.), recently signed an agreement to implement MEDITECH Expanse Enterprise Health Record (EHR) system. As part of the implementation, Berkshire will be adding MEDITECH Ambulatory and MEDITECH Acute Care solutions across its 225 physician practices. System implementation will be led by Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc., a MEDITECH READY-certified firm and leading provider of management consulting and information technology services for the healthcare industry.
MEDITECH’s customizable Ambulatory solution within Expanse provides users with a single schedule, combining appointments across multiple care settings, streamlined referral management, advanced revenue cycle tools, and more — all in one place to keep practices running at peak efficiency.
Along with accessibility, MEDITECH’s intuitive tools provided by Expanse will help refine physician workflow and enhance BHS’ goal to improve the overall health of the Berkshire County patient population.
Two BHS physicians heavily involved in the decision process, Dr. Mark Snowise, family practice, medical director of informatics ambulatory physician practices, and Dr. David Albert, nephrology, medical director of informatics acute care, stated that the health system was focused on providing clinicians with an interoperable EHR that ensured a complete patient picture across all care settings.
“Having an EHR with the flexibility for our on-call physicians to easily access patient records from a variety of mobile and web-based platforms is vital to advancing BHS operational efficiencies,” stated Dr. Snowise.
BHS has been a MEDITECH customer since 2000, due in large part to quality customer service.