Montgomery General Hospital Signs for MEDITECH Expanse with Subscription-Based MaaS Model
MEDITECH’s Software as a Service model (MaaS) will reduce the complexity of procuring, deploying and managing a modern EHR at Montgomery General Hospital.
Westwood, MA – August 22, 2018 Montgomery General Hospital (WV) will be the first customer to launch the contemporary, cloud-based subscription model, MEDITECH as a Service (MaaS). The modern tools, minimal hardware requirements, and streamlined implementation are some of the factors that led Montgomery to select the MaaS model to power MEDITECH’s Expanse Enterprise Health Record (EHR).
“MEDITECH is excited to deploy Expanse through the cloud-based MaaS model at Montgomery General Hospital,” MEDITECH Executive Vice President Helen Waters said.
“The cost, quality, and regulatory pressures for our customers are mounting. MaaS’ emphasis on fiscal responsibility and long-term sustainability positions Montgomery General Hospital to thrive in today’s value-based healthcare paradigm.”
Montgomery General Hospital, a 25 bed, critical access facility, providing care to over 1,000 inpatients, 40,000 outpatients, and over 10,000 emergencies, will officially kick off the MaaS implementation in September.
“With the MaaS model, the implementation complexity is reduced to allow our organization to focus on what’s most important — patients,” said Denzil Blevins, chief information officer at Montgomery General Hospital.
“MEDITECH has proven to be a supportive, dedicated, and loyal partner over the past 27 years and we’re eager to spearhead the MaaS model and deploy MEDITECH Expanse.”
Many of the challenges of procuring, deploying and managing a modern EHR will be simplified at Montgomery General Hospital with MaaS through:
- Simple subscription. The monthly Software as a Service subscription model requires minimal capital outlay and provides secure, sustainable services at a predictable operational cost.
- Streamlined contracting. MaaS is delivered as a consolidated agreement, including software licenses, implementation, data center operation for MEDITECH and third-party vendors.
- Accelerated implementation. The implementation at Montgomery General Hospital will be streamlined using evidence-based best practices, coupled with dedicated support by MEDITECH.
- Consolidated System Management. The private cloud-based infrastructure and use of best practices alleviate operational responsibilities and put less strain on technical resources. This means organizations can focus more on patient care and less on maintaining an EHR.
MaaS, which was announced in November, provides a simple monthly subscription service at a predictable cost while boasting an array of mobile physician tools, interoperability initiatives, standard content, and clinical decision-support tools all accessed through your browser.
Learn more about the contemporary MaaS subscription model by viewing this recorded webinar.