On March 1, 2017, Thomas Health in Charleston, West Virginia went live with the MEDITECH 6.15 Electronic Health Record. Prior to their partnership with Parallon Technology Solutions (PTS), Thomas Memorial Hospital was operating on the Siemens platform and its sister hospital, Saint Francis, was operating on MEDITECH MAGIC. Migrating Thomas Health to a single MEDITECH 6.15 platform provides a foundation for a single patient record across the two hospitals. This is the first time in their 10-year history that they will be operating on a single EHR, revenue cycle and financial system platform.
From February 2016 to this project’s finish line, PTS provided hosting, delivery oversight, application management, project management and implementation resources across MEDITECH’s suite of applications as well as physician training and go-live support. PTS also delivered technical expertise including integration and report writing.
PTS was selected to lead this conversion because of its operator experience, in-depth knowledge of various applications and MEDITECH expertise. “With the help of Parallon Technology Solutions, we were able to take two hospitals on different systems to a single patient record,” said Dan Lauffer, President and CEO of Thomas Health. “The PTS team handled every aspect of this project with efficiency and expertise and we couldn’t have done it without them.”
To read more about this implementation, download the case study here.
About Thomas Health
Thomas Health formed in 2007 forging a partnership based on the strength of two established hospitals—Thomas Memorial and Saint Francis. Bringing the two hospitals under the umbrella of Thomas Health, allows them to bring innovative and cost-effective health care to the Kanawha Valley. With combined years of service, Thomas Health brings nearly 170 years of service to our region. Thomas Health is a 403-bed hospital system with nearly 2000 employees and an estimated 450 physicians, making it the 10th largest private employer in the West Virginia.
The main focus, within Thomas Health, is to maintain the highest standard of service, while continuing the missions of both hospitals of being the first choice for those in need of healthcare. The partnership between Thomas Memorial Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital means providing advanced technology to a larger community, with access to the highest quality of physicians, nurses and support staff. To read more, visit their website at http://www.thomaswv.org/.