Santa Rosa Consulting: Utilizing Lean Management Principles During a MEDITECH 6.1 Implementation

In mid-2015, Signature Healthcare in Brockton, Mass. made the decision to replace its 20+ year-old IT system with MEDITECH 6.1 in order to provide a better foundation for future growth and move to a greater at-risk position in a competitive healthcare market. The organization’s driving need was to move from numerous disparate systems, including MEDITECH Magic, to a single integrated electronic health record (EHR). Although the 6.1 implementation required a significant financial investment, Signature was committed to a hospital-wide change and made the project the focus of its Lean initiatives and the key to organizational transformation.

Keywords: 
MEDITECH, Lean Management, implementation