MEDITECH is pleased to announce the extension of our relationship with Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions and AHIMA, as they provide access to hands-on training for 16,000 students in over 300 colleges and universities using the Expanse EHR.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the world’s leading resource for health information management (HIM) education, with custom tailored, virtually delivered curriculum for learning institutions that provide associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs as well as certificate level and continuing education units (CEUs) programs. MEDITECH Expanse will be offered as part of AHIMA’s Virtual Lab (VLab) — an internet-based health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT) work environment that features multiple software applications and corresponding lab lessons.
Expanse is touted as the ‘flagship EHR’ within the VLab suite by AHIMA. VLab’s application is centered around the idea of ‘practice meets theory,’ with the end goal of ushering students seamlessly into the healthcare workforce.
“We are thrilled to be implementing the MEDITECH Expanse platform,” said John Richey, academic affairs subject matter expert, AHIMA. “It will give students a leg up on the competition by offering them early exposure to the real-world EHR solutions used in their field every day.”
AHIMA and MEDITECH both share long standing relationships with Sisu Healthcare IT Solutions, which hosts the EHR software. Moving to the Expanse web-based solution provides instant access through single sign-on via a standard web browser. The addition of the Expanse Ambulatory solution extends the curriculum by enabling students to practice in an outpatient care setting, and to realize the added benefits of one integrated health record across the continuum.
“MEDITECH is excited to help train college students on the latest EHR technology,” said Helen Waters, executive vice president, MEDITECH. “It’s a pleasure to be working with AHIMA and Sisu to offer this valuable experience to the next generation of healthcare professionals.”