What is Meditech??? - page 2

What does it mean when a job ad says "Must have meditech." Is that computer charting? We still paper chart where I work, and I would like to travel in the future but almost all ads say must have... Read More

  1. by   SuesquatchRN
    As someone in informatics I can tell you that Meditech is, unfortunately, pretty much the only choice for a large hospital/system.

    It's not the most user-friendly system out there from what I know of it.

    The acronym for this kind of thing is EMR, for "electronic medical record."

    When a system is well-implemented and designed it's a pleasure to work with and makes obtaining necessary data a breeze. When it isn't, well....
  2. by   Nurseismade RN
    Quote from AndrewinLA
    There are two Meditech versions.
    Magic is the older version which is not truly GUI and the newer one is Client/Server (referred to as CS often) which is graphical and much easier to use.

    I think this is why we may have such a love hate when talking about Meditech.

    I bet the people using CS love it.
    I must have the CS version.....I love it and will only apply to hospitals that are using Meditech......too many errors the paper way......

    just my
  3. by   macksmaw
    when I began traveling 10yrs. ago, i had to take 2 full 8hr. days of medi-tech training. i've traveled from one side of the us to the other and i absolutely love medi-tech. this is a nurses bestfriend, and it's soooooo easy to use.
  4. by   tokmom
    Yes it is a computer program.
  5. by   whichone'spink
    I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it.
  6. by   NickiLaughs
    lol I think you already have your answer. But yeah it's a nightmare. They're basically looking for nurses probably who don't mind dealing with a non-user friendly version. :P
  7. by   Rob72
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    As someone in informatics I can tell you that Meditech is, unfortunately, pretty much the only choice for a large hospital/system.
    Because...(**drumroll**), whether CS or Magic, it is easy to contain users data-access, it is easy to audit, it is very easy to "lose" information. There are far better systems available, but they offer far less insulation for administration.
  8. by   MomRN0913
    good thread, I just started a new job and they use meditech. I am getting it installed on my laptop now. The client server version. I will have to figure it out myself for the time being, (to research data, I am an outcomes manager)

    I hope it's user friendly!
  9. by   whichone'spink
    Quote from MomRN0913
    good thread, I just started a new job and they use meditech. I am getting it installed on my laptop now. The client server version. I will have to figure it out myself for the time being, (to research data, I am an outcomes manager)

    I hope it's user friendly!
    No it isn't.
  10. by   Rob72
    Quote from MomRN0913
    good thread, I just started a new job and they use meditech. I am getting it installed on my laptop now. The client server version. I will have to figure it out myself for the time being, (to research data, I am an outcomes manager)

    I hope it's user friendly!
    Ask a co-worker to take you in the hall, and punch you in the nose, six times, hard & fast, to get in the proper mindset. That will be the high-point of your day with Mediwreck.

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