MUSE Matters Newsletter - December 2018

By Brett Wangman posted 12-07-2018 15:47


Hello MUSE Community!
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of MUSE Matters! This is where you can catch up on recent and upcoming MUSE news.

Community Peer Group (CPG) meetings
Canada East Coast

The second annual Canada East Coast CPG was staged October 11 in Truro, Nova Scotia. Sponsored by Cloudwave, NTT Data, Meditrain, Pure Storage and Sedona Learning Solutions, the event drew more than 60 attendees. The program featured provincial updates from New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia, as well as a host of excellent presentations highlighting solutions, improvements, processes and integrations within MEDITECH. Also, a favorite of attendees was the site visit/tour at Colchester East Hants Health Centre.
This event was filled with value for attendees and sponsors alike, and many thanks go to the event leaders, Kevin Hick and Sam Fielding!
                                         Kevin Hick and Sam Fielding welcome        Networking time was a hit!   
                                         attendees.  Networking time was a hit!
Ellicot City served as the location for the second annual Maryland CPG, which was held on October 25. Attendees learned about various topics, including RN Care Plans Optimization, OBS Charging, Care Alerts and Navigator/Care Clinic/Discharge Clinics. MEDITECH presenters also offered a Web Point of Care demo.
Plenty of networking time gave attendees the opportunity to discuss the hot topics, trade stories and ideas, and visit with the event sponsor, Forward Advantage.
MUN conference (and IEE News)
Congratulations to Raphael Jaffrezic (CIO at the Galway Clinic in Galway, Ireland) and his team for successfully staging the MEDITECH Users Network (MUN) conference in Liverpool, UK. This conference brought together fellow MEDITECH users for education and discussions, plus, a good time was had by all!
MUSE CEO Alan Sherbinin (right) congratulates Monica Jones, the Associate Director of Information Services at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in  Rotherham, UK, for winning the International Education Exchange (IEE) contest at the MUN conference. Monica's presentation regarding the experiences of using SNOMED CT at her organization was insightful and timely. As the IEE winner, Monica was awarded a complimentary trip to the 2019 MUSE Inspire Conference in Nashville, TN (May 28-31) to offer her excellent presentation.


Strategic Planning Meeting
The MUSE Board of Directors and staff concluded a strategic planning meeting in September, where they strategized and engaged in intense development discussions and exercises. The outcome of the meeting will be a refreshed strategic plan for the organization, designed to ensure the ongoing and future success of MUSE.
New Board Members
                                                Jodi Frei                 Judy Steiner           TJ Temple 
Jodi Frei and Judy Steiner have been elected for Director-at-Large positions, and TJ Temple has been re-elected to the MUSE Board.
Jodi Frei is the Director of Quality at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont. 
Judy Steiner is the Director, HCIS, at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Florida. 
TJ Temple is the CIO at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri.

The MUSE online Community is thriving. How are you participating? Check out the highlights:
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Top Community Contributors for the Month
Members helping other members is at the heart of the MUSE mission. Here are the top contributors for the last 30 days:
Facility Members
Kim Maples, Carteret Health Care, Morehead City, NC
Carole Weinstein, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ

Gale Freeman, Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY
Christina Casey, Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, PA
Monica Cooper, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC
Commercial Members   
James Dodds, Engage, Spokane, WA
Kevin McConnell, PharmD, PhD, The HCI Group, LLC, Jacksonville, FL
Featured Rule
The Rules Sharing community allows MUSE members to share rules that have helpled solve a problem.  Here is one of the more popular Rules:


MUSE produces live webinars every month and then adds these webinars to the Event Archive.  
Here are a couple of the most viewed webinars:

The 2019 MUSE Executive Institute is January 13 - 15 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA. Executive colleagues will discuss topics related to "Achieving Value Transformation."
See details and registration information HERE:  

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