MEDITECH Clinical and Business Transformation Workshop

When:  Feb 21, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (ET)

A Case Study of a Multi-Organization, Jurisdictional Expanse Implementations

Date: February 21, 2020 (9:30 am to 3:30 pm)

Location: Embassy Suites Toronto Airport Hotel (complete details below)


9:45 am Welcome and Introductions
10:00 am Overview of ONE Initiative & Lessons Learned
Alison MacDonald, RN, MN – Vice President Consulting Services, Healthtech Consultants

Brenda Muto, Chief Information Officer, North Bay Regional Health Centre
10:45 am Governance Models to support shared systems
Bill Meredith – Vice President Strategic Services, Healthtech Consultants Hospital Site Representatives
11:15 pm Physician Change Leadership - Presentation & Panel Discussion
Dr. Laura Copeland, CMIO Healthtech Consultants Hospital Site Representatives

Dr. Wil Smith, CMIO, West Perry Sound Health Centre
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Clinical Standards, Workflows and Design – Panel Discussion
Donna Foster, Director, Healthtech Consultants

Julie McEachern, Regional Clinical Documentation Lead – ONE project

Chantal Gagne, Regional Physician System Lead – ONE project

Andrew Haddy, Pharmacy Informatics - ONE project

Kim McGuire, Practice Manager Medication Management, Healthtech Consultants
2:00 pm Break
2:20 pm Clinical Standardization: Advancing Mental Health Care with a Shared EHR 
Donna Foster, Director, Healthtech Consultants Hospital Site Representatives

Stephanie Brooks, Professional Practice Facilitator, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Natalie Pearson, Professional Practice Facilitator, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
3:20 pm Closing

Generously Sponsored By:



  • Facility and Associate Members Registration: (No Fee)
  • Commercial Members Registration: $100 (USD)

Hotel Details:

Embassy Suites Toronto Airport
262 Carlingview Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5G1, Canada 

Conference room rate: $174 (CDN)

Overnight guests should book rooms directly: email Sowmya Boddu, or phone416-674-8442 Ext. 5745.

Daily parking for meeting attendees is complimentary. Guests who are staying overnight with a car, the discounted parking rate is $10.00 per vehicle.

Webcast Option
This workshop also offers a webcast option. Register for the virtual workshop.

ONE Project Summary:

North East LHIN – ONE Project

The 24 hospitals of the NE LHIN are moving forward with the first Canadian multi-Organization MEDITECH READY Expanse implementation in Canada.  

In order to facilitate the entire group of hospitals, an extensive standardization effort was undertaken that developed MEDITECH system standards, clinical standards, and financial standards for all applications prior to implementation. This standards process also fed into the MEDITECH Provincial standards that were being established in order to facilitate the establishment of a MEDITECH HUB for Ontario.  Established standards are enabled and managed via MEDITECH’s Corporate Management Software(CMS).

Build & Implementation
The build based on the standards process, was completed for all 24 sites, but focused on the first 3 sites to go-live based on priority and a mix of attributes including size, complexity, and existing system migration.  The implementation included all the MEDITECH Expanses clinical and financial modules with the exception of Web Ambulatory, Oncology and Patient Portal which are expected to be implemented in later phases on the ONE initiative.

Wave One – first 3 sites LIVE
The first 3 sites to go live were Sault Area Hospital – migration from MEDITECH Client Server, North Bay Regional Health Centre – upgrade from MEDITECH Magic, and West Parry Sound Health Centre – migration from third party legacy software. The system architecture and technical architecture is established in the Ontario MEDITECH Provincial HUB in a hosted environment that can be leveraged by other Health organizations in Ontario