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Meditech Expanding EHR Feature-Sets Internationally

Meditech, an American electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has released its Fall Risk Management Toolkit for customers in the Canadian marketplace.

  • The Fall Risk Management Toolkit is part of Meditech’s broader EHR suite. The toolkit provides functionality for identifying and managing fall risk patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Best practices from the Canadian Patient Safety Institute are now included in the Fall Risk Management Toolkit.
  • Meditech is one of the few vendors offering a homegrown fall risk tool. Fall risk management systems are typically offered as standalone products that need to integrate with the EHR via APIs (application programming interfaces). Source: Meditech at SoftwareReviews, Accessed August 2019

Our Take

  • While the expansion of the Fall Risk Toolkit is a boon for Canadian customers, a noteworthy implication stems from Mediticech’s decision to allocate resources to expanding EHR functionality for international markets. EHR vendors in the United States are struggling to compete with Cerner and Epic’s near duopoly of the EHR marketplace. Therefore, EHR vendors have begun to take aim at the international markets.
  • Expanding focus beyond the United States has already paid dividends for Meditech. In Canada, the vendor secured an EHR deal with the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and in England Meditech was accepted as an Accredited EHR supplier for the NHS (National Health Service).
  • Historically, EHR vendors focused on domestic growth as navigating regulation across a variety of geographies is a complex undertaking. We expect to see growth in the number of players servicing the global EHR market as vendors become tired of competing with Cerner and Epic and take notice of Meditech’s success outside of the America.

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