RESTON, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Leidos Health, was certified by MEDITECH as a MEDITECH 6.x READY implementation consulting firm. MEDITECH's READY (Rapid Adoption, Evidence Based, Advanced Workflows, Dedicated Team, and Your Success) 16-month implementation plan focuses on providing a cohesive, integrated, team-oriented approach, targeted toward predictable outcomes in the areas of improved efficiency, improved patient care outcomes, and user proficiency with the system.
With this certification, Leidos Health (a subsidiary of Leidos, formerly known as SAIC, and including the businesses formerly known as maxIT Healthcare and Vitalize Consulting Solutions), is one of several vendors in North America eligible to provide consulting services for the electronic health record (EHR) READY implementation of MEDITECH's full 6.x product suite. In order to be certified, Leidos Health consultants needed to meet certification criteria, including providing evidence of successful 6.x implementation projects and participating in a series of training and testing sessions.
MEDITECH's implementation methodology emphasizes detailed project management, integrated best practice workflows incorporated into team work sessions, evidence/expert based content, inclusion of physicians/clinicians during the implementation, and individualized attention on physician training and adoption. A READY implementation prepares healthcare organizations for 100 percent clinical and physician adoption on Day One of go-LIVE.
Leidos Health has developed a READY methodology that leverages an exclusive strategy management tool that provides custom implementation roadmaps, executive status dashboards, risk tracking and a number of other capabilities that ensure a higher level of project management and leadership engagement. With a long track record of successfully implementing these software systems, Leidos Health is equally adept at working with existing platforms, bringing on new systems, and managing integration across platforms.
"Leidos Health is proud to be a certified consultant for MEDITECH's 6.x READY implementation," said Steve Comber, president of Leidos Health. "READY will provide our customers with the tools needed to predict better outcomes and provide better patient healthcare."
"We're excited to add Leidos Health to our list of certified READY consultants," added MEDITECH 6.x Client Services Vice President, Leah Farina. "These certified consultants will help lead our READY customers to a successful LIVE."
MEDITECH has been the leader in the EHR industry since 1969. MEDITECH's applications unify clinical, administrative, and financial information across healthcare organizations - including acute care, long-term care, home health care, and physician practices. Today, more than 2,300 institutions worldwide use MEDITECH's information systems. For additional information, visit www.meditech.com.
About Leidos Health
Leidos Health is committed to providing the highest quality clinical, business, and IT solutions for healthcare enterprises across the U.S. and Canada. Its services include implementation and optimizations of EHRs for all major vendors, as well as enterprise solutions focused on high-level initiatives such as Meaningful Use, ICD-10 transition, IT strategy, revenue cycle management, accountable care transformation, risk management, technology infrastructure, and project management. For more information, visit www.LeidosHealth.com.
Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering. The Company's 22,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes, and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.77 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2014 after giving effect to the spin-off of the company's technical services and information technology business. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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