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Neutrality[edit]

This article reads like a press release, mostly promotional-style verbiage about the company's products. Although one of the four sources points to a newspaper article, three link to promotional material for the company, which is hardly unbiased original research. Two of the cited "sources" link directly to marketing material on Meditech's Web site and the other links to a page containing a promotional blurb written by Meditech.

Anonymous IP's edits placed below[edit]

An anonymous IP edited this page extensively the other day, and while some of the information looks pretty useful, I can't escape the marketing nature of this text. That said, I have placed it below so that the useful bits can be wikified, and integrated into the article. Hiberniantears 12:50, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Medical Information Technology, Inc., commonly known at MEDITECH, was founded in 1969 by its chair and CEO Neil Pappalardo. MEDITECH is a Massachusetts-based software and service company serving the medical community. Their information systems are installed in health care organizations throughout the world, with most customers located in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The organizations they serve include Physician Practices, Ambulatory Care Centers, Acute Care Hospitals, Long-Term Care Facilities, Home Health Care Agencies, and Nursing Homes. A broad range of clinical, financial, and administrative personnel in these facilities use their systems.

MEDITECH information systems are installed globally in more than 1,500 enterprises worldwide. Their Health Care Information System (HCIS) services health care organizations of all sizes and combinations, from a 16-bed hospital in Alaska to interstate integrated care delivery systems numbering thousands of beds and providers.

MEDITECH offers their Health Care Information System (HCIS) (a.k.a. Hospital Information System, HIS) on both a Windows-based Client/Server platform and on their proprietary MAGIC operating system. The programming language used is also called MAGIC. NPR is the name of their report writer.

MEDITECH has a loyal customer base and a very supportive user group. The official user group for MEDITECH is named MUSE (Medical Users Software Exchange) and can be found at www.museweb.org. MUSE is designed as a communication and support network for facilities and vendors working within the MEDITECH HCIS. Each spring, MUSE stages its annual International MUSE Conference, and, in the fall, regional conference are held throughout North America. The success of the organization is due to the commitment of its volunteers. Over the years, hundreds of dedicated users have given their time to organize conferences, educate their peers, and ensure that their user group continues to grow and prosper.

Another support tool is the MEDITECH-L Listserv. The MTUsers.com web site and the meditech-l email lists are maintained by a small group of volunteers who make a large investment (labor and financial) in keeping these email lists working and helping all of us, users and vendors, in the MEDITECH community.

Another resource to MEDITECH users is The MEDITECH Community Bulletin. This is a periodic electronic newsletter which offers FREE subscriptions to MEDITECH users. The MEDITECH Community Bulletin discusses news and topics relevant to the MEDITECH community, and provides a forum for readers to contribute ideas, articles, and tips.

Which came first?[edit]

MUMPS or MIIS? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.22.229.101 (talk) 20:34, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Neil Pappalardo and Curt Marble developed the first MUMPS (MGH Utility Multi-Programming System) language/OS when he was working at MGH - MIIS (Meditech Interpretive Information System) was a derivative/improvement that was created at MEDITECH and thus owned solely by MEDITECH. MIIS incorporated language enhancements/extensions and syntax additions that the MDC (MUMPS Development Committee) could not agree to include in the MUMPS standard, so Meditech broke from the standard in order to include the modifications. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.91.39.59 (talk) 00:28, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

In 1982, MEDITECH created (not adopted) the MAGIC programming language. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.228.149.133 (talk) 23:13, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Market Share[edit]

As of today (March 7th 2011) the article still references a report from HIMSS stating Meditech had a market share of 22% in the US and close to 40% in Canada. The cited report covers the period 1998-2005... a lifetime ago in IT terms. Does anyone have a reference to their CURRENT market share? Also what is this market share based on -- the number of hospitals using a given system (which would equally weight a small 10-bed rural hospital and a 1500-bed medical center, potentially giving skewed results), revenue-based market share based on new sales, ...? I'll have to research this to get some more data, but in the meantime if anyone has more recent citations re. market share, please add to the article, as it's a very relevant point. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.50.133.128 (talk) 15:12, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

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