St. Luke’s Goes LIVE with MEDITECH Expanse

Regional healthcare system launches web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR) for enhanced patient information sharing

Focused on putting the patient first and providing state-of-the-art care, St. Luke’s Health Care System recently went LIVE with MEDITECH Expanse, the company’s web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The move to Expanse enables the Duluth, Minnesota healthcare system to connect patient information throughout the continuum, providing clinicians a complete view of the patient for enhanced care and quality outcomes.

Providers are now able to access the complete patient story and share data throughout its two hospitals and 44 clinics. The move to Expanse connected St. Luke’s 240 clinic providers and enabled the organization to share one, integrated EHR. St. Luke’s is utilizing MEDITECH’s Acute, ED, and Ambulatory solutions.

“We are excited to launch Expanse because it streamlines how we access and share patient information across our system,” St. Luke’s Information Technology Director Clark Averill said. “Having this system is a win for our patients and our staff.”

A customer since 2002, St. Luke’s partnered with MEDITECH on this project because of its long-standing relationship and collaborative approach to providing solutions that are designed to enhance patient care. The value and sophistication of the EHR were also key factors in St. Luke’s selection of Expanse.

“It is an honor to partner with St. Luke’s to help elevate the patient experience and furnish its healthcare providers with technology that supports their efforts in delivering safe, quality care,” said Helen Waters, executive vice president at MEDITECH. “We value our long-time partnership with this progressive organization, and look forward to seeing them leverage Expanse to meet their evolving needs.”

Serving the residents of Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, St. Luke’s has provided medical leadership since 1881 as the first hospital in Duluth. St. Luke’s is also a member of Wilderness Health, a collaboration of independent providers working together to improve healthcare in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin.