Doctors Community Hospital Selects Summit Healthcare Tools for MEDITECH 6.0 Migration and Automation

Nashville, TN, (MUSE Booth #815) – Summit Healthcare, a leader in healthcare system integration and task automation, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, MD to provide integration and automation tools to support the organization’s migration to the MEDITECH 6.0 platform. Doctors Community Hospital has contracted for the implementation of Summit Scripting Toolkit (SST) and Summit InSync. Summit Healthcare will also be showcasing all recent MEDITECH 6.0 migration successes at the 2011 International MUSE Conference.

Prior to this partnership, Doctors Community Hospital, a 186-bed acute care medical and surgical hospital, did not have any in-house scripting tool for its staff. The hospital quickly realized a need for automation technology to assist with the large amount of data migration required in order to convert their current system to the new MEDITECH 6.0 system. With its Summit Scripting Toolkit investment, Doctors Community Hospital can utilize SST to handle its data migration efforts and eliminate manual intervention processes that often accompany a system upgrade and migration.

“As Doctors Community Hospital began its strategic plan for the MEDITECH 6.0 migration, we quickly realized the great benefits we could realize leveraging more advanced integration and automation tools,” said Alan Johnson, Chief Information Officer, Doctors Community Hospital. “We chose Summit Healthcare not only because it comes highly recommended within the MEDITECH community, but also we found Summit’s technology to have exceptional ease-of-use that would be invaluable throughout this migration process in minimizing training time and cost.”

Using Summit InSync, Doctors Community Hospital will expedite its initiatives to bring new advanced clinical applications, such as CPOE, eMAR/BMV, etc., online. Summit InSync will also aid in dictionary synchronization and management, including easy creation of test environments to allow trainees to analyze and manage “live” data sets.

“Embarking on a MEDITECH 6.0 migration is a large undertaking and we are pleased to partner with Doctors Community Hospital for its data migration and dictionary management needs. As facilities invest time and resources in the new MEDITECH 6.0 system it is of the utmost importance to build a foundation for ongoing efficiency. The Summit InSync technology enables organizations to manage this laborious task now and for all future releases,” said Ted Rossi, CEO, Summit Healthcare. “I look forward to kicking off the MUSE International conference this week and meeting with facilities much like Doctors Hospital who are beginning the transition to MEDITECH 6.0.”

Doctors Community Hospital is slated for full MEDITECH 6.0 implementation by October 1, 2011.

Summit Healthcare is exhibiting at the 2011 International MUSE Conference, from June 1st to June 3rd, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, in booth #815.

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About Summit Apex
The Summit Apex integrated product suite provides the MEDITECH industry with a comprehensive toolset for integration and automation needs and has quickly become the standard for streamlining efforts. From interface management to data migration and dictionary maintenance efforts, the Summit Apex suite includes:

  • Summit Express Connect — a robust interface engine used by hospitals to maximize and streamline their interface landscape. Allows the ability to leverage existing interfaces and easily connect multiple 3rd party ancillary vendor systems.
  • Summit Provider Exchange — a scalable, secure solution that facilitates the integration of bi-directional patient data between the hospital and the EMR at the physician office or clinic.
  • Summit Scripting Toolkit a full-featured workflow and task automation tool that also provides the means to extract and parse data, and is often used when conventional (HL7) methods to deliver data are not available.
  • Summit InSync — the market leading solution for dictionary maintenance accomplished through a powerful extraction, analysis and update process that ensures dictionaries are synchronized from test to live and across multiple facilities or platforms.
  • Summit Downtime Reporting System — ensures continuous access to critical patient data for clinicians at all times, to ensure quality of care and operational continuity in the event of MEDITECH or network downtime.

For our healthcare clients that do not have the resources to develop and manage interfaces internally, Summit Healthcare offers Integration Outsourcing Services as part of a complete integration package.

About Summit Healthcare

Summit Healthcare is the choice of hospitals and providers who want to take full control of their MEDITECH healthcare systems integration and information management requirements. Since 1999, we have worked to provide the industry with the most flexible integration technology with complimentary tailored services and solutions.

Summit Healthcare continues to grow and has over 1,000 customers in the healthcare market, including close partnerships with complementary technology partners, major system integrators, and value-added resellers. For more information, visit or call 781-519-4840.