In 1969, Pappalardo and Marble took their MUMPS software and started Meditech. In 1971, they introduced Meditech Interpretive Information System (MIIS) Language, a proprietary version of MUMPS, and started developing various modules of software for the health industry. In 1975, they released a pharmacy system, followed in the next 10 years by modules for payroll, radiology, account payable, blood bank, nursing, and materials management.
Many other subsystems for the health care industry followed. Meditech started using a DEC mainframe computer, and changing with technology to a distributed system with mobile and hand-held devices.
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Medical Information Technology, Inc., commonly known as MEDITECH, was founded by A. Neil Pappalardo and Curt W. Marble who are best known as two of the developers of the MUMPS programming language at Mass General Hospital from 1964 thru 1968. Their work at Mass General was funded by the National Institute of health, making all products they developed public domain. In 1969, Pappalardo and Marble took MUMPS and started MEDITECH.
MEDITECH started developing various modules of software for the health industry. Their first client, Cape Cod Hospital, signed on in 1971. In 1975, they released a pharmacy system, followed in the next 10 years by modules for payroll, radiology, account payable, blood bank, nursing, and materials management. Many other subsystems for the health care industry followed. MEDITECH started using a DEC mainframe computer, and changing with technology to a distributed system with mobile and hand-held devices. MEDITECH's comprehensive, interoperable technology solutions are designed to help healthcare organizations increase patient safety, streamline processes, improve communication, and meet quality goals and objectives by facilitating the seamless exchange of demographic, clinical, and financial information between departments and care teams.
- Health care Information System
- Practice Management Solution
- Home Care Solution
- Long Term Care System
- Behavioral Health System
- Comprehensive Pharmacy Solutions
MEDITECH has 40 years of experience in health care data automation and IT, and more than 2,700 employees. The company has over 2,300 customers worldwide at hospitals and clinics in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Latin America, Mexico, and Spain. Software revenues were $545 million in 2011, ranking #7 on list of major HIS vendors. As of 2013, MEDITECH is the oldest of the 5 major HIS vendors to have never been merged or acquired .
In 2005, HIMSS identified MEDITECH as the dominant player in Electronic Health Records. It ranked first in every evaluation category except surgery, where it ranked second. MEDITECH has at least a 22 percent market penetration in each application .
Meditech Advanced Clinical Systems Client Server 5.6, Received CCHIT Certification and expires Jan. 22, 2011, however, this product has not been tested against the applicable proposed Federal standards in existence on the date of certification for certified EHR technology of its type under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
MEDITECH MAGIC 5.6, Received CCHIT Certification and expires Jan. 22, 2011, however, this product has not been tested against the applicable proposed Federal standards in existence on the date of certification for certified EHR technology of its type under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) .
Meditech Mission statement
MEDITECH's mission is to provide software that enables physicians, nurses, and other clinicians to orchestrate and deliver patient care in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. Our software is integrated in a manner that fully optimizes the financial and business potential of the health care enterprise. 
MUMPS, MIIS, and MAGIC
MUMPS was ANSI and ISO standardized, and served as a basis for MIIS development. In 1977, development started on MAGIC, the successor to MIIS, and development was finished in 1979 . While MUMPS (also known as M) is widely used in health care and financial business software, MIIS and MAGIC remained IP of MEDITECH, and are not marketed outside of the company .
Meditech Pharmacy Solutions
The Meditech pharmacy software provides a comprehensive solution for order entry of both oral and IV medications. The software is well equipped with tools for drug utilization review, decision support, intelligent warnings, messages and rejection notices that help reduce clinical and order entry errors to ensure patient safety and accuracy. With the Meditech pharmacy solutions, the user has access to all relevant data and enterprise-wide clinical information from a single, centralized processing screen and is able to document clinical interventions, generate reports and other statistics. The system is integrated and linked to automatic dispensing cabinets while monitoring and maintaining proper inventory levels. Inventory is controlled by minimizing lost revenue using the option to charge on administration. Overall the software is user-friendly, efficient and meets the standards of Meaningful Use and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009(ARRA).
Meditech Patient Portal
Patient Portal is a one of the requirements needed to reach Meaningful Use(MU)status. Meditech also has given hospitals, providers and patient this very option as well. This feature allows patients and their providers to be interactive, whether it be to view labs or ask for a refill a prescription Meditech has made this possible. Patients can do this safely and securely from their comfort of their homes. 
MEDITECH 6.15 Web Ambulatory EHR v6.15
August 01, 2015 – Canton, MA – MEDITECH 6.15 Web Ambulatory EHR v6.15 has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 2014 Edition Complete Certification from Drummond Group, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program. The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing HER adoption program. Additional software used in the certifications consisted of: DrFirst for e-Prescribing, MS SQL Server, MEDITECH 6.1 Electronic Health Record Core HCIS (Inpatient) with Data Repository, MEDITECH6.1 Patient and Consumer Health Portal, MEDITECH 6.1 Continuity of Care (CCD) Interface Suite, MEDITECH 6.1 Public Health Interface: Transmission to Immunization Registries, MEDITECH 6.1 Public Health Interface: Transmission to Public Health Interface: Transmission to Public Health Agencies for Syndromic Surveillance, and MEDITECH 6.1 Public Health Interface: Transmission to Cancer Registries Interface. 
In 2010, Meditech intended to build new facilities in Freetown, MA and bring 800 new job. However, in 2012 this plan was abandoned due to the discovery of a historic site in the ground. The company has purchased and is currently renovating an office building in another location, Foxboro, MA.
www.meditech.com Company website
http://www.perotsystems.com/Meditech/NewsAndEvents/MAGICtoClientservermigration/HodaInterview.pdf 2008 Interview with Hoda Sayed-Friel, MEDITECH's Vice President of Marketing
- Meditech Mission Statementhttps://www.meditech.com/aboutmeditech/pages/mission.htm
- Meditech Patient and Consumer Health Portalhttps://www.meditech.com/ProductBriefs/pages/productpageptconsumerhealth.htm
- MEDITECH 6.15 Web Ambulatory EHR v6.15 Earns ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group. https://ehr.meditech.com/news/meditech-615-web-ambulatory-ehr-receives-onc-health-it-certification