New president and CEO at MEDITECH
July 14, 2021
WESTWOOD, Mass. – MEDITECH announced that Michelle O’Connor (pictured) has been appointed as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this role, O’Connor served as President and Chief Operating Officer. She takes over for Howard Messing, who is now Vice Chairman on the company’s Board of Directors. MEDITECH’s health information software is used by many hospitals in Canada, as well as many facilities in the United States and around the world.
“In the more than 30 years that Michelle has been part of the MEDITECH family, she has held numerous roles and helped shape many aspects of our business,” said MEDITECH Vice Chairman Howard Messing.
“She is committed to developing innovative technologies and cultivating a workforce of talented and creative people, while also maintaining a focus on the company’s business needs. It is a natural transition for Michelle to take the reins and guide MEDITECH to its next chapter.”
O’Connor joined the EHR vendor in 1988 as an implementation programmer. She soon transitioned to a management role, spearheading process changes and technical support procedures. She also played a key role in modernizing legacy applications, overseeing physician product development, and moving to an agile development platform.
Throughout the years, O’Connor has leveraged her development experience to understand and address complex healthcare IT challenges, even those as monumental as adapting technologies and services to assist customers throughout the recent pandemic.
“This has been a very difficult time for our healthcare partners and it’s been our privilege to support them by every means possible. We are so proud of their efforts. They have truly risen to the challenge,” said O’Connor.
“We have already seen first-hand how innovations such as the cloud and virtual care can make a huge difference for clinicians and the communities they serve. And collaborating with our great team of technology professionals, I know we will continue to innovate in ways that meet the evolving needs of our customers. As we look forward, I’m honored to be leading MEDITECH into this next phase of our evolution.”
MEDITECH has driven EHR innovation during every stage of the industry’s evolution. Today we’re helping healthcare organizations around the world expand their vision of what’s possible with MEDITECH Expanse, a web-based EHR that’s setting new standards for usability, efficiency, and clinician satisfaction. Our software is used by a quarter of all hospitals in the U.S., nearly half of all Canadian hospitals, and healthcare organizations in 23 countries. We help power the best care possible in every care setting, from acute centers and ambulatory practices, to home health agencies, long-term care facilities, patients’ homes and beyond. Expand your possibilities and see why KLAS rates MEDITECH Expanse the #1 EHR in three categories, and the #2 Overall Software Suite. Visit ehr.meditech.com and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.