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October 12 - Jari Davis - Meditec.com

Posted By Russ Johnson, Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Meditec.com is an online training site for medical transcription, coding etc. Jari Davis, founder and CEO, is an extraordinary trailblazer: She trained staff and set up a complete program for abstracting, amalgamating, processing and reporting statistical medical information for the World Health Organization (WHO ) and various NIH federal grants to the University of Utah medical center.  She co-developed the first tumor registry program in Utah, was the first Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) in Utah, and the company she founded, was one of the first companies to deliver  training on the Internet.
 
By recognizing a need in the medical area, she not only made a place for herself in the business world by at first meeting that need through transcribing medical notes at home, but she went on to create Meditech, Inc., a medical transcription company providing out-source transcription services for hospitals and physicians, and remains its President and Chief Executive Officer. She developed innovative systems to outsource dictation and transcription, management, sales, and the development of training processes for medical transcriptionists. All of this was long before mothers in the workplace were socially accepted.
 

In 1979, her company provided one of the earliest versions of online timeshare billing and patient management services to doctors and hospitals for remote applications. The company now added medical billing, coding, consulting, and practice management to its services repertoire. Meditech’s exposure to this type of service and the various software deficiencies in its integral function ultimately led Ms. Davis to develop the schema for a complete patient information, tracking, accounts receivable, and ad hoc reporting system, TRIAGE. The software Meditech developed was successfully used for existing Meditech clients and worked very nicely for a complex multi-year development program contracted by Meditech with the Utah State Department of Health to track and bill for special needs patients, as well as accumulating sufficient data to report to departments and legislators to aid in budgetary considerations. The Meditech software, TRIAGE, was a big hit and was subsequently sold to medical users with the aid of IBM.

In the early 1990s, a staff member of Meditech insisted the Internet would initiate very fundamental changes to the way the world worked, including online education and suggested the training be formalized and sold on the Net. Though not entirely convinced, Ms. Davis authored the company’s educational training products to deliver online training protocols, and Meditec.com was born, one of the first companies to deliver online training on the Internet. Today, Meditec.com provides training programs for medical transcription, coding, billing, practice management, and legal programs. These training programs are used internationally and are considered cutting edge methodologies.
 
She presented some excellent information with a great sense of humor. What a terrific addition to our Entrepreneurship Seminars!

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