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Definition: MEDITECH

(Medical Information Technology, Inc., Westwood, MA, www.meditech.com) A leading supplier of integrated healthcare information systems. Founded in 1969, its first packaged applications were introduced in the mid-1970s. Neil Pappalardo and Curtis Marble, two of the company's five co-founders, had previously developed the MUMPS programming language at Massachusetts General Hospital.

MEDITECH offers hospitals, physicians, clinics and home healthcare providers a variety of software products for medical accounting, patient care and laboratory operations. See M, MIIS and healthcare IT.