April 19, 2018 - UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract. An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding University of Illinois (UI) Hospitals’ multimillion-dollar Epic EHR implementation contract due to a potential conflict of interest, according...
April 18, 2018 - The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders are working to make headway toward enabling improvements: in March 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now joined forces to establish an oversight...
April 18, 2018 - VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s acting CIO since October 2017 and had played a significant part in launching VA’s replacement of the homegrown VistA system with a commercial...
April 10, 2018 - The Coast Guard recently announced it will adopt the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system by joining the federal agency’s existing $4.3 billion contract with Leidos and Cerner EHR. This announcement follows the Coast Guard’s decision in 2016 to terminate a $14 million Epic EHR implementation contract and revert back to paper records. Defense Healthcare...
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