March 21, 2018 - The price tag for the VA Cerner implementation contract has spiked by 60 percent, judging by testimony given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. In her opening statement, House Military Construction and VA Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) revealed the cost of VA’s EHR modernization project had increased $6...
March 19, 2018 - At the start of 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced health IT innovation would be a top priority among stakeholders. Three months into the year, this assertion has proven true: Google, Amazon, Apple, and other tech titans have sought to extend their presence into healthcare and push the bounds of innovation related to EHR systems, health data access, and other areas ripe for development....
March 19, 2018 - VA anticipates the Cerner implementation will be less troublesome than the Department of Defense’s (DoD) MHS GENESIS implementation, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “We’re using [DoD’s] lessons to make sure that our contract reflects the issues that we’ve learned, but also that...
March 13, 2018 - Cerner Corporation is holding back its displeasure at the awarding of a University of Illinois Hospitals EHR contract to its chief rival Epic Systems. According to NBC Chicago, Cerner claims the Epic EHR contract will end up costing taxpayers more than $100 million dollars despite a bid of $62 million. Despite a higher bid, Epic beat out Cerner to be the health system enterprise EHR providers....
After months of development, ONC released its Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) draft in an effort to push the healthcare industry closer toward its goal of achieving true interoperability characterized by advanced health data exchange. In accordance with provisions of the 21st Century...
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