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Top 50 Most Popular Hospital Inpatient EHR Systems in US

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The wide range of hospitals and clinics across care settings and specialties investing in EHR technology have fostered a healthy amount of diversity in the inpatient EHR market. Enterprise EHR vendors such as Epic and Cerner continue to dominate...

Tahoe Forest Health System Successfully Launches Epic EHR

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Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) recently went live with its Epic EHR implementation with the help of Mercy Technology Services. The two-hospital health system offers services including 24-hour emergency care, orthopedic services, and cancer...

What Are the Top Hospital Ambulatory EHR Systems?

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The ambulatory EHR market is crowded with a variety of product offerings from huge enterprise EHR vendors such as Cerner and Epic to smaller and specialty EHR companies including Pulse Systems and CPSI’s Healthland. Federal incentive programs...

AMIA Urges ONC Update 2015 Interoperability Roadmap, Standards

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to ONC urging the federal agency to update the 2015 Interoperability Roadmap, enhance testing, and invest in improving health IT standards. The recommendations came...

Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

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Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations –...

Critical Access Hospitals Hardship Exception Deadline Nears

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The hardship exception deadline for critical access hospitals (CAHs) that did not achieve meaningful use during the EHR Incentive Program 2016 reporting period closes on November 30. CAHs looking to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment can apply for...

Newly-Designed Physician EHR Notes May Improve EHR Usability

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Showing less data in physician EHR notes may produce more benefits for physician productivity, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM). The study by Jeffery Beldon, MD et al. compared...

CVS Offering Prescription Benefit Information Through Surescripts

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CVS Health pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) within CVS Caremark will now provide real-time, member-specific prescription benefit information and lower-cost therapeutic alternatives at the point of prescribing through Surescripts functionality....

62 Hospitals Sued for Overbilled Patient EHRs, Falsified Claims

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Sixty-two Indiana hospitals are being sued in a federal civil lawsuit for allegedly falsifying records and participating in a kickback scheme by overbilling for the release of patient EHRs. Unsealed court documents revealed the hospitals allegedly...

Solo Practitioner Not Using EHR System Denied License Reissue

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A New Hampshire judge has denied a request from solo practitioner family physician Anna M. Konopka, MD to regain her medical license in part because of her decision to practice without an EHR system. The octogenarian was forced to stop seeing...

Epic EHR Best Supports Success in Meaningful Use Performance

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A recent study by Holmgren et al. found Epic EHR was associated with significantly higher performance in five of six Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements, beating out Cerner, Allscripts, MEDITECH, and other top health IT companies. Researchers...

Rumored Cerner EHR, Amazon Partnership Talks in Final Stages

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A major Cerner EHR and Amazon partnership will likely be announced at Amazon’s annual conference later this week, according to CNBC. Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy will reportedly discuss the company’s entrance into the...

Rice Hospital, ACMC Health to Merge for Epic Implementation

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Minnesota-based Rice Memorial Hospital and ACMC Health recently approved plans to create a nonprofit health system called Carris Health in an effort to allow the hospital and participating physicians to implement and use Epic EHR. ACMC Health...

GE Healthcare EHR Earns 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification

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GE Healthcare’s EHR and practice management solutions recently received 2015 edition ONC health IT certification to help eligible professionals (EPs) and clinicians successfully meet federal reporting requirements. GE Healthcare’s...

EHRA Recommends CMMI Align Regulations, CEHRT Requirements

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The EHR Association (EHRA) recently submitted a letter to CMS requesting the federal agency align technology requirements of new payment models with requirements related to certified EHR technology (CEHRT). The CEHRT requirements need to be better...

EHR Clinical Decision Support Alerts Increase HPV Vaccination

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Physicians using EHR systems with clinical decision support are more likely to lead to the ordering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines when alerts are included, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC). Bae...

AHA Suggests CMMI Promote Health Data Exchange, Regulatory Relief

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently responded to a CMS request for information (RFI) to set a new direction for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) and stressed the need for improved health data exchange...

Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

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A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation...

Another Michigan Health Information Exchange Qualifies for MiHIN

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Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) recently became Michigan’s 13th health information exchange (HIE) qualified organization by joining the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). As a qualified organization,...

eClinicalWorks Sued for Nearly $1B Due to Faulty Patient EHRs

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eClinicalWorks has been sued for nearly $1 billion in monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty and gross negligence following claims an individual died of cancer due to faulty patient EHRs. Kristina Tot filed the class action lawsuit against...

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