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IA Hospital Integrates Customized Clinical Workflows Into Cerner EHR

March 19, 2019 - Des Moines-based Mercy Medical Center is integrating specialized clinical workflows with its Cerner EHR system to standardize and streamline care management for patients with diabetes. Mercy Medical Center signed a multi-year contract with health IT solutions vendor TransformativeMed to utilize its GlycemiCare tool. GlycemiCare is a CORE Value Suite app that standardizes EHR clinical...


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Billing Problems Caused By Cerner EHR Costs NY Hospital $38M

by Kate Monica

New York-based Glen Falls Hospital lost $38 million in revenue in 2017 due to problems with its Cerner EHR system, which resulted in persistent billing errors. Glen Falls officials reduced operating costs and laid off employees throughout...

Trump 2020 Budget Request Includes $1.6B for VA EHR Modernization

by Kate Monica

The Trump Administration has requested $1.6 billion to fund the VA EHR modernization project in 2020. “The EHR is a high-priority initiative that would ensure a seamlessly integrated healthcare record between the Department of...

Alabama Health System Begins Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Escambia County Healthcare Authority in Alabama is taking steps to launch a new Cerner EHR implementation across its facilities as part of an effort to streamline patient health data access and exchange across care settings. ECHA will...

PMC Regional Hospital Completes MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

PMC Regional Hospital in New Albany, Indiana recently completed a MEDITECH EHR implementation to streamline health data access and exchange across the health system. The hospital went live with MEDITECH’s web-based Expanse EHR...

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Selects Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Sturdy Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Attleboro, Massachusetts recently signed a seven-year agreement to replace its existing health IT system with a Cerner EHR implementation. The 132-bed community hospital will implement Cerner’s...

Epic, Cerner Seamlessly Present Unstructured Data In EHR Interface

by Kate Monica

A KLAS 2019 Interoperability report lauded Epic and Cerner for their ability to present unstructured data such as labs and physician notes in a usable format through the EHR interface. KLAS researchers analyzed data from thousands of...

KY Health System Launches Epic EHR Tool to Cut Patient Delays

by Kate Monica

Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky recently launched an Epic EHR tool designed to help patients through the discharge process faster and decrease length of stay. The Discharge Readiness tool allows providers to identify common,...

VA Cerner EHR Implementation Will Launch Across Care Sites By 2028

by Kate Monica

VA is expected to go live with its Cerner EHR implementation across all care sites by 2028, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Dalton delivered this news and other updates about Cerner’s ongoing work...

OH Hospital Points to EHR Implementation for $22.6M in Losses

by Kate Monica

Ohio-based Fairfield Medical Center experienced $22.6 million in operating losses due to the expenses associated with a Cerner EHR implementation in 2018, according to Columbus Business First. Fairfield Medical Center CFO Sky Gettys...

Nanaimo Hospital Physicians Remain Dissatisfied With Cerner EHR

by Kate Monica

Physicians at Nanaimo General Regional Hospital are still manually ordering medication through paper-based processes nearly three years after going live with a Cerner EHR implementation, according to the Time Colonist. Physician David...

Cerner Advancing Capabilities to Improve EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Cerner is releasing several new capabilities for users of its health IT solutions through 2020 as part of an effort to improve EHR interoperability and health data exchange. The health IT company is presenting coming interoperability...

Lawmakers Want Cooperation from VA on EHR Modernization

by Fred Donovan

A group of bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter Feb. 4 to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie encouraging him and his leadership to work with Congress on implementing the department’s $10-billion EHR modernization, “one...

VA to Fast-Track Cerner Scheduling Software, Abandon Epic MASS

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A few years have passed since the Department of Veterans Affairs came to terms with the scheduling crisis in Phoenix that led to numerous leadership changes and a financial commitment of more than $600 million to implement an Epic...

CA Behavioral Health Nonprofit Will Launch Cerner EHR System

by Kate Monica

A nonprofit behavioral health services organization recently made the decision to implement a Cerner EHR system across its facilities as part of an effort to improve the mental health of residents of Northern California. Remi Vista will...

VA Seeks Contractor To Conduct Cerner EHR Implementation Testing

by Kate Monica

VA recently issued a request for information (RFI) about contractors able to assist with testing the federal agency’s Cerner EHR implementation. Cerner officially clinched the $10 billion VA EHR implementation contract in May, 2018....

Senate Committee Says EHR Modernization Cannot Be Allowed to Fail

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a letter to newly appointed VA CIO James Gfrerer, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Jon Tester (D-MT) detailed the level of scrutiny the federal agency will be under for its high-profile and experience IT...

Senate Confirms VA CIO, Will Oversee EHR Modernization Project

by Jessica Davis

The Senate confirmed the Trump administration’s nominee for the Department of Veterans Chief Information Officer James Gfrerer, a former marine and Ernst & Young cybersecurity executive. Gfrerer will be the first permanent CIO...

Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) recently made the decision to launch a Cerner EHR implementation project as part of an effort to modernize its health IT infrastructure and improve the quality of care delivery. The Washington-based hospital will...

VA Considers Swapping Epic Scheduling System With Cerner Software

by Kate Monica

VA is leaning toward scrapping its 2015 scheduling system contract with Epic in favor of Cerner’s scheduling software, according to Subcommittee on Technology Modernization chairman Jim Banks (R-IN.) In a letter to VA Acting Deputy...

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