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Senate Committee Says EHR Modernization Cannot Be Allowed to Fail

January 14, 2019 - 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 projects, namely its EHR modernization effort. “There is no doubt that insufficient resources, a chronic lack of transparency, and an inability to...


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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...

Allscripts, athenahealth Acquisitions Head Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Kate Monica

The EHR market has undergone several shake-ups in the past year, indicating big changes to come as larger EHR vendors cement their presence in the inpatient market and begin branching out into niche areas such as long-term post-acute care...

VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access

by Kate Monica

VA is rolling out standards-based application programming interfaces (APIs) designed to enable health IT developers to build tools that improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health data exchange for veterans and their...

Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges

by Kate Monica

Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and...

VA Achieves Several Milestones in Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Over the past six months, VA has awarded Cerner three task orders, conducted a Current State Review of VA initial operating capability (IOC) care sites, and established 18 EHR councils to support the development of national standardized...

Chicago Plumbers Union to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

A Chicago Plumbers Union recently made the decision to move forward with a Cerner EHR implementation at a new health center currently under development in southwest Chicago. Members of Plumbers Local Union 130 United Association (UA) and...

Epic EHR Ranked Highest for Provider Satisfaction Worldwide

by Kate Monica

Epic EHR is currently dominating the worldwide EHR market in overall user experience, with nearly 90 percent of all surveyed international users reporting high rates of provider satisfaction. This finding comes in the new Global EMR...

Cancer Screening Test Vendor to Launch Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cancer screening test vendor Exact Sciences will launch an Epic EHR implementation to become Epic’s first diagnostic specialty customer, according to Wisconsin State Journal. “Epic will become a core component of our IT...

Two MO Health Systems Collaborate for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Lake Regional Health System and the University of Missouri (MU) Health Care recently teamed up to extend MU Health Care’s Cerner EHR platform to Lake Regional patients and providers. Patients at MU Health Care and...

DoD Leveraging MHS GENESIS EHR System to Reduce Duplicate Testing

by Kate Monica

Four Department of Defense (DoD) care sites are achieving some improvements in clinical efficiency since going live with the MHS GENESIS EHR system, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Patients visiting the...

Using EHR Voice Recognition to Improve Clinical Documentation, Usability

by Kate Monica

EHR tools with voice recognition capabilities can help to reduce data entry duties for healthcare providers and free up time for face-to-face interaction with patients. Hospitals and health systems are increasingly integrating voice...

Most Providers Look to EHR Vendors to Address Opioid Management

by Kate Monica

The vast majority of healthcare organizations expect their EHR vendors to assist in addressing the opioid crisis, according to a new KLAS report. KLAS interviewed 117 clinical and managerial executives from healthcare organizations of...

Two Non-Profit Health Systems Launching EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

Tennessee-based Maury Regional Health and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) in California are each launching new EHR implementations this fall. NVIH went live with eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR system across clinics throughout...

VA, DoD Commit to Enabling EHR Interoperability Between Agencies

by Kate Monica

Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie recently signed a joint statement to confirm their commitment to enabling EHR interoperability and aligning plans, strategies, and structures as their respective Cerner EHR...

Cerner Launching EHR-Integrated Opioid Toolkit for Safe Prescribing

by Kate Monica

Cerner is launching a new suite of EHR-integrated health IT tools in the coming weeks designed to promote safer prescribing practices among clinicians in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. At the 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC),...

VA Awards $11.4M to Liberty IT Solutions to Enhance VistA EHR

by Kate Monica

VA recently awarded Liberty IT Solutions a three-year, $11.4 million task order for the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) Enhancements Phase 2 (EP2), which will help to enhance care coordination and patient health data access for...

32% of EHR Vendors Use FHIR to Meet 2015 Edition CEHRT Requirements

by Kate Monica

Nearly a third of EHR vendors are using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to meet 2015 Edition certification requirements, according to ONC officials. FHIR is an internet-based standard developed and...

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