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VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

December 11, 2017 - A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of VA’s EHR modernization efforts, GAO found the federal agency spent the more than $1.1 billion developing, implementing, and contracting assistance for...


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Steward Health System Expands MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Steward Health Care System recently announced eight of its hospitals in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida will implement MEDITECH Web EHR by 2018. The health system has been a MEDITECH EHR user for 19 years. MEDITECH’s physician-designed...

Epic EHR Best Supports Success in Meaningful Use Performance

by Kate Monica

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

by Kate Monica

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...

Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Likely to Top Out at $10B

by Kate Monica

VA will likely dole out $10 billion for the Cerner implementation contract, according recently unsealed documents in the CliniComp case against the federal agency. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the Court of Federal Claims ruled CliniComp lacked...

Cerner, MEDITECH Offer Most EHR Solutions Across Care Continuum

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report focused on which health IT companies best help users adapt to each care setting found Cerner and MEDITECH to be leading the way in developing solutions across the care continuum. However, most large health systems still choose...

Congress Seeks Improved Oversight of VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Four House Representatives have introduced legislation to increase Congress’s oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), Subcommittee...

Major EHR Companies to Integrate New Surescripts Pharmacy Tool

by Kate Monica

Surescripts is now offering a real-time prescription benefit tool as well as an expanded prior authorization solutions integrated directly into physician EHR systems to assist with prescription decision-making processes. The health information...

Rocky Cerner EHR Implementation Spurs Conflict, Billing Problems

by Kate Monica

Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Texas has experienced persistent billing problems and rising tensions between management and hospital staff following a Cerner EHR implementation that went live earlier this year. The Cerner EHR system is...

Cerner Seeks EHR Contracts with More Government Agencies

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation recently held its third quarter 2017 earnings call with investors and expressed an interest in landing EHR contracts with additional federal agencies beyond the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs...

VA to Complete Cerner EHR Implementation in 7 to 8 Years

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fully complete the Cerner EHR implementation and transition all VA patient health records to the new system in seven to eight years, according to testimony from VA Secretary David A. Shulkin, MD at...

Federal Judge Dismisses Case Over VA Cerner EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by San Diego-based health IT company CliniComp to overturn the VA decision to select Cerner Corporation as its commercial EHR provider. CliniComp sued the federal government in August for awarding...

Epic Named Best EDIS Enterprise Vendor in Overall Satisfaction

by Kate Monica

The September 2017 KLAS report for emergency department information system (EDIS) usability showed provider leadership at organizations using Epic EHR have significantly higher rates of overall satisfaction than those using other enterprise...

Cerner Releases Consumer-Facing EHR to Improve Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Cerner confirmed its commitment to improving interoperability at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference earlier this week by offering a new consumer-directed patient EHR. Cerner President Zane Burke announced the consumer-directed patient health record...

Cerner Extends Free CommonWell Services to Users Until 2020

by Kate Monica

Cerner President Zane Burke announced at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference that the health IT company will be extending free CommonWell services to all Cerner users through 2020. Initially, CommonWell services were made free to all Cerner users...

VA to Award Cerner EHR Implementation Contract Within 30 Days

by Kate Monica

VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the federal agency will award its EHR implementation contract to Cerner Corporation in the next thirty days. The announcement came during the recent Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing last week. The...

Cerner Named Top EHR Vendor for IT Outsourcing by Black Book

by Kate Monica

A new Black Book survey puts Cerner Corporation atop all EHR vendors for it end-to-end, complex health IT outsourcing solutions in hospitals and physician groups across the United States. Researchers polled 1,587 health IT users currently outsourcing...

DoD Completes Third MHS Genesis EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently launched its Department of Defense (DoD) EHR system, MHS Genesis, at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Seattle, marking the third successful roll out for the pilot. "Over the past several years, members of the Navy Medicine...

WI Health System Suing Cerner for $16M for Faulty Software

by Kate Monica

A Wisconsin health system is suing Cerner Corporation for breach of warranty and fraud over issues stemming from its billing software that allegedly led to more than $16 million in losses. Agnesian Healthcare Inc. filed the complaint on September...

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