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Poor Staff Training Contributed to Trying Cerner Implementation

February 15, 2018 - Workarounds, poor staff training, and problems with system stabilization and revenue cycle management were the primary causes of complications during a Cerner implementation at Medical Center Health System (MCHS). MCHS President and CEO Rick Napper stated during an Ector County Hospital Board of Directors meeting earlier this week that the challenging EHR implementation is one of the most...


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VA Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations to Be Finalized in February

by Kate Monica

After months of delay, VA Cerner EHR contract negotiations are expected to be finalized by the end of February, according to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) John Short in a recent budget call with reporters. In October 2017, VA Secretary David...

Problems with Cerner EHR Replacement Persist at Banner Health

by Kate Monica

Problems with a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement at Banner Health’s Tucson hospitals and clinics have persisted into 2018, according to a report from Arizona Daily Star. The health system first began experiencing difficulties in October 2017...

Cerner, Children’s Mercy to Foster Pediatric Health IT Innovation

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation will expand its ongoing partnership with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to improve cross-industry education and foster pediatric health IT innovation, the two organizations announced this week.   The organizations...

Alabama Community Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

After an EHR selection process spanning six months, Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) will begin a Cerner implementation to improve patient EHR access and streamline care coordination for providers at the Alabama hospital.  PCMC will...

Cerner, athenahealth Report Success in Changing EHR Market

by Kate Monica

Cerner Corporation and athenahealth reported significant growth in the fourth financial quarter of 2017 after expanding their respective client bases in both the ambulatory and community hospital EHR markets. For its part, Cerner experienced...

Advocate Health Care Replaces Cerner, Allscripts With Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Advocate Health Care recently announced plans to transition from using a combination of Cerner and Allscripts EHR systems to a single Epic EHR. Illinois’ largest health system made the decision to switch to a single Epic EHR and revenue...

Coast Guard May Implement Cerner EHR System Mirroring DoD, VA

by Kate Monica

The Coast Guard should seriously consider implementing a Cerner EHR system to mirror that of the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA, according to testimony from GAO Director of Information Technology Management Issues David Powner at a recent...

athenahealth Overtakes Cerner in KLAS Physician Practice Rankings

by Kate Monica

athenahealth beat out Cerner, Allscripts, and eClinicalWorks in the 2018 KLAS overall physician practice vendor rankings in KLAS’s Software & Services report. While athenahealth held its own, enterprise EHR giant Epic received Best...

Perry County Memorial Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Missouri will soon begin a Cerner implementation across all acute and ambulatory care sites. The integrated Cerner Millenium EHR will enable providers at the community hospital to access comprehensive...

Novant Health, Wake Forest Enter Epic MyChart Collaboration

by Kate Monica

Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina recently merged Epic MyChart accounts to ensure patients visiting either organization have access to their complete EHRs.  The collaboration called Happy Together went live on...

DoD MHS Genesis EHR Implementation Proceeding on Schedule

by Kate Monica

The Department of Defense (DoD) is still on schedule with its MHS Genesis EHR system rollout, officials told FCW. The $4.3-billion Cerner EHR system has received a significant amount of complaints from users related to problems with clinician...

VA Stalls Cerner EHR Contract for Interoperability Assessment

by Kate Monica

VA has put Cerner EHR contract negotiations on hold to conduct an independent interoperability assessment, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin at a Senate committee hearing earlier this week.  The federal agency announced...

VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized, Federal News Radio reported. The federal agency will collaborate...

Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

by Kate Monica

The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system launch....

Cerner Appoints Brent Shafer CEO, Chairman of the Board

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently appointed Brent Shafer as its new CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors starting February 1. Brent Shafer previously served as Philips North America CEO. The health IT portfolio at Philips under Shafer’s watch included...

275 Adventist Health Jobs Transition to Cerner for Partnership

by Kate Monica

Adventist Health will transition about 275 jobs from its headquarters in Roseville, California to Cerner Corporation. Approximately 190 of these jobs will become health IT positions. The other 85 positions will transition to revenue processing....

EHR Optimization Before, During, and After Implementation

by Kate Monica

As EHR adoption becomes nearly ubiquitous across all hospital specialties, many providers are also becoming increasingly frustrated with the technology. Well-informed EHR optimization decisions throughout the many phases of implementation can...

Indian Health Service Requests Information for EHR Modernization

by Kate Monica

The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently issued a request for information (RFI) for its upcoming EHR modernization in an effort to improve interoperability. The HHS-affiliated federal agency clarified that the RFI is not a request for proposal...

Cerner Protests $62M Epic EHR Implementation at UI Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently filed a protest against the $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center, claiming the bidding process was unfair and potentially influenced by a conflict of interest....

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