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Cerner Sees Benefit to API Development in CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

by Kate Monica

Cerner supports policies part of the fiscal year 2019 CMS IPPS proposed rule related to promoting the development of application programming interfaces (APIs) and improving interoperability, Cerner executives told Kansas City Business Journal....

DoD MHS GENESIS EHR System Has 6K Unresolved Trouble Tickets

by Kate Monica

DoD has so far resolved about 1,000 of a total of 7,000 trouble tickets submitted by clinicians to report problems with the MHS GENESIS EHR system, according to Defense Healthcare Management Systems Program Executive Director Stacy Cummings....

NC Hospital to Swap Cerner System for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Cape Fear Valley Health in North Carolina recently announced a decision to launch an Epic EHR replacement project to swap out its Cerner EHR system. The new Epic system will provide a single, unified EHR platform for all hospitals and clinics...

Ronny Jackson Withdraws as Presidential VA Secretary Nominee

by Kate Monica

Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, has withdrawn as Trump’s VA secretary nominee, according to a public statement he released April 26. Trump selected the presidential physician to lead VA shortly after former VA Secretary David Shulkin,...

Senate May Postpone VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing

by Kate Monica

The Senate may postpone the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, MD, to take the helm as the new VA Secretary in place of former secretary David Shulkin, MD, according to Washington Post. This decision to delay Jackson’s confirmation...

VA Cerner EHR Contract Will Advance Despite Leadership Changes

by Kate Monica

VA will continue working to finalize the Cerner EHR contract despite former VA CIO Scott Blackburn and former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s sudden departure from the federal department, Blackburn stated at a recent Government Information...

Cerner EHR Partly Blamed for Hospital Billing Issues, Bankruptcy

by Kate Monica

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s former management company — Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) — has pointed to problems with the hospital’s Cerner EHR as responsible for ongoing cash flow and payroll issues. HCCA,...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

by Kate Monica

Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of standalone...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

by Kate Monica

VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to implement...

DoD Providers Prefer MHS GENESIS EHR System Over Legacy System

by Kate Monica

Some healthcare providers at Department of Defense (DoD) care sites already prefer the MHS GENESIS EHR system to the federal department’s legacy AHLTA system, according to Pensacola News Journal. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor family physician...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from physicians...

VA, DoD EHR Modernization to Drive Federal Health IT Growth

by Kate Monica

Over the next five years, growth in federal health IT will primarily be driven by investments at VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) for EHR modernization efforts, according to the Federal Market Analysis team at GovWin from Deltek.  ...

Coast Guard to Join DoD MHS GENESIS Contract, Implement Cerner EHR

by Kate Monica

The Coast Guard recently announced it will adopt the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system by joining the federal agency’s existing $4.3 billion contract with Leidos and Cerner EHR. This announcement follows...

Rural Illinois ACO to Implement Cerner Population Health Platform

by Kate Monica

Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) recently selected Cerner HealtheIntent to serve as its population health management platform in an effort to improve care quality for Medicare patients statewide. The accountable care organization...

California Teaching Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

California-based Kern Medical recently announced it will begin a Cerner EHR implementation to improve care coordination for all providers and hospital staff at the 222-bed acute care teaching hospital. Along with Cerner Millenium, Kern Medical...

TX Hospital Blames Cerner EHR Implementation for Financial Woes

by Kate Monica

Officials at a Texas health system are partially blaming a troublesome Cerner EHR implementation for continued financial losses and a bond downgrade. Odessa American reported Ector County Hospital District (ECHD) recently had its bonds downgraded...

Trump Administration Ousts VA Secretary David Shulkin

by Kate Monica

President Trump has fired VA Secretary David Shulkin following accusations from the federal agency’s Inspector General that Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Shulkin had also been under fire after reports...

Cerner, Epic 2015 CEHRT Most Commonly Used by Eligible Clinicians

by Kate Monica

The highest number of eligible hospitals and clinicians used the 2015 edition Certified EHR technology (CEHRT) from Cerner and Epic to attest to meaningful use from 2011 to 2016, according to ONC. ONC recently posted two data visualizations demonstrating...

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