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

January 31, 2019 - 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 scheduling system. That contract is now canceled to pave the way for Cerner’s scheduling software, a component of the $10-billion EHR modernization...


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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...

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...

Cerner Bringing Prescription Drug Pricing to Point of Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

On Thursday, the Kansas City-based company announced that a CoverMyMeds solution for reviewing prescription pricing information during a doctor’s visit would be integrated into its electronic prescribing tool, Cerner...

Cerner EHR Implementation to Support Behavioral Health at Spectrum

by Kate Monica

Spectrum Health & Human Services will launch a Cerner EHR implementation project through Cerner’s Community Behavioral Health deployment model to improve the mental and behavioral health of individuals throughout western New...

IN Rep Demands Transparency on VA EHR Modernization Leadership

by Kate Monica

House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) urged VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to improve transparency into VA EHR modernization project leadership in a recent letter. Banks also requested that Wilkie...

Interim CHIO Genevieve Morris Resigns from VA Cerner EHR Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

Genevieve Morris has resigned her role as Interim Chief Health Information Officer for the Office of EHR Modernization (OEHRM) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In a resignation letter delivered to both HHS Secretary Alex Azar...

Trump Nominates James Gfrerer as VA CIO, Assistant IT Secretary

by Kate Monica

President Trump has nominated James Paul Gfrerer to spearhead the IT department at VA, according to a public statement from the White House. The former marine and executive director at Ernst & Young — a cybersecurity practice...

Senate Confirms Robert Wilkie as New VA Secretary

by Kate Monica

In an 86 to 9 vote on Monday night, the Senate confirmed former Department of Defense (DoD) Undersecretary Robert Wilkie as the new VA secretary, according to CNN. “I applaud the United States Senate for confirming Robert Wilkie as...

Banner Health $45M Cerner EHR Replacement Led to Medical Errors

by Kate Monica

Providers at Tucson-based Banner Health filed several medical error reports following a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement, according to public records from an Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) investigation obtained by the Arizona...

Judge Approves $4.5M Settlement in Cerner Overtime Claims Case

by Elizabeth Snell

U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan Jr. approved the $4.5 million settlement in the Cerner overtime compensation class-action lawsuit on June 11, according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Cerner first agreed to the settlement in...

VA Cerner EHR Implementation to Go Live at IOC Sites By March 2020

by Kate Monica

Care sites within the VA Cerner EHR implementation initial operating capability (IOC) in the Pacific Northwest should be live and fully-functional by March 2020, according to testimony from VA officials at a recent House Committee on...

Impacts of Key Cerner EHR Implementations for 2018

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare continues to evolve, with providers of all sizes and with varying specialties working to implement the latest technologies while still ensuring patient care remains a top priority. Many organizations are considering new EHR...

House to Form VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight Panel

by Kate Monica

House representatives recently announced plans to form an oversight panel to ensure the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR implementation goes smoothly, according to the Military Times. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN)...

Peter O’Rourke to Replace Robert Wilkie as Acting VA Secretary

by Kate Monica

The White House recently announced Peter O’Rourke will serve as the new acting VA secretary in place of recent VA secretary nominee Robert Wilkie, who will return to his post as Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness...

Cerner, Epic Systems Account for 51.5% Acute Care Hospital Market

by Elizabeth Snell

With both Cerner and Epic Systems either netting more acute care hospitals as customers or not losing any EHR customers, the two vendors combined for just over half of the US acute care hospital market share, according to recent KLAS...

House Passes Bill on VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight

by Elizabeth Snell

Congress will potentially have greater oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation, as the Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017 (HR 4245) continues to move through the legislative...

Cerner Head Talks “Negative Information” on VA Cerner EHR Contract

by Elizabeth Snell

There has been a lot of “negative information” out in the news recently concerning the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR contract, but the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA both understand the value of Cerner’s work, company...

Crisp Regional Health to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Georgia-based Crisp Regional Health recently announced plans to begin a Cerner EHR implementation at all acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care facilities to streamline clinical and administrative operations across the care...

Trump Officially Nominates Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

by Kate Monica

President Trump recently announced Robert Wilkie will be the next VA secretary nominee in the running to replace former VA Secretary David Shulkin and spearhead the agency during its Cerner EHR implementation, according to CNN. Wilkie is...

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