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Cerner Implementation

VA Signs $10B Cerner EHR Implementation Contract

by Kate Monica

VA has signed a $10 billion Cerner EHR implementation contract to replace its homegrown legacy VistA system after months of ongoing negotiations. “I am pleased to announce we have signed a contract with Cerner today that will...

Congress: “Malign Neglect” Impedes VA Cerner EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

Members of Congress issued a letter to VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman stating their disapproval for the way VA Cerner EHR contract negotiations have been carried out and expressing concern over the appointment of Acting VA CIO Camilo...

VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day

by Kate Monica

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, VA CFO and Assistant Secretary for Management John Rychalski told the VA subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,...

MU Health Care Extends Cerner EHR to 100-Bed Community Hospital

by Kate Monica

Jefferson City-based Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) will implement Cerner EHR with the help of University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in an effort to improve health data exchange and care coordination between organizations. MU...

VA Under Fire for Cerner EHR Contract Delay, Outside Interference

by Kate Monica

VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA) recently requested that VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie and VA Inspector General Michael...

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Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, has withdrawn as Trump’s VA secretary nominee, according to a public statement he released April 26.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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Department of State Issues RFI for New EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The US Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Medical Services (MED) recently issued a request for information (RFI) to identify potential health IT companies capable of meeting the department’s needs for a new EHR implementation. MED...

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