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EHR Implementation Projects Impact EHR Optimization Efforts

March 21, 2016 - A hasty approach to EHR implementation presents healthcare organizations and providers now with opportunities for EHR optimization through a thorough, data-driven assessment of EHR technology already in place, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report on EHR data. As the authors of the report observe, current EHR optimization opportunities are likely showing themselves now that...


EHR Implementation Timelines and Checklists

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system into a hospital is a long process. To ensure that the system is deployed in a timely manner and used in a meaningful fashion, it is first necessary to establish a realistic timetable for achieving objectives. The project will extend from preliminary assessments of your current infrastructure to the live launch and beyond to efforts to sustain the use of the system. 

We have put together some useful EHR Implementation timelines and checklists for Physician practices and hospitals:

EHR implementation timeline for hospitals

EHR implementation timeline for small practices

EHR implementation checklist for hospitals

EHR implementation checklist for small practices

 

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VA Cerner EHR Implementation Will Launch Across Care Sites By 2028

by Kate Monica

VA is expected to go live with its Cerner EHR implementation across all care sites by 2028, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Dalton delivered this news and other updates about Cerner’s ongoing work...

OH Hospital Points to EHR Implementation for $22.6M in Losses

by Kate Monica

Ohio-based Fairfield Medical Center experienced $22.6 million in operating losses due to the expenses associated with a Cerner EHR implementation in 2018, according to Columbus Business First. Fairfield Medical Center CFO Sky Gettys...

Nanaimo Hospital Physicians Remain Dissatisfied With Cerner EHR

by Kate Monica

Physicians at Nanaimo General Regional Hospital are still manually ordering medication through paper-based processes nearly three years after going live with a Cerner EHR implementation, according to the Time Colonist. Physician David...

Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

by Kate Monica

Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

EHR Use Satisfaction Higher at EMRAM Stage 7 Health Systems

by Kate Monica

Physicians at healthcare organizations that have achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS electronic medical record adoption model (EMRAM) maturity model report higher levels of EHR use satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. In...

Catholic Health System Invests $135M in Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Catholic Health System in Western New York is swapping their existing EHR system for Epic as part of a $135 million EHR replacement project, according to The Buffalo News. The multimillion-dollar project is the most expensive investment...

Lawmakers Want Cooperation from VA on EHR Modernization

by Fred Donovan

A group of bipartisan lawmakers sent a letter Feb. 4 to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie encouraging him and his leadership to work with Congress on implementing the department’s $10-billion EHR modernization, “one...

Bipartisan Policy Center Promotes EHR Use in Mental Healthcare

by Kate Monica

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently recommended policymakers encourage or require mental healthcare providers to adopt EHR systems in a January report detailing opportunities to integrate clinical and mental healthcare. The Washington,...

Nebraska Research Hospital To Launch MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Nebraska-based Boys Town National Research Hospital recently made the decision to begin a MEDITECH EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve revenue cycle management and behavioral healthcare delivery. The hospital specializes in...

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...

VA Seeks Contractor To Conduct Cerner EHR Implementation Testing

by Kate Monica

VA recently issued a request for information (RFI) about contractors able to assist with testing the federal agency’s Cerner EHR implementation. Cerner officially clinched the $10 billion VA EHR implementation contract in May, 2018....

Transition to Epic EHR Impedes Prescription Refills at Memorial

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Patients aren’t pleased with recent changes at Memorial Hospital in Conway, New Hampshire, that are contributing to considerable lag in approving requests for prescription refills. Terry Leavitt of The Conway Daily Sun reported that...

Maryland’s Meritus Health Completes Epic Go-Live with Mercy

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Meritus Health is now an Epic shop and has Mercy Technology Services (MTS) to thank for a successful rollout. “Adopting a new EHR can be a costly, time-consuming process for any health care system,” said Meritus Health CFO Tom...

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...

UChicago Improves Patient Sleep with Hospital EHR Use Changes

by Fred Donovan

The University of Chicago Medicine was able to adjust hospital EHR use and educate doctors and nurses on how to reduce in-hospital sleep deprivation, thereby improving sleep for patients staying at the hospital. The changes were part...

Orlando Health Will Go Live With Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Orlando Health in Florida will go live with a new Epic EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve patient health outcomes and streamline health data exchange and access for patients and providers. All hospitals, physician...

Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) recently made the decision to launch a Cerner EHR implementation project as part of an effort to modernize its health IT infrastructure and improve the quality of care delivery. The Washington-based hospital will...

VA Considers Swapping Epic Scheduling System With Cerner Software

by Kate Monica

VA is leaning toward scrapping its 2015 scheduling system contract with Epic in favor of Cerner’s scheduling software, according to Subcommittee on Technology Modernization chairman Jim Banks (R-IN.) In a letter to VA Acting Deputy...

Berkshire Health System Chooses MEDITECH In EHR Selection Decision

by Kate Monica

Berkshire Health System (BHS) in Massachusetts recently chose MEDITECH after an EHR selection process and will implement the solution across its 225 physician practices. The health system signed an EHR contract to implement...

Missouri Hospital Launches Web-Based MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Citizens Memorial Hospital and Citizens Memorial Health Care foundation recently went live with a new MEDITECH EHR implementation. The web-based ambulatory EHR system went live across the hospital on December 1. Citizens...

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