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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 the...


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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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,...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

by Kate Monica

Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research published...

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...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since starting...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

by Elizabeth Snell

EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The sixth annual...

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...

Mayo Clinic to Cut Medical Scribe Staff Ahead of Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

In anticipation of its Epic EHR launch, Mayo Clinic has offered about 400 medical transcriptionists the option to either take voluntary separation packages or look for other jobs as the health system no longer requires their services. Mayo Clinic’s...

Netsmart Launches Cloud-Based EHR System myUnity for Home Health

by Kate Monica

Netsmart recently announced the launch of a new cloud-based EHR system offering, myUnity, designed specifically for home health and senior living care providers. The behavioral health EHR vendor launched the platform as part of an effort to support...

Waverly Health Center Switches to eClinicalWorks EHR from Paragon

by Elizabeth Snell

Iowa-based Waverly Health Center is switching from the Paragon Inpatient EHR system to eClinicalWorks’ Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management platform. The eClinicalWorks EHR is expected to reduce overall implementation costs...

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...

How Clinician Engagement Can Make or Break an EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

A poorly-executed EHR implementation project can cause myriad problems for healthcare organizations ranging from financial trouble to internal conflicts between hospital management and staff. In the months after an EHR system go-live, hospitals...

Specialty EHR Products Tied to Highest Physician Satisfaction

by Elizabeth Snell

Specialty EHR product categories were given the highest physician practice satisfaction scores, according to a recent Black Book survey. Researchers interviewed 18,950 physician practices in client experience and satisfaction and gathered customer...

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...

EHR Use Ineffective in Improving Heart Failure Health Outcomes

by Kate Monica

Despite early promises that EHR use could assist in reducing hospital readmissions and boosting care quality, new research from the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) found EHR use has been largely ineffective in improving health...

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 is responsible...

Oregon Health System to Go Live With $79.5M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

After two years of development and preparation, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System will go live with a $79.5 million Epic implementation on April 7, according to KTVZ.com. St. Charles patients will benefit from a new Epic MyChart patient...

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...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Balloons to $16 Billion

by Kate Monica

The price tag for the VA Cerner implementation contract has spiked by 60 percent, judging by testimony given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. In her opening statement, House Military Construction and VA Appropriations Subcommittee...

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