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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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Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

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by Kate Monica

University of California (UC) San Diego Health and University of California Irvine (UCI) Health recently formed a strategic partnership to share a single Epic EHR platform. The academic health systems will share the Epic platform in an effort...

California Health System Launches $20M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California, recently went live with its $20 million Epic EHR implementation. The Epic EHR system will serve as a central database for the health system’s hospital, clinical, and home health divisions....

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Likely to Top Out at $10B

by Kate Monica

VA will likely dole out $10 billion for the Cerner implementation contract, according recently unsealed documents in the CliniComp case against the federal agency. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the Court of Federal Claims ruled CliniComp lacked...

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by Kate Monica

Four House Representatives have introduced legislation to increase Congress’s oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), Subcommittee...

Allscripts Expects Paragon EHR Success After Encouraging Quarter

by Kate Monica

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by Kate Monica

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Rocky Cerner EHR Implementation Spurs Conflict, Billing Problems

by Kate Monica

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South Dakota Health System Goes Live with Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

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Cerner Seeks EHR Contracts with More Government Agencies

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by Kate Monica

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EHR System Tech Support Greatly Impacts Patient Care Delivery

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VA to Complete Cerner EHR Implementation in 7 to 8 Years

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fully complete the Cerner EHR implementation and transition all VA patient health records to the new system in seven to eight years, according to testimony from VA Secretary David A. Shulkin, MD at...

Federal Judge Dismisses Case Over VA Cerner EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by San Diego-based health IT company CliniComp to overturn the VA decision to select Cerner Corporation as its commercial EHR provider. CliniComp sued the federal government in August for awarding...

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VA to Award Cerner EHR Implementation Contract Within 30 Days

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by Kate Monica

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