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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

VA Expects Cerner Implementation Will Go More Smoothly Than DoD

by Kate Monica

VA anticipates the Cerner implementation will be less troublesome than the Department of Defense’s (DoD) MHS GENESIS implementation, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin given at a recent House Appropriations...

CT Hospital Patients Frustrated After Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Patients at Danbury Hospital have raised several complaints about scheduling problems, delays in care delivery, and difficulties obtaining medical services two weeks after Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) completed a Cerner EHR...

Minimal EHR Data Transferred to DoD MHS Genesis at Fairchild

by Kate Monica

Only a small amount of patient health data has been transferred from the Department of Defense legacy EHR system AHLTA to its new Cerner MHS GENESIS system at Fairchild Air Force Base, according to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee...

VA Cerner EHR Implementation to Include 48 Deployment Waves

by Kate Monica

The VA Cerner EHR implementation will include 48 deployment waves as well as an initial operating capability (IOC) deployment, according to an investment community meeting presentation by Cerner executives at HIMSS18 in Las...

Medsphere EHR Moves to Amazon to Cut EHR Implementation Costs

by Kate Monica

Medsphere has moved its CareVue EHR system offering to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ease the financial strain of EHR implementation for community hospitals by eliminating the need for local data centers. By making its EHR system more...

eCW, MEDITECH Launch EHR Systems, MU Begins Cerner Implementation

by Kate Monica

MEDITECH recently announced the launch of its new next-gen, web-based EHR system offering — MEDITECH Expanse.  The EHR platform is an attempt by the health IT company to allow healthcare organizations to further extend their...

Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR Implementation Yielding Improvements

by Kate Monica

The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR implementation has led to increases in clinical efficiency and reductions in duplicative testing at cares sites part of the initial operating capability (IOC)...

Cerner Implementation at MO Hospital Causing Billing Problems

by Kate Monica

Western Missouri Medical Center may soon experience hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as a result of billing problems associated with a Cerner implementation, according to Daily Star Journal. Western Missouri Medical Center Chief...

Practice Fusion No Longer Offering Free EHR System Software

by Kate Monica

Practice Fusion is abandoning the business model that contributed to its popularity and will no longer offer free EHR software to physicians, according to a recent report by CNBC. The decision to charge physicians to use its EHR system...

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