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Cerner Protests $62M Epic EHR Implementation at UI Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently filed a protest against the $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center, claiming the bidding process was unfair and potentially influenced by a conflict of...

Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Kate Monica

EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no...

VA Spent Over $1.1B on Homegrown EHR Modernization Efforts

by Kate Monica

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed VA spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contracts to modernize its homegrown EHR system from 2011 to 2016. In the report detailing the tumultuous and costly history of...

KLAS Report Names Top 3 Best Practices for EHR Optimization

by Kate Monica

KLAS recently published a list of best practices for EHR optimization to reduce provider burden as part of a study conducted through its Arch Collaborative initiative. “The Arch Collaborative, in an effort to stem the tide of...

Steward Health System Expands MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Steward Health Care System recently announced eight of its hospitals in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida will implement MEDITECH Web EHR by 2018. The health system has been a MEDITECH EHR user for 19 years. MEDITECH’s...

Smart EHR Implementation Decisions Key to Usability Improvements

by Kate Monica

Encouraging healthcare organizations and health IT companies to make smarter decisions during the EHR implementation process is the oft-overlooked but vitally important key to enabling EHR usability improvements, according to experts...

Top 50 Most Popular Hospital Inpatient EHR Systems in US

by Kate Monica

The wide range of hospitals and clinics across care settings and specialties investing in EHR technology have fostered a healthy amount of diversity in the inpatient EHR market. Enterprise EHR vendors such as Epic and Cerner continue to...

Tahoe Forest Health System Successfully Launches Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) recently went live with its Epic EHR implementation with the help of Mercy Technology Services. The two-hospital health system offers services including 24-hour emergency care, orthopedic services, and...

What Are the Top Hospital Ambulatory EHR Systems?

by Kate Monica

The ambulatory EHR market is crowded with a variety of product offerings from huge enterprise EHR vendors such as Cerner and Epic to smaller and specialty EHR companies including Pulse Systems and CPSI’s Healthland. Federal...

Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

by Kate Monica

Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations...

Newly-Designed Physician EHR Notes May Improve EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Showing less data in physician EHR notes may produce more benefits for physician productivity, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM). The study by Jeffery Beldon, MD et al....

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...

UC San Diego, Irvine Health to Share Single Epic EHR Platform

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...

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...

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...

Congress Seeks Improved Oversight of VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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),...

Allscripts Expects Paragon EHR Success After Encouraging Quarter

by Kate Monica

Allscripts executives expect Paragon EHR to excel as an integrated EHR and revenue cycle management solution for community hospitals following its successful acquisition of McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business,...

Indiana Health System Goes Live with Epic EHR, Patient Portal

by Kate Monica

Editor's note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Columbus Regional health system is based in Georgia. Indiana-based Columbus Regional Health system recently announced the launch of its Epic EHR implementation on...

Rocky Cerner EHR Implementation Spurs Conflict, Billing Problems

by Kate Monica

Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Texas has experienced persistent billing problems and rising tensions between management and hospital staff following a Cerner EHR implementation that went live earlier this year. The Cerner EHR...

Vanderbilt Readies for $200M System-Wide Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is set to go live with its over $200 million Epic implementation at midnight on November 2. VUMC anticipates a period of about six to seven hours during which hospital staff will rely on...

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