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EHR Use Nearly Universal in Hospital Outpatient Practices

by Kate Monica

EHR adoption is nearly universal in hospital-owned outpatient practices as of 2017, according to the latest research from HIMSS Analytics. The 9th Annual Outpatient PM and EHR Study pulled data from myriad sources, including a web-based...

Meritus Health Launches $100M Epic EHR Implementation Project

by Kate Monica

Meritus Health in Maryland recently signed a $100 million deal for an integrated Epic EHR implementation, in a process set to take place over a five-year span. The integrated EHR system will streamline patient care delivery for providers...

CHIME to Take Over Annual Healthcare Most Wired Study

by Kate Monica

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will now be in charge of conducting the annual healthcare Most Wired hospitals study. CHIME will take over all aspects of the survey and benchmarking program starting...

New York Hospital Receives $5.7M for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

A hospital within the UR Medicine health system in New York recently received $5.7 million in funding for its Epic EHR replacement. Jones Memorial Hospital (JMH) is one of three hospitals affiliated with UR Medicine, and received the $5.7...

Mayo Clinic Begins Launch of $1.5B Integrated Epic EHR System

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic recently started work on launching a $1.5-billion project to integrate all of its patient health records into a single Epic EHR. The healthcare organization contracted Epic Systems to provide a single system to house more than...

Physicians Divided on Benefits of EHR Implementation, Use

by Kate Monica

Physicians across the healthcare industry continue to voice contradictory opinions on whether EHR implementation and use are beneficial or detrimental to patient care. Canadian physicians Drew Digney, MD and Ben Williams, MD recently...

Epic Competitor Cerner Wins $33M Contract with Wisconsin DHS

by Kate Monica

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has chosen Epic Systems competitor Cerner Corporation for a $33-million contract to provide its EHR system. Cerner recently signed the ten-year contract to provide an electronic health...

EHR Adoption Driving Need to Update Human Research Rules

by Kate Monica

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD requesting the implementation of the updated Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule) to keep pace with...

Senators Request Timeline for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, three senators submitted a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin and Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary James Mattis requesting further information on the VA EHR replacement, including...

Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure...

Enabling the IT Help Desk to Support Effective EHR, HIT Use

by Dan O'Connor, RN

In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users...

Doctor Shares Components of a Successful EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group Robert M. Pearl, MD relayed his experiences installing an Epic EHR system ten years ago and the factors responsible for a successful EHR...

VA Receives $65M in Funding for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The House Appropriations Committee recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, allotting $78.3 billion in discretionary funding for VA healthcare modernization and...

NC Health System Adds Epic Patient Monitoring Technology

by Kate Monica

Novant Health is the latest to join a handful of other healthcare organizations as users of Epic’s newest patient monitoring technology. The North Carolina provider will use Epic’s Healthy Planet link to share dashboard...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

by Kate Monica

EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR...

Epic, Cerner Beat Out MEDITECH in Small Hospital EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report on the small hospital EHR adoption landscape shows that organizations under 200 beds are scooping up electronic health records from Epic, Cerner, and athenahealth at a rapid rate.   According to the report,...

Epic Trails Cerner, McKesson in Recent EHR Market Share Report

by Kate Monica

A recent Kalorama Information Report names Cerner Corporation, McKesson, and Epic Systemsas the top three EHR vendors dominating the market in 2017. While these EHR vendors hold a majority of the market share, researchers stated small...

US Coast Guard Searching for Commercial EHR to Replace Epic

by Kate Monica

The US Coast Guard recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding which potential commercial EHR would best suit the needs of the federal agency. While the Coast Guard is interested in gathering information, the federal agency...

New CMS Proposed Rule to Reduce Hospital EHR Data Reporting

by Kate Monica

A couple provisions in a new Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program rule proposal outline modifications to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements and validation processes. In a public document in the...

Small Practices Express Concern over Effects of EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A recent study to examine the effects of EHR adoption on revenue and patient encounters for small practices finds EHR adoption will likely reduce the number of patient encounters for physicians and, by extension, reduce overall practice...

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