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Epic EHR Replacement Contributed to Financial Trouble at SLU

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based St. Louis University (SLU) has implemented a hiring freeze across its college and medical practice to overcome financial difficulties spurred partly by a 2017 Epic EHR replacement, according to kbia. The university has been...

VA Achieves Several Milestones in Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Over the past six months, VA has awarded Cerner three task orders, conducted a Current State Review of VA initial operating capability (IOC) care sites, and established 18 EHR councils to support the development of national standardized...

Pacific Dental Services to Implement Epic EHR System

by Kate Monica

California-based Pacific Dental Services (PDS) recently announced its decision to implement Epic EHR as part of an effort to improve care coordination for all PDS-supported dentists and specialists. PDS is a dental support organization...

Chicago Plumbers Union to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

A Chicago Plumbers Union recently made the decision to move forward with a Cerner EHR implementation at a new health center currently under development in southwest Chicago. Members of Plumbers Local Union 130 United Association (UA) and...

Cancer Screening Test Vendor to Launch Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cancer screening test vendor Exact Sciences will launch an Epic EHR implementation to become Epic’s first diagnostic specialty customer, according to Wisconsin State Journal. “Epic will become a core component of our IT...

Two MO Health Systems Collaborate for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Lake Regional Health System and the University of Missouri (MU) Health Care recently teamed up to extend MU Health Care’s Cerner EHR platform to Lake Regional patients and providers. Patients at MU Health Care and...

DoD Leveraging MHS GENESIS EHR System to Reduce Duplicate Testing

by Kate Monica

Four Department of Defense (DoD) care sites are achieving some improvements in clinical efficiency since going live with the MHS GENESIS EHR system, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Patients visiting the...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

by Kate Monica

A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

Two Non-Profit Health Systems Launching EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

Tennessee-based Maury Regional Health and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) in California are each launching new EHR implementations this fall. NVIH went live with eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR system across clinics throughout...

athenahealth Acquisition Final Bid Includes 5 Potential Buyers

by Kate Monica

Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources...

VA Awards $11.4M to Liberty IT Solutions to Enhance VistA EHR

by Kate Monica

VA recently awarded Liberty IT Solutions a three-year, $11.4 million task order for the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) Enhancements Phase 2 (EP2), which will help to enhance care coordination and patient health data access for...

Mayo Clinic Completes $1.5B Epic EHR Implementation Project

by Kate Monica

After years of preparation and work, Mayo Clinic has completed a $1.5 billion system-wide Epic EHR implementation project across all care sites. The health system announced the implementation project’s completion over the weekend...

Cerner Selects Team of Businesses to Aid VA EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently established a team of health IT companies and innovators including Leidos, MicroHealth, Accenture, and 21 other business to contribute to the $10 billion, multi-year VA EHR implementation project. Each health IT company...

4 UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals Use Epic EHR to Achieve HIMSS Stage 6

by Kate Monica

Four hospitals part of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Pinnacle health system recently achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) using Epic EHR. UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle, Lancaster,...

OEHRM Clinical Councils to Create National VA EHR Clinical Workflows

by Kate Monica

The Office of Electronic Record Modernization (OEHRM) is taking steps to optimize clinical efficiency, health IT standardization, and deployment processes as the agency prepares to move forward with its $10 billion Cerner EHR...

Cerner EHR Implementation Will Go Live at Rural MO Health System

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Pershing Health system will go live with a new integrated Cerner EHR implementation and revenue cycle management solution across its hospitals and clinics. The health system will leverage the Cerner CommunityWorks...

CO Health System May Save $5M on Epic EHR Replacement Over 5 Years

by Kate Monica

Colorado-based Memorial Regional Health will invest in an Epic EHR replacement project as part of a decision to affiliate with SCL Health St. Mary’s Regional Health System, according to Craig Press. The Memorial Regional Health...

EHR Implementation Launch Increases Labor Costs For 6 Months

by Kate Monica

While launching a new EHR implementation may help to reduce hospital spending in the long run, new research suggests labor costs may actually increase for up to six months after healthcare organizations go live with a new system. A...

11 Ways Medical Practices Can Get More Out of Their EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

A new Stanford University School of Medicine white paper informed by feedback from healthcare industry experts offers medical practices 11 recommendations for improving the effectiveness of their EHR systems. Stanford curated the...

Cerner EHR Implementation to Support Behavioral Health at Spectrum

by Kate Monica

Spectrum Health & Human Services will launch a Cerner EHR implementation project through Cerner’s Community Behavioral Health deployment model to improve the mental and behavioral health of individuals throughout western New...

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