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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...

Health IT Systems Partly Responsible for Medication Errors

by Kate Monica

A recent study by Staley Lawes, PharmD, BCPS, and Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, found poor implementation of health IT can result in medication errors and higher risks of patient harm. While health IT has evolved to become a vital...

Hospital EHR Use Helps Improve Weekend Health Outcomes

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to researchers from Loyola University Medical Center, hospital EHR use can counteract the weekend effect, a phenomenon wherein health outcomes for patients following weekend surgeries compared to those of their weekday...

Maury Regional Picks Cerner, MidMichigan to Launch Epic EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Tennessee’s top-ranked health system made the decision to replace its hospital and ambulatory EHR systems with an enterprisewide Cerner EHR technology. Maury Regional Health and Cerner Corporation announced the 255-bed center...

HL7 Publishes Release 3 of HIT Standard FHIR for Trial Use

by Kate Monica

Health Level 7 International (HL7) has published Release 3 of Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU), the organization announced midweek. “HL7 is pleased to work on the FHIR specification with...

Updated ONC SAFER Guides Encourage EHR Usability, Safety

by Kate Monica

ONC has added updated ONC SAFER Guides to its Health IT Playbook in an effort to help providers improve EHR usability and safety at their practices. The ONC SAFER Guides were designed to help providers ensure patient safety when utilizing...

Mercy Extends Epic EHR Services to Californian Health System

by Kate Monica

A recent agreement between Tahoe Forest Health Systems and Mercy Technology Services will allow Mercy to introduce Epic EHR to patients and providers at the California district hospital.  “Our goal was to find a partner with...

GAO Calls for Improvements to HHS Post-Acute EHR Use Plans

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued recommendations for the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to improve EHR use and health data exchange in post-acute care settings. Despite the federal...

CIOs Set to Channel Future Spending Toward EHR Optimization

by Kate Monica

The industry-wide push for EHR adoption led to hasty EHR implementations which in turn have healthcare CIOs focused on EHR optimization efforts. According to a KPMG poll of more than a hundred College of Healthcare Information Management...

NYCHCC Epic Implementation Will Not Hit 2018 Deadline

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation will not complete its system-wide EHR implementation by the end of 2018 as planned, according to the New York Post. Spokesman Robert de Luna indicated that the delay would push the...

3 Hospitals Recognized for Highest Level of EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

Several hospitals have recently joined the growing number of healthcare organizations prioritizing streamlined EHR adoption. Specifically, these hospitals are reaching top levels in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption...

First DoD Site Completes Go-Live of New GENESIS EHR System

by Kate Monica

The Department of Defense successfully completed the first installation of the GENESIS EHR system at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, Adam Mazmanian of FCW reported earlier this week. Defense Healthcare Management Systems Stacy...

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