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Top Epic EHR Implementations in First Half of 2018

by Elizabeth Snell

There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled...

House to Form VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight Panel

by Kate Monica

House representatives recently announced plans to form an oversight panel to ensure the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR implementation goes smoothly, according to the Military Times. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN)...

3 Things to Remember During the EHR Implementation Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Whether a provider is looking to undergo its first EHR implementation process or is looking for replacement options, putting a new system into an organization takes careful consideration. Each healthcare organization is different and will...

Bill Promoting Behavioral Health EHR Incentives Passes House

by Kate Monica

The House of Representatives recently passed 25 bills aimed at combating the opioid crisis, including one piece of legislation that establishes a demonstration program to test federal incentive payments for behavioral health EHR...

How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

by Kate Monica

More and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals. Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which...

Ballad Health Swaps Cerner EHR for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Tennessee-based Ballad Health recently approved a plan to launch an Epic EHR replacement project to improve connectivity and care coordination between hospitals and providers. The Epic system will replace Ballad’s former Cerner...

Illinois Procurement Board Upholds $62M UI Epic EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

The Illinois Procurement Policy Board determined in a May 28 hearing that the University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract does not violate conflict of interest laws, a UI Hospitals...

Health Systems in Two States to Launch Epic EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

Boulder Community Health (BCH) in Colorado and Oklahoma-based Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee each announced plans to launch Epic EHR implementations in an effort to improve care coordination and enable well-informed clinical...

3 Key Tips for Ensuring a Smooth EHR Replacement Process

by Elizabeth Snell

Physician and nursing dissatisfaction with an EHR system could lead to long-lasting problems within a healthcare organization, such as fueling administrative burnout and patient engagement. Opting for an EHR replacement is not a decision...

Epic EHR Implementation Contributes to Drop in Income at VUMC

by Kate Monica

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported lower operating income in fiscal year 2018 compared to the same time last year in part because of the health system’s $214 million Epic EHR implementation launch, health system...

Epic CEO Claims UI EHR Implementation Contract Award Was Fair

by Kate Monica

Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner stated the bidding process for University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million EHR implementation contract was fair and complied with state codes, according to a letter from the health IT company...

North Carolina Health System to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

North Carolina-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System (CRHS) recently announced it will soon begin a Cerner EHR implementation project to boost care coordination across its acute and ambulatory care facilities. CRHS will also implement...

Cerner, Epic Systems Account for 51.5% Acute Care Hospital Market

by Elizabeth Snell

With both Cerner and Epic Systems either netting more acute care hospitals as customers or not losing any EHR customers, the two vendors combined for just over half of the US acute care hospital market share, according to recent KLAS...

Senate Passes VA Mission Act to Improve Health Data Exchange

by Kate Monica

The VA Maintaining Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 — which includes policies meant to improve health data exchange between VA and the private sector — recently gained congressional...

House Passes Bill on VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight

by Elizabeth Snell

Congress will potentially have greater oversight of the VA Cerner EHR implementation, as the Veterans’ Electronic Health Record Modernization Oversight Act of 2017 (HR 4245) continues to move through the legislative...

Crisp Regional Health to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Georgia-based Crisp Regional Health recently announced plans to begin a Cerner EHR implementation at all acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care facilities to streamline clinical and administrative operations across the care...

Trump Officially Nominates Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

by Kate Monica

President Trump recently announced Robert Wilkie will be the next VA secretary nominee in the running to replace former VA Secretary David Shulkin and spearhead the agency during its Cerner EHR implementation, according to CNN. Wilkie is...

EHR System Customization Benefits Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Kate Monica

EHR system customization can help to streamline the implementation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM.) PCMHs are designed...

VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day

by Kate Monica

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, VA CFO and Assistant Secretary for Management John Rychalski told the VA subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,...

Mayo Clinic Epic EHR Implementation Launch Running Smoothly

by Kate Monica

The recent Epic EHR implementation go-live at Mayo Clinic is so far running smoothly, Mayo Clinic clinicians told KTTC. The EHR system go-live at the health system’s Rochester, Minnesota care sites went live on May 5. Mayo...

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