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Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

by Kate Monica

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and...

MU Health Care Extends Cerner EHR to 100-Bed Community Hospital

by Kate Monica

Jefferson City-based Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) will implement Cerner EHR with the help of University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in an effort to improve health data exchange and care coordination between organizations. MU...

Potential VA Secretary Nom May Finish Cerner EHR Contract Talks

by Kate Monica

National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD) President Samuel Spagnalo, MD, may be in the running to serve as the new VA secretary and carry Cerner EHR contract negotiations across the finish line, according to...

Mayo Clinic Prepares for Early Challenges During Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is making efforts to accommodate the inevitable period of adjustment that will follow its Epic EHR implementation go-live at Rochester care sites by enrolling staff members in rigorous training and cutting back on appointments,...

Trinity Health Selects Epic EHR, Rev Cycle Management System

by Kate Monica

Trinity Health recently announced plans to implement a single, integrated Epic EHR and revenue cycle management system enterprise-wide. The Epic EHR system will help to improve patient and provider satisfaction at all 94 hospitals part of...

VA Under Fire for Cerner EHR Contract Delay, Outside Interference

by Kate Monica

VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Julia Brownley (D-CA) recently requested that VA Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie and VA Inspector General Michael...

Cerner Revenue Down After Delays in VA EHR Contract Negotiations

by Kate Monica

Revenue at Cerner fell below expectations in part due to uncertainty surrounding when VA EHR contract negotiations will finally close, Cerner executives told investors during an earnings call about the first financial quarter of...

UCHealth Hospital Switching MEDITECH EHR for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Later this week, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) will abandon its MEDITECH EHR system in favor of an Epic EHR replacement in an effort to streamline health data exchange with other hospitals and healthcare facilities part of...

Epic EHR Implementation Hurt Earnings at Erlanger Health System

by Kate Monica

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System blamed its $100 million Epic EHR implementation for $4 million in losses over the last financial quarter, according to Times Free Press. After two years of preparation, Erlanger went...

Senate May Postpone VA Secretary Confirmation Hearing

by Kate Monica

The Senate may postpone the confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, MD, to take the helm as the new VA Secretary in place of former secretary David Shulkin, MD, according to Washington Post. This decision to delay Jackson’s...

VA Cerner EHR Contract Will Advance Despite Leadership Changes

by Kate Monica

VA will continue working to finalize the Cerner EHR contract despite former VA CIO Scott Blackburn and former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s sudden departure from the federal department, Blackburn stated at a recent Government...

Cerner EHR Partly Blamed for Hospital Billing Issues, Bankruptcy

by Kate Monica

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s former management company — Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) — has pointed to problems with the hospital’s Cerner EHR as responsible for ongoing cash flow and payroll...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

by Kate Monica

Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

by Kate Monica

VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the...

IL Obstetrician Refuses EHR Use Training, Leaves Medical Center

by Kate Monica

Seventy-five year-old Jeffrey B. Johnson, MD, is being forced to stop seeing patients at Illinois-based Amita Health St. Alexius Medical Center after refusing to participate in mandatory EHR use training, according to Daily Herald. Since...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

by Elizabeth Snell

EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from...

Mayo Clinic to Cut Medical Scribe Staff Ahead of Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

In anticipation of its Epic EHR launch, Mayo Clinic has offered about 400 medical transcriptionists the option to either take voluntary separation packages or look for other jobs as the health system no longer requires their...

Netsmart Launches Cloud-Based EHR System myUnity for Home Health

by Kate Monica

Netsmart recently announced the launch of a new cloud-based EHR system offering, myUnity, designed specifically for home health and senior living care providers. The behavioral health EHR vendor launched the platform as part of an effort...

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