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EHR Replacement

Why a Thin Line Separates EHR Optimization, EHR Replacement

For the past years, industry analysts have predicted a rise in EHR replacement activities that have failed to come to fruition. Most recent reports now point to a shift in the thinking of healthcare organizations and providers about their current EHR technology. Last summer, Black Book Rankings released findings that large providers were growing increasingly satisfied with their EHR syst...


 

The health IT industry is changing, and an upsurge in EHR replacement makes that change clear. From ever-changing meaningful use requirements to varying practice needs, healthcare organizations find that their original EHR acquisition may not have been the best choice. Upon facing substantial EHR difficulties, these organizations seek to find a better replacement for their EHR system.

EHR Data Migration

Making sure your EHR data is not lost or incomplete during any EHR replacement project is critical. Here are some best practices you can follow:

EHR data migration: 5 steps for a successful conversion

Legacy Data Management Strategies Key to EHR Replacement

When providers don’t plan ahead for continued data access during an EHR replacement, the consequences can be disastrous. The inability to view historical patient data can bring a practice to its knees, whether or not a dispute with the vendor is to blame. Read more

 

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Kansas Community Hospital Launches athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Hiawatha Community Hospital will go live with a cloud-based athenahealth EHR replacement on September 11 after about a year of preparation. The athenahealth EHR will take the place of the hospital’s former Paragon EHR system,...

Open Source EHR Alliance to Launch International VistA System

by Kate Monica

The Open Source EHR Alliance (OSEHRA) is creating a new version of its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) EHR system designed for international implementation. VA established OSEHRA in 2010. VistA...

5 EHR Optimization Activities for Improving Clinical Efficiency

by Kate Monica

Clinical efficiency and provider satisfaction often suffer after hospitals and health systems go live with new EHR implementations. Disruptions to clinicians’ daily routines can sour providers and administrators against EHR...

NY Health System Swaps 5 Vendor Systems for Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

New York-based Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will begin an Epic EHR replacement project to swap out its five existing EHR systems from different vendors with a single, unified system. By implementing a single Epic EHR, MVHS hopes to...

NE Health Center to Launch EHR Replacement for Connected Care

by Kate Monica

The Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) board of directors recently issued authorization to move forward on plans to launch an EHR replacement project to swap out the disparate systems in LRHC’s hospital and clinic. The board of...

Banner Health $45M Cerner EHR Replacement Led to Medical Errors

by Kate Monica

Providers at Tucson-based Banner Health filed several medical error reports following a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement, according to public records from an Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) investigation obtained by the Arizona...

Clinical Efficiency, Costs Key in athenahealth EHR Replacements

by Elizabeth Snell

Improving overall clinical efficiency, streamlining administrative processes, and avoiding upfront costs have been key drivers in athenahealth EHR replacements that have occurred in 2018. Montana-based Mineral Community Hospital (MCH)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Interoperability, Better Functionality Top EHR Replacement Factors

by Elizabeth Snell

Dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, inefficient workflows, and the need for greater interoperability and functionality are often key reasons why healthcare organizations may opt for an EHR replacement, according to a literature...

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...

30% of Practices Look toward EHR Replacement Options by 2021

by Elizabeth Snell

Having cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance is one of the top reasons healthcare practices may be considering an EHR replacement option, a recent Black Book survey...

Oregon Health System to Go Live With $79.5M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

After two years of development and preparation, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System will go live with a $79.5 million Epic implementation on April 7, according to KTVZ.com. St. Charles patients will benefit from a new Epic MyChart...

Minimal EHR Data Transferred to DoD MHS Genesis at Fairchild

by Kate Monica

Only a small amount of patient health data has been transferred from the Department of Defense legacy EHR system AHLTA to its new Cerner MHS GENESIS system at Fairchild Air Force Base, according to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee...

Problems with Cerner EHR Replacement Persist at Banner Health

by Kate Monica

Problems with a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement at Banner Health’s Tucson hospitals and clinics have persisted into 2018, according to a report from Arizona Daily Star. The health system first began experiencing difficulties in October...

Advocate Health Care Replaces Cerner, Allscripts With Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Advocate Health Care recently announced plans to transition from using a combination of Cerner and Allscripts EHR systems to a single Epic EHR. Illinois’ largest health system made the decision to switch to a single Epic EHR and...

MT Hospital Swaps NextGen EHR for athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

After going into considerable debt under the financial stress of a NextGen implementation, Mineral Community Hospital (MCH) in Montana has decided to swap the system for an athenahealth EHR replacement.  The MCH Board of Directors...

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