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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 systems,...


 

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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VA Hearing Confirms Plan to Adopt Commercial EHR Technology

by Kate Monica

On March 7, 2017 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) confirmed its decision to implement a commercial EHR system in place of previously unsuccessful attempts to construct a homegrown platform. During a House Committee on Veterans Affairs...

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 Cummings...

EHR Interoperability Still Proving a Struggle for Providers

by Kate Monica

While EHR technology has made significant strides in the healthcare industry over the past few years, several hurdles to true interoperability still bar providers from seamlessly exchanging data in a way that is timely, efficient, and accessible....

GAO Calls for VA to Adopt Commercial EHR, VA Likely to Do So

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

During a recent House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, a representative from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) minced no words when recommending the EHR implementation plan that the Department of Veterans Affairs should...

UVM Medical Center Seeks Approval for Integrated Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

The University of Vermont Medical Center recently filed a certificate of need (CON) application seeking approval from the Green Mountain Care Board of a plan to create a unified Epic EHR system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont...

How Strong EHR Contracts Can Improve EHR Replacement Projects

by Sara Heath

When healthcare organizations find that their EHR systems no longer support their needs, they typically begin an EHR replacement project. According to the recently released ONC Health IT Playbook, robust contract negotiations may lead to more...

DoD EHR Modernization Project Hits Snags, to Be Delayed

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Military Health System will have to wait a little bit longer for the implementation of its EHR replacement technology as part of the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM). On Thursday, The Program Executive Office Defense...

Outpatient EHR Adoption Reaches 92%, Nears Market Saturation

by Sara Heath

Outpatient EHR adoption has increased steadily over the past eight years, reaching near universal adoption, shows a new essentials brief from HIMSS Analytics. The brief includes results from a nationwide survey detailing PM and EHR adoption trends...

Federal Commission Calls for VA Commercial EHR Replacement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a final report, the Commission on Care cited forces in play contributing to deficiencies in the Veterans Health Administration's EHR platform warranting a reconsideration of its EHR selection strategy, one including a potential commercial...

State Department Considering Commercial EHR Implementation?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The United States Department of State is the latest federal agency considering a commercial EHR implementation. Earlier this month, the federal agency posted a request for information on EHR project management support services although it remains...

McKesson Reportedly Open to Ending Its Role as EHR Vendor

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The end may be nigh for McKesson health information technology. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal raises the possibility of a sale of the company’s health IT unit, McKesson Technology Solutions, in order to focus on its business...

VA EHR Optimization Efforts a Concern for Congress

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Defense (DoD) isn't the only federal agency in the midst of a major EHR modernization project, with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also working to upgrade its current EHR technology known as the Veterans Health...

Legacy Data Management Strategies Key to EHR Replacement

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Whether a healthcare provider is seeking next generation capabilities in a new EHR system or a hospital is forced to switch systems following a merger, most healthcare stakeholders are left with more questions than answers about what to do with...

Oregon Health System Preps for Epic EHR Implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

St. Charles Health System in Oregon only recently decided in favor of an EHR replacement that will its Paragon EHR from McKesson make way for an Epic EHR implementation, but the health system is already looking to add 100 new Epic analyst positions...

EHR Replacement Rush a Regret for Many Struggling Hospitals

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The fury of EHR replacement over past several years proved costly to cash-strapped hospitals looking for a return on investment from new EHR technology, according to new Black Book research. The findings from a crowd survey of 1204 hospital executives...

Bill Foresees VA EHR Replacement as Interoperability Threat

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

New revelations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering a commercial EHR technology to replace its VistA EHR are having a direct impact on the federal agency's budget for fiscal year 2017. In its report on the Military...

Customer Loyalty to EHR Systems Declines to 75% in 2016

by Jacqueline Belliveau

Loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent in 2016, according to a recent Black Book Inpatient EHR survey. As the healthcare community seeks new innovations in EHR systems, cloud capabilities, and interoperability,...

UMass Memorial Prepares for 2017 Epic Implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Another Massachusetts health system is staring down a sizeable Epic implementation although its first go-live event isn't scheduled to take place until July 1, 2017. Lisa Eckelbecker of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports the cost...

Why EHR Replacement Projects Should Take a Slow Trajectory

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry shifts to new models of care, healthcare organizations look to enhance their EHR technology through EHR replacements and EHR optimizations. Between care coordination, patient-centered care, and the persistent push for...

3 Best Practices For Effective EHR Replacement, Adoption

by Sara Heath

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...

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