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EHR replacement: Considerations for a successful transition

April 23, 2013 - Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Now, replacing an EHR is by no means dire, but it represents a significant investment if not in money (in light of “free” EHR or EHR donations) then in resources (e.g., time, energy). The hope of the EHR replacement process is that healthcare organizations and providers will take the lessons learned in their previous experiences...


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eClinicalWorks EHR Certification Subject of Recent Legal Action

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Carrollton Family Clinic of Mississippi is taking legal action following the $155-million settlement between eClinicalWorks and the Department of Justice over allegations that the EHR company falsely obtained certification for its EHR software....

EHR Optimization Before, During, and After Implementation

by Kate Monica

As EHR adoption becomes nearly ubiquitous across all hospital specialties, many providers are also becoming increasingly frustrated with the technology. Well-informed EHR optimization decisions throughout the many phases of implementation can...

Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Kate Monica

EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise...

KLAS Report Names Top 3 Best Practices for EHR Optimization

by Kate Monica

KLAS recently published a list of best practices for EHR optimization to reduce provider burden as part of a study conducted through its Arch Collaborative initiative. “The Arch Collaborative, in an effort to stem the tide of EMR-related...

AAPA EHR Toolkit Offers Best Practices for EHR Design, Usability

by Kate Monica

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) recently released its EHR Toolkit to promote the use of EHR systems designed, selected, and implemented with functionality considerations specifically tailored for physician assistants (PAs)....

Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

by Kate Monica

Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations –...

UVM Health Network Awaits Approval for $200M Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network leadership recently testified before the Green Mountain Care Board in an effort to gain approval for a new Epic EHR replacement that may cost up to $200 million. The EHR replacement would upgrade systems...

Community Hospitals Switch Paragon EHR for CPSI EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Two community hospitals have chosen to switch from Paragon EHR systems to CPSI-owned systems in EHR replacements based heavily on physician referrals. These EHR replacements come after the recent Allscripts-McKesson acquisition in which Allscripts...

4 Tips for Successfully Navigating EHR Vendor Relationships

by Sheri Stoltenberg

Across the country, the healthcare industry has nearly reached full transition from paper documentation to electronic health records (EHRs). Thanks to the push from government initiatives, by 2025, the global EHR market will reach a reported...

Kansas Hospital Swaps Paragon for athenahealth EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

The Board of Trustees for Hiawatha Hospital Association unanimously voted to move from a Paragon EHR system to an athenahealth platform in an EHR replacement expected to start immediately. The athenahealth EHR replacement will be an effort to...

96% of Paragon EHR Users Confident About Allscripts Acquisition

by Kate Monica

A recent Black Book survey found 96 percent of surveyed Paragon users are confidently optimistic the Allscripts acquisition will improve daily clinical and operational processes and benefit their healthcare organizations. Black Book researchers...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors,...

UMass Memorial to Invest $700M in Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

UMass Memorial Health plans to invest approximately $700 million in its Epic EHR implementation process over the next decade. The current EHR systems in place at UMass hospitals and healthcare facilities often lack interoperability, slowing health...

UI Trustees Debate Value of $62M Epic EHR Replacement Deal

by Kate Monica

University of Illinois (UI) is set to sign off on a $62-million EHR replacement contract to upgrade its best-of-breed, 20-year old EHR technology to a single Epic system. Implementing the Epic system at UI hospitals in Chicago should simplify...

Keys to Successful EHR Selection in a Value-Based Care System

by Kate Monica

While most providers understand the goals of the value-based care system, many still approach EHR selection through a volume-based lens. According to a post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, health IT vendors...

Meritus Epic EHR Selection Came Down to Satisfaction

by Kate Monica

Finding success during an EHR selection process depends on how well hospital leadership understands the priorities of its clinical and non-clinical staff. Executives at Meritus Health in northwestern Maryland spent nearly two years evaluating...

Meritus Health Launches $100M Epic EHR Implementation Project

by Kate Monica

Meritus Health in Maryland recently signed a $100 million deal for an integrated Epic EHR implementation, in a process set to take place over a five-year span. The integrated EHR system will streamline patient care delivery for providers and...

eClinicalWorks Settlement Leads to Distrust of EHR Vendors

by Kate Monica

A recent study investigating provider opinions regarding the eClinicalWorks $155-million settlement found over one third of surveyed providers are more suspicious of all EHR vendors as a result of the lawsuit. The eClinicalWorks settlement followed...

Epic Competitor Cerner Wins $33M Contract with Wisconsin DHS

by Kate Monica

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has chosen Epic Systems competitor Cerner Corporation for a $33-million contract to provide its EHR system. Cerner recently signed the ten-year contract to provide an electronic health data storage...

Main Characteristics of Successful EHR Vendors, Technologies

by Kate Monica

EHR vendors are experiencing an upsurge in client acquisitions as EHR adoption and implementation continue throughout the healthcare industry, most notably in the form of EHR replacement. While hundreds of technology vendors and solutions remain...

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