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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 experien...


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Top Interoperability Questions to Consider During EHR Selection

by Kate Monica

Improving interoperability is the central focus of several CMS federal incentive program policies, ONC initiatives, and new partnerships between EHR vendors and health data exchange services providers. Healthcare’s inability to...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook

by Kate Monica

A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

Two Non-Profit Health Systems Launching EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

Tennessee-based Maury Regional Health and Northern Valley Indian Health (NVIH) in California are each launching new EHR implementations this fall. NVIH went live with eClinicalWorks cloud-based EHR system across clinics throughout...

EHR Interoperability Should Drive Health IT Purchasing Decisions

by Kate Monica

Healthcare organizations should prioritize a system’s ability to facilitate EHR interoperability and seamless health data exchange when making health IT purchasing decisions, according to a new publication from the National Academy...

Cerner Selects Team of Businesses to Aid VA EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently established a team of health IT companies and innovators including Leidos, MicroHealth, Accenture, and 21 other business to contribute to the $10 billion, multi-year VA EHR implementation project. Each health IT company...

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...

Allscripts Will Sell Stake in Netsmart, Ending 2-Year Partnership

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will sell its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company Netsmart after 2 years of owning about 50 percent of the company, according to Allscripts President Rick Poulton in a recent earnings call with...

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...

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...

Cerner Crying Foul Over University of Illinois Epic EHR Contract

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Cerner Corporation is holding back its displeasure at the awarding of a University of Illinois Hospitals EHR contract to its chief rival Epic Systems. According to NBC Chicago, Cerner claims the Epic EHR contract will end up costing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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