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Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

December 20, 2018 - Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) recently made the decision to launch a Cerner EHR implementation project as part of an effort to modernize its health IT infrastructure and improve the quality of care delivery. The Washington-based hospital will implement a Cerner Millenium platform, as well as Cerner’s population health management solution HealtheIntent. By utilizing population health...


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ONC Names Winners of EHR Innovation Challenge for Safety Reporting

by Kate Monica

ONC recently selected three winners of its EHR innovation challenge seeking health IT solutions to ease EHR safety reporting for providers and reduce administrative burden. The Easy EHR Issue Reporting Challenge is part of the federal...

Epic EHR Replacement Contributed to Financial Trouble at SLU

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based St. Louis University (SLU) has implemented a hiring freeze across its college and medical practice to overcome financial difficulties spurred partly by a 2017 Epic EHR replacement, according to kbia. The university has been...

Veritas Capital, Elliott Will Acquire athenahealth for $5.7B

by Kate Monica

Private equity firm Veritas Capital and hedge fund Elliott Management have agreed to acquire athenahealth for about $5.7 billion in cash, the health IT company confirmed on November 12. Elliott Management has expressed support for the...

athenahealth Discussing Deal With Veritas Capital, Elliott

by Kate Monica

Private equity firm Veritas Capital has teamed up with hedge fund Elliott Management to submit a bid for athenahealth, according to Bloomberg. Veritas Capital and Elliott Management are currently engaged in advanced talks with the health...

athenahealth Acquisition Final Bid Includes 5 Potential Buyers

by Kate Monica

Five interested buyers will potentially participate in a final bid for an athenahealth acquisition by the end of October, according to the Boston Globe. The auction for the Massachussetts-based health IT company is nearing an end, sources...

EHR System Transformation at Center of Penn Medicine Initiative

by Kate Monica

Penn Medicine recently launched an initiative intended to transform EHR systems into more interactive, intuitive tools to ease provider burden, improve patient health outcomes, and boost clinical efficiency. “We recognize that EHRs...

61% of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency

by Kate Monica

EHR systems continue to fall short of provider expectations and detract from the joys of practicing medicine, according to a recent national survey by The Doctors Company.  More than 3,400 physicians from 49 states and the District...

11 Ways Medical Practices Can Get More Out of Their EHR Systems

by Kate Monica

A new Stanford University School of Medicine white paper informed by feedback from healthcare industry experts offers medical practices 11 recommendations for improving the effectiveness of their EHR systems. Stanford curated the...

Cerner President Zane Burke Will Step Down From Post November 2

by Kate Monica

Zane Burke will leave Cerner after five years of serving as the health IT company’s President and 22 years holding various executive positions across sales, implementation, support, and finance. “We thank Zane for his...

Patient, Physician Satisfaction with EHR Systems Remains Low

by Kate Monica

Patient and provider satisfaction with EHR systems remains lacking despite improvements in health data availability, access, and exchange. This finding comes from a recent JAMIA study by Meyerhoefer et al. at Lehigh University. The team...

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...

Different EHR Implementation Strategies May Affect EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

The wide array of different approaches healthcare organizations take to EHR implementation projects may have a significant impact on EHR usability, clinical efficiency, task duration, and accuracy, according to a recent JAMIA...

MHS GENESIS EHR System at Oak Harbor Care Site Passes Inspection

by Kate Monica

Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) is the first MHS GENESIS EHR system user to successfully complete a Joint Commission (JC) and Navy Medicine Medical Inspection General (Med IG) accreditation survey and inspection process. In...

How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

by Kate Monica

More and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals. Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which...

Jonathan Bush’s Resignation Opens Door for athenahealth Sale

by Kate Monica

athenahealth will potentially pursue a sale or merger following CEO Jonathan Bush’s resignation, effective immediately, according to CNBC. Bush’s resignation follows reports of old and new allegations against him have...

ClearBridge Investments Supports athenahealth Acquisition

by Kate Monica

ClearBridge Investments recently issued a letter to the athenahealth board of directors backing Elliott Management’s recommendation that the health IT company pursue offers for an athenahealth acquisition. The global equity manager...

Elliott Management Leverages Support for athenahealth Acquisition

by Kate Monica

In a third open letter, hedge fund Elliott Management leveraged shareholder support for its athenahealth acquisition offer to further pressure the health IT company’s board members into taking advantage of the $7 billion buyout...

athenahealth Considering Elliott Management Acquisition Offer

by Kate Monica

athenahealth is seriously considering the Elliott Management acquisition offer for $160 a share, the health IT company’s management team confirmed in a public statement. “The athenahealth Board of Directors takes very...

athenahealth Not Engaging With Elliott Acquisition Offers

by Kate Monica

athenahealth has not directly communicated with Elliott Management about the hedge fund’s nearly $7 billion all-cash acquisition offer, according to an open letter to the athenahealth board from Elliott Partner and Senior Portfolio...

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