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OH Hospital Points to EHR Implementation for $22.6M in Losses

February 19, 2019 - Ohio-based Fairfield Medical Center experienced $22.6 million in operating losses due to the expenses associated with a Cerner EHR implementation in 2018, according to Columbus Business First. Fairfield Medical Center CFO Sky Gettys contributed $22.6 million of a total $22.8 million in operating losses to the cost of the EHR system upgrade. Full-year revenue at Fairfield Medical...


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Premise Health Launches Epic EHR Implementation Across Care Sites

by Kate Monica

Premise Health in Tennessee has successfully completed an Epic EHR implementation project across 600 wellness centers in 44 states and Guam. The direct healthcare company has already exchanged more than 1.4 million patient health records...

Catholic Health System Invests $135M in Epic EHR Replacement

by Kate Monica

Catholic Health System in Western New York is swapping their existing EHR system for Epic as part of a $135 million EHR replacement project, according to The Buffalo News. The multimillion-dollar project is the most expensive investment...

Greenway to Pay $57.25M for False EHR Certification Allegations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Greenway Health LLC has agreed to pay $57.25 million to resolve complaints that its “Prime Suite” EHR product caused users to submit false information to the EHR Incentive Programs.  The federal government has also accused...

HIT Consolidation, Integration Fueling Changes at eMDs, MEDITECH

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Before HIMSS19 has even begun, EHR companies are making moves to improve the reach and abilities of their platforms. First, Austin’s eMDs expanded its ambulatory footprint with its acquisition of Aprima Medical Software, which...

Epic Systems Workers Will Continue to Pursue Wage, Overtime Claims

by Kate Monica

Legal representation for a group of technical writers who brought a class action lawsuit against Epic Systems over wage disputes will continue to pursue wage claims through individual arbitration, according to Kenosha News. In October...

CA Behavioral Health Nonprofit Will Launch Cerner EHR System

by Kate Monica

A nonprofit behavioral health services organization recently made the decision to implement a Cerner EHR system across its facilities as part of an effort to improve the mental health of residents of Northern California. Remi Vista will...

Cerner, Christiana Care to Collaborate on Bariatric Services

by Jessica Davis

Cerner announced it’s collaborating with Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System on a weight-loss surgery program to help the EHR vendor’s health plan members achieve their health goals. Christiana Care is a top-ranked...

Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

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...

Allscripts, athenahealth Acquisitions Head Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Kate Monica

The EHR market has undergone several shake-ups in the past year, indicating big changes to come as larger EHR vendors cement their presence in the inpatient market and begin branching out into niche areas such as long-term post-acute care...

Berkshire Health System Chooses MEDITECH In EHR Selection Decision

by Kate Monica

Berkshire Health System (BHS) in Massachusetts recently chose MEDITECH after an EHR selection process and will implement the solution across its 225 physician practices. The health system signed an EHR contract to implement...

Allscripts Sells Stake in Behavioral Health EHR Netsmart for $525M

by Kate Monica

Allscripts has signed a definitive agreement to sell its stake in behavioral health EHR vendor Netsmart to private equity firms TA Associates and GI Partners for a total of $525 million. The sale ends a two-year relationship between...

Most EHR Vendors Have Enabled CommonWell, Carequality Connection

by Kate Monica

The majority of EHR vendors with sizeable marketshare currently enable providers to connect with CommonWell or Carequality, indicating the healthcare industry may be poised for a breakthrough in interoperability. This finding comes from a...

Hospitals in Two States Go Live With Epic EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

New Hampshire-based Memorial Hospital and Beatrice Community Hospital in Nebraska recently went live with Epic EHR implementations to improve health data sharing with local healthcare organizations and enable better-informed clinical...

How Information Blocking Regulations Can Promote EHR Usability

by Kate Monica

Further transparency in EHR testing and development is imperative to improving EHR usability and reducing patient harm associated with EHR use, according to AMA and Medstar. The organizations offered recommendations for three information...

Cedar County Memorial Hospital Launches MEDITECH EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, Missouri recently went live with MEDITECH Expanse EHR across its facility. The 25-bed hospital is located between Kansas City, Joplin, and Springfield. The hospital completed the EHR...

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...

Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

by Kate Monica

Allscripts will expand its relationship with Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and implement health IT solutions at East Kent Hospitals and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Connecticut-based HSC made the decision to expand and extend its...

Simplifying Clinical Documentation to Cut Administrative Burden

by Kate Monica

Hawaii Pacific Health is working to prevent physician burnout and reduce administrative burden on providers by cutting out the aspects of clinical documentation and EHR use that clinicians find least useful. In a recent New England...

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...

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