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Epic EHR Implementation Leads to Cerner EHR Replacement

September 9, 2015 - Clinicians at two Tucson hospitals will be tasked with learning a new EHR technology after their healthcare organizations were acquired by Banner Health. The decision to implement an EHR replacement technology follows more than $100 million in EHR-related expenditures by the former University of Arizona Health Network and two years of financial struggles adopting its outgoing EHR technology....


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Behavioral Health System Launches Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Service includes 50,000 providers.  Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently completed an Epic EHR implementation as part...

Top Epic EHR Implementations in First Half of 2018

by Elizabeth Snell

There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled over $1...

Health Systems in Two States to Launch Epic EHR Implementations

by Kate Monica

Boulder Community Health (BCH) in Colorado and Oklahoma-based Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee each announced plans to launch Epic EHR implementations in an effort to improve care coordination and enable well-informed clinical decision-making...

Cerner, Epic Systems Account for 51.5% Acute Care Hospital Market

by Elizabeth Snell

With both Cerner and Epic Systems either netting more acute care hospitals as customers or not losing any EHR customers, the two vendors combined for just over half of the US acute care hospital market share, according to recent KLAS research....

Epic Systems May Win Dismissal of Additional Class Action Lawsuit

by Kate Monica

A class action lawsuit brought against Epic Systems by quality assurance workers who claimed they were illegally denied overtime pay may be dismissed by a federal judge because of the recent Supreme Court decision that upholds Epic’s arbitration...

Epic Systems Wins Supreme Court Labor Law Case Against Employee

by Kate Monica

On May 21, Epic Systems won a Supreme Court labor law case in a 5-4 decision against Epic technical writer Jacob Lewis. The case may have significant implications for workers’ abilities to file class action lawsuits collectively against...

Crisp Regional Health to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Georgia-based Crisp Regional Health recently announced plans to begin a Cerner EHR implementation at all acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care facilities to streamline clinical and administrative operations across the care continuum. “We...

System-wide Epic EHR Downtime Affects 24 Sutter Health Hospitals

by Kate Monica

Sutter Health is in a period of EHR downtime affecting its Epic EHR and all internal communications across its 24 hospitals, according to The Press Democrat.  The system-wide network outage occurred at about 10:30 PM on May 14. The activation...

Mayo Clinic Prepares for Early Challenges During Epic EHR Go-Live

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic is making efforts to accommodate the inevitable period of adjustment that will follow its Epic EHR implementation go-live at Rochester care sites by enrolling staff members in rigorous training and cutting back on appointments, according...

Epic EHR Implementation Hurt Earnings at Erlanger Health System

by Kate Monica

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System blamed its $100 million Epic EHR implementation for $4 million in losses over the last financial quarter, according to Times Free Press. After two years of preparation, Erlanger went live with...

Leveraging Provider Communication for Better Care Coordination

by Kate Monica

With EHR systems now commonplace in hospitals and health systems nationwide, many healthcare organizations are turning their attention and resources toward EHR optimization to improve care coordination. Before Vanderbilt University Medical Center...

Epic EHR to Improve Interoperability for MultiCare Spokane

by Kate Monica

Washington-based MultiCare Spokane will go live with an Epic EHR implementation early this summer in an effort to improve interoperability with Providence Washington Health & Services and Kaiser Permanente. The $25 million Epic implementation...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

by Kate Monica

UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding...

Oregon Health System to Go Live With $79.5M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

After two years of development and preparation, Oregon-based St. Charles Health System will go live with a $79.5 million Epic implementation on April 7, according to KTVZ.com. St. Charles patients will benefit from a new Epic MyChart patient...

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 taxpayers...

South Carolina Health System Completes 4-Year Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

South Carolina-based Self Regional Healthcare recently completed an Epic implementation across all its hospitals and physician practices after four years of work on the project, according to Index-Journal. Self Memorial Hospital Emergency Care...

Mercy Hospital St. Louis Achieves HIMSS Stage 7 with Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Missouri-based Mercy Hospital St. Louis recently achieved HIMSS Stage 7 certification for advanced use of its Epic EHR system based on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). The 859-bed facility is now among the top 6 percent of...

Green Mountain Care Board Approves $151.7M Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved a $151.7-million Epic implementation at four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network. The Epic implementation is an effort to enhance patient care delivery and care...

Two GA Healthcare Centers to Share Single Epic EHR Platform

by Kate Monica

Piedmont Healthcare and Shepherd Center recently signed on to share an Epic EHR platform in a hospital-to-hospital hosting agreement. As part of the agreement, Piedmont will extend its Epic EHR to Shepherd Center to offer patients a single medical...

Tahoe Forest Health System Successfully Launches Epic EHR

by Kate Monica

Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) recently went live with its Epic EHR implementation with the help of Mercy Technology Services. The two-hospital health system offers services including 24-hour emergency care, orthopedic services, and cancer...

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