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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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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...

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...

DoD Cerner, NYCHH Epic Implementations Achieve Milestones

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor in Washington State completed its Cerner implementation of the Military Health System’s GENESIS EHR technology over the weekend, the Kansas City-based EHR company announced on Monday. The DoD MHS site providing...

UK Hospital Earns Most Wired for Use of Epic EHR Technology

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and its eHospital platform designed by Epic Systems has earned the two-hospital system the designation of Most Wired from the American Hospital Association, the hospital trust recently announced. CUH became...

Mercy Extends Epic EHR Services to Californian Health System

by Kate Monica

A recent agreement between Tahoe Forest Health Systems and Mercy Technology Services will allow Mercy to introduce Epic EHR to patients and providers at the California district hospital.  “Our goal was to find a partner with the same...

Judy Faulkner: Epic Will Offer New Cost-Effective EHR Options

by Jennifer Bresnick

Epic EHR products may be in use at the majority of top-ranked hospitals and health systems in the United States, but many smaller organizations balk at the hefty investment and steep price tag involved in adopting the company’s products....

NYCHCC Epic Implementation Will Not Hit 2018 Deadline

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation will not complete its system-wide EHR implementation by the end of 2018 as planned, according to the New York Post. Spokesman Robert de Luna indicated that the delay would push the project back...

Bay-Area Home Health Provider Completes Epic Implementation

by Sara Heath

Bay-area home health and hospice provider Pathways has finished its Epic implementation, allowing for better care coordination between ambulatory and inpatient providers and home healthcare providers, according to a company press release. The...

Mercy SaaS Service Drives Accelerated Epic EHR Implementation

by Sara Heath

With help from Mercy Technology Services, Our Lady of the Angels Hospital has fully completed an Epic EHR implementation in less than a year, a process that usually takes 12 to 18 months, according to a press release. The 98-bed hospital, a part...

NYU Lutheran Launches Epic EHR to Boost Patient Care

by Sara Heath

NYU Lutheran has completed a full EHR implementation, going live with Epic Systems yesterday. Part of NYU Langone Health System, the hospital announced the successful go-live of its Epic EHR at all its Brooklyn locations, including in 22 ancillary...

3 Hospitals Sign onto Mercy SaaS for Epic EHR Implementation

by Sara Heath

Mercy Technology Services will be helping three more hospitals with their Epic EHR implementations and optimizations through their software as a service (SaaS) model, a press release says. Through the SaaS model, Mercy will assist Riverview Health...

Concerns, Questions Surround Erlanger Epic EHR Selection

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Documents ascertained under the Tennessee Open Records Act and shared with EHRIntelligence.com raise doubts about the recent EHR selection process at Erlanger Health System, a public health system in the state. On May 28, 2015, the health system's...

Partners Epic Implementation Causing Headaches for Some

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The $1.2-billion Epic implementation at Partners HealthCare remains on schedule, but some of the early adopters of the health system's new EHR technology are reporting frustrations in learning and adapting to the new platform, according to...

MD Anderson Epic Implementation Led to Financial Decreases

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Clinical productivity at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center took a sizeable hit to its adjusted income in the buildup to an Epic implementation completed in March 2016. Documents from a recent meeting of the UT System Board of Regents...

Oregon Health System Preps for Epic EHR Implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

St. Charles Health System in Oregon only recently decided in favor of an EHR replacement that will its Paragon EHR from McKesson make way for an Epic EHR implementation, but the health system is already looking to add 100 new Epic analyst positions...

Using Epic EHR to Survive a Perfect Storm of Regulation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Much of the attention focusing on the Epic implementation going on at Partners HealthCare focuses on EHR adoption in acute-care settings, but its impact will be especially valuable for its non-acute or post-acute care partners throughout Massachusetts....

UMass Memorial Prepares for 2017 Epic Implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Another Massachusetts health system is staring down a sizeable Epic implementation although its first go-live event isn't scheduled to take place until July 1, 2017. Lisa Eckelbecker of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports the cost...

Mass. General Implements Epic EHR to Boost Interoperability

by Jacqueline Belliveau

As part of a $1.2 billion upgrade across the Partners HealthCare network, Massachusetts General Hospital to a new Epic EHR system to increase interoperability and health information exchange, according to a report in The Boston Globe. MGH implemented...

NYCHHC Reaches Key Epic Implementation Milestone on Schedule

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

D-day came and went for the Epic EHR implementation at NYC Health + Hospitals and the health system in New York City is reporting success. "We are pleased to announce that the first phase of the largest public health care system implementation...

Epic EHR Implementation Cited in Denver Health CEO’s Departure

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

UPDATE: Denver Health has issued an official statement on the departure of its CEO. Is the forthcoming retirement of Denver Health CEO a sign of bad things to come for the health system which is set for an Epic EHR go-live in a week's time?...

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