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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 technol...


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Enterprise EHR, RCM Necessitates Staff Changes at Trinity Health

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The switch to an enterprise-wide EHR and revenue cycle management platform is changing the approach at Trinity Health to billing and IT staffing. Last May, the 94-hospital health system spanning 22 states announced its decision to move to...

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...

Transition to Epic EHR Impedes Prescription Refills at Memorial

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Patients aren’t pleased with recent changes at Memorial Hospital in Conway, New Hampshire, that are contributing to considerable lag in approving requests for prescription refills. Terry Leavitt of The Conway Daily Sun reported that...

Maryland’s Meritus Health Completes Epic Go-Live with Mercy

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Meritus Health is now an Epic shop and has Mercy Technology Services (MTS) to thank for a successful rollout. “Adopting a new EHR can be a costly, time-consuming process for any health care system,” said Meritus Health CFO Tom...

Epic Eyes Specialists, Insurers, and Businesses to Expand Reach

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Epic is working to integrate dentists, life insurers, and diagnostic companies into its digital environment to create a comprehensive patient record. Two months ago, Pacific Dental Services announced its plan to implement an Epic EHR...

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...

Pacific Dental Services to Implement Epic EHR System

by Kate Monica

California-based Pacific Dental Services (PDS) recently announced its decision to implement Epic EHR as part of an effort to improve care coordination for all PDS-supported dentists and specialists. PDS is a dental support organization...

1,500 Epic Systems Employees May File Individual Arbitrations

by Kate Monica

Up to 1,500 quality assurance and technical writers at Epic Systems may file wage and working hours claims through individual arbitration after the health IT company won a major Supreme Court labor law case that barred employees from...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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