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Epic Systems Wins Supreme Court Labor Law Case Against Employee

May 22, 2018 - 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 their employers. Epic v. Lewis was argued in October 2017 and included two similar labor law cases — National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil...


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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...

Epic, athenahealth Most Effectively Enable EHR Interoperability

by Kate Monica

Epic and athenahealth most successfully integrate their EHR product offerings with a single network to enable EHR interoperability for seamless health data exchange between users, according to a 2018 KLAS interoperability report. “Traditionally,...

New Epic Interoperability Features Enable User Collaboration

by Kate Monica

Epic has released a new functionality — One Virtual System Worldwide — designed to leverage its Care Everywhere interoperability platform for more efficient patient care delivery across all organizations using Epic EHR, according...

Vanderbilt Readies for $200M System-Wide Epic Implementation

by Kate Monica

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is set to go live with its over $200 million Epic implementation at midnight on November 2. VUMC anticipates a period of about six to seven hours during which hospital staff will rely on “downtime”...

US Court Cuts TCS Fine From $940M to $420M in Epic Lawsuit

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, a US court cut the compensatory and punitive damages that major IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) must pay Epic Systems for a trade secret lawsuit by more than half. The Western District Court of Wisconsin issued an...

MI Health Systems Implement Epic Healthy Planet Constellation

by Kate Monica

Affirmant Health Partners signed a deal with Epic to implement its population health management and accountable care platform — Healthy Planet Constellation — designed for clinically integrated networks. The coalition of health systems...

CA Health System Begins Cloud-Based Epic EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

University of California (UC) San Diego Health recently transitioned its EHR system to a hosted, cloud-based Epic EHR environment as part of a strategy to move from traditional data storage centers to a more secure, cost-efficient patient medical...

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...

Healthcare Mourns Loss of Cerner Chairman, CEO Neal Patterson

by Kate Monica

Neal Patterson, Chairman and CEO of Cerner Corp., passed away on July 9, 2017 due to complications resulting from a recent recurrence of a previously diagnosed cancer. Cerner Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board Cliff Illig has been named...

Value-Based Care Fueling Provider Demands on Health IT Companies

by Kate Monica

Expectations for health IT companies are rising as a result of the transition to value-based care. Providers are increasingly experiencing pressure to improve information exchange at their practices and demanding clean, comprehensive, and actionable...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

by Kate Monica

EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR purchasing...

Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A recent survey of healthcare executives shows that inpatient and outpatient EHR technology are top of mind for provider buying priorities for health IT purchases, trailing only telemedicine. A third of 248 respondents to a Research Data survey...

US Coast Guard Searching for Commercial EHR to Replace Epic

by Kate Monica

The US Coast Guard recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding which potential commercial EHR would best suit the needs of the federal agency. While the Coast Guard is interested in gathering information, the federal agency clarified...

7 Trends EHR Vendors Must Address to Survive in 2018

by Kate Monica

A new market report addresses areas where EHR vendors will need to improve their systems in order to stay competitive through 2018. According to Kalorama Information, the $28­-billion EHR market dominated by a score large vendors and hundreds...

Epic Modules Supporting Care across Healthcare Settings

by Kate Monica

Epic Systems offers one of the top-ranked EHR systems in the country as well as a range of products and services to help providers in various specialties deliver quality patient care and meet federal reporting requirements. Not...

Maury Regional Picks Cerner, MidMichigan to Launch Epic EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Tennessee’s top-ranked health system made the decision to replace its hospital and ambulatory EHR systems with an enterprisewide Cerner EHR technology. Maury Regional Health and Cerner Corporation announced the 255-bed center located between...

Top Inpatient EHR Companies by Hospitals

by Kate Monica

The EHR selection and implementation decisions of health systems and hospitals have a downstream effect on the EHR ecosystem in their surrounding areas. While the EHR Incentive Programs contributed to a significant increase in the number of EHR...

Epic Systems, Cerner Among 8 Health IT Companies Recognized by EHRA

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Earlier this week, the trade association announced that Epic Systems, Cerner Corporation, six other health IT companies had agreed to move to Version 2 of the EHR Developer Code of Conduct. Validations tied to the first version, introduced back...

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