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Enterprise EHR, RCM Necessitates Staff Changes at Trinity Health

February 7, 2019 - 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 a unified EHR and RCM platform from Epic Systems to support the delivery of patient-centered care. “People deserve customized and convenient...


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VA to Fast-Track Cerner Scheduling Software, Abandon Epic MASS

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A few years have passed since the Department of Veterans Affairs came to terms with the scheduling crisis in Phoenix that led to numerous leadership changes and a financial commitment of more than $600 million to implement an Epic...

Epic Systems Remains Top Overall Software Suite in KLAS Rankings

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

For the ninth-straight year, Epic Systems earned the title of best overall software suite and tops among physician practices. Nine is also the number of Best in KLAS awards Epic received in the latest annual rankings of the US healthcare...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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