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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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AMIA Calls for Strictly Clinical Documentation in Patient EHRs

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has offered a solution to regulatory and administrative burden — separate the clinical from the financial in EHR documentation. In response to an ONC draft strategy for reducing...

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...

Cerner EHR Partly Blamed for Hospital Billing Issues, Bankruptcy

by Kate Monica

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s former management company — Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) — has pointed to problems with the hospital’s Cerner EHR as responsible for ongoing cash flow and payroll...

EHR Adoption Unsuccessful in Reducing Administrative Costs

by Kate Monica

EHR adoption has not significantly reduced administrative costs related to billing and insurance activities, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at Duke University and...

CMS, FDA Push for Increased Use of Unique Device Identifiers

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In letter to the Accredited Standards Committee X12, the heads of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Food & Drug Administration have urged the body responsible for developing and maintaining electronic data...

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