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Cerner Head Talks “Negative Information” on VA Cerner EHR Contract

May 22, 2018 - There has been a lot of “negative information” out in the news recently concerning the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR contract, but the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA both understand the value of Cerner’s work, company president Zane Burke explained in a shareholders meeting call last week. Burke added that he has learned about the term “fake news,” but that the...


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Congress: “Malign Neglect” Impedes VA Cerner EHR Contract

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Members of Congress issued a letter to VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman stating their disapproval for the way VA Cerner EHR contract negotiations have been carried out and expressing concern over the appointment of Acting VA CIO Camilo Sandoval....

DoD MHS GENESIS EHR System Deemed Ineffective, Unsuitable

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system implementations at Initial Operating Capability (IOC) care sites across the Pacific Northwest are not operationally effective or suitable, according to a newly-released Initial...

VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day

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Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, VA CFO and Assistant Secretary for Management John Rychalski told the VA subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and...

Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

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The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and administrative...

MU Health Care Extends Cerner EHR to 100-Bed Community Hospital

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Jefferson City-based Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) will implement Cerner EHR with the help of University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in an effort to improve health data exchange and care coordination between organizations. MU Health Care...

Potential VA Secretary Nom May Finish Cerner EHR Contract Talks

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National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD) President Samuel Spagnalo, MD, may be in the running to serve as the new VA secretary and carry Cerner EHR contract negotiations across the finish line, according to DisabledVeterans.org....

Cerner Revenue Down After Delays in VA EHR Contract Negotiations

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Revenue at Cerner fell below expectations in part due to uncertainty surrounding when VA EHR contract negotiations will finally close, Cerner executives told investors during an earnings call about the first financial quarter of 2018. Cerner...

Epic EHR Implementation Hurt Earnings at Erlanger Health System

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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 live with...

VA Cerner EHR Contract Will Advance Despite Leadership Changes

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VA will continue working to finalize the Cerner EHR contract despite former VA CIO Scott Blackburn and former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s sudden departure from the federal department, Blackburn stated at a recent Government Information...

Epic EHR to Improve Interoperability for MultiCare Spokane

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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 implementation...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

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Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of standalone...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

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UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding...

Two-thirds of US Hospitals Achieved Upper HIMSS EMRAM Adoption

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By the end of 2017, 66.7 percent of US hospitals reached either Stage 5 or Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), according to HIMSS Analytics data. HIMSS EMRAM adoption shows how organizations are moving...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

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VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

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Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to implement...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

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EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The sixth annual...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

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Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from physicians...

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