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Health IT Adoption of Surescripts Price Transparency Tool Surges

November 16, 2018 - Surescripts is experiencing a surge in new users as health IT adoption of its Real-Time Prescription Benefit tool increases fortyfold in a year. Prescribers have so far used the tool 30 million times to view patient-specific price and therapeutic alternative information since the EHR-integrated tool’s launch in 2017. EHR vendors comprising 77 percent of the market share have...


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VA Achieves Several Milestones in Cerner EHR Implementation

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Over the past six months, VA has awarded Cerner three task orders, conducted a Current State Review of VA initial operating capability (IOC) care sites, and established 18 EHR councils to support the development of national standardized...

Allscripts EHR Wins Contracts with Three Healthcare Organizations

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Allscripts will expand its relationship with Hospital for Special Care (HSC) and implement health IT solutions at East Kent Hospitals and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Connecticut-based HSC made the decision to expand and extend its...

Pacific Dental Services to Implement Epic EHR System

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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...

Chicago Plumbers Union to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

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A Chicago Plumbers Union recently made the decision to move forward with a Cerner EHR implementation at a new health center currently under development in southwest Chicago. Members of Plumbers Local Union 130 United Association (UA) and...

Two MO Health Systems Collaborate for Cerner EHR Implementation

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Missouri-based Lake Regional Health System and the University of Missouri (MU) Health Care recently teamed up to extend MU Health Care’s Cerner EHR platform to Lake Regional patients and providers. Patients at MU Health Care and...

DoD Leveraging MHS GENESIS EHR System to Reduce Duplicate Testing

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Four Department of Defense (DoD) care sites are achieving some improvements in clinical efficiency since going live with the MHS GENESIS EHR system, according to Cerner Government Services President Travis Dalton. Patients visiting the...

Mayo Clinic Completes $1.5B Epic EHR Implementation Project

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After years of preparation and work, Mayo Clinic has completed a $1.5 billion system-wide Epic EHR implementation project across all care sites. The health system announced the implementation project’s completion over the weekend...

Cerner Selects Team of Businesses to Aid VA EHR Implementation

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Cerner recently established a team of health IT companies and innovators including Leidos, MicroHealth, Accenture, and 21 other business to contribute to the $10 billion, multi-year VA EHR implementation project. Each health IT company...

Two Parallel Health Information Exchanges Under Development in CT

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There are currently two state-run efforts to build health information exchanges (HIEs) underway in Connecticut, according to CT Mirror. The state’s Health IT Advisory Council has been working to launch a statewide HIE since 2007....

OEHRM Clinical Councils to Create National VA EHR Clinical Workflows

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The Office of Electronic Record Modernization (OEHRM) is taking steps to optimize clinical efficiency, health IT standardization, and deployment processes as the agency prepares to move forward with its $10 billion Cerner EHR...

Cerner EHR Implementation to Support Behavioral Health at Spectrum

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Spectrum Health & Human Services will launch a Cerner EHR implementation project through Cerner’s Community Behavioral Health deployment model to improve the mental and behavioral health of individuals throughout western New...

Cerner EHR Implementation Goes Live at NE Medical Center

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Regional West Health Services — the parent company of multi-specialty medical group Regional West Medical Center — went live with a new Cerner EHR implementation over the weekend to streamline health data access and care...

Centra Health Launches Cerner EHR After 2 Years of Preparation

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Centra Health recently went live with a multi-million-dollar Cerner EHR implementation as part of a two-year effort to replace several, disparate EHR systems previously in use across the health system with a single, integrated system. The...

IN Rep Demands Transparency on VA EHR Modernization Leadership

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House Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) urged VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to improve transparency into VA EHR modernization project leadership in a recent letter. Banks also requested that Wilkie...

EHR System Costs Contributed to Bankruptcy at 3 MS Hospitals

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A Tennessee-based healthcare company that owns three hospitals and several physician practices in Mississippi recently filed for bankruptcy in part due to costs associated with its EHR system. Curae Health in Knoxville filed for Chapter...

NY Health System Swaps 5 Vendor Systems for Epic EHR Replacement

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New York-based Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will begin an Epic EHR replacement project to swap out its five existing EHR systems from different vendors with a single, unified system. By implementing a single Epic EHR, MVHS hopes to...

Interim CHIO Genevieve Morris Resigns from VA Cerner EHR Project

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Genevieve Morris has resigned her role as Interim Chief Health Information Officer for the Office of EHR Modernization (OEHRM) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In a resignation letter delivered to both HHS Secretary Alex Azar...

3 Ways to Promote Clinician Engagement During EHR Implementation

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EHR implementation projects are notoriously stressful for hospital management and staff as providers, administrators, IT staff, and leadership adjust to changes in daily operations. Without sufficient EHR training and communication...

athenahealth Acquisition Bid Progresses to Second Round

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The possibility of an athenahealth acquisition may be increasing as three potential buyers enter a second round of bidding. UnitedHealth Group, TPG, and Bain Capital are among the second round of bidders, according to Seeking...

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