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Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

January 16, 2018 - The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system launch. The Ministry presented these and other findings in a report assessing the functionality and usability, risks to patient safety, culture and governance,...


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Green Mountain Care Board Approves $151.7M Epic Implementation

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The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved a $151.7-million Epic implementation at four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network. The Epic implementation is an effort to enhance patient care delivery and care...

6 EHR Implementations, Go-Lives Slated for Completion in 2018

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In 2017, several hospitals and health systems signed EHR implementation deals with large enterprise health IT companies — some clocking in at over $1 billion — as these healthcare organizations undergo EHR replacements. Whether their...

EHR Adoption Rises, User Satisfaction Falls for Ophthalmologists

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EHR adoption among ophthalmologists nearly doubled between 2006 and 2016, but user satisfaction with financial and clinical productivity has declined, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.  A research team headed by Michele...

Cerner Protests $62M Epic EHR Implementation at UI Medical Center

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Cerner recently filed a protest against the $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center, claiming the bidding process was unfair and potentially influenced by a conflict of interest....

Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

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EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise...

Ohio Military Medical Center Joins Health Information Exchange

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Wright-Patterson Medical Center recently collaborated with the Ohio Health Information Partnership to allow civilian providers to access patient EHRs of military personnel through health information exchange.   Located on Wright-Patterson...

Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

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Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations –...

Rice Hospital, ACMC Health to Merge for Epic Implementation

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Minnesota-based Rice Memorial Hospital and ACMC Health recently approved plans to create a nonprofit health system called Carris Health in an effort to allow the hospital and participating physicians to implement and use Epic EHR. ACMC Health...

Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

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A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation...

Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

UC San Diego, Irvine Health to Share Single Epic EHR Platform

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University of California (UC) San Diego Health and University of California Irvine (UCI) Health recently formed a strategic partnership to share a single Epic EHR platform. The academic health systems will share the Epic platform in an effort...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Likely to Top Out at $10B

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VA will likely dole out $10 billion for the Cerner implementation contract, according recently unsealed documents in the CliniComp case against the federal agency. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the Court of Federal Claims ruled CliniComp lacked...

UVM Health Network Awaits Approval for $200M Epic EHR Replacement

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University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network leadership recently testified before the Green Mountain Care Board in an effort to gain approval for a new Epic EHR replacement that may cost up to $200 million. The EHR replacement would upgrade systems...

Rocky Cerner EHR Implementation Spurs Conflict, Billing Problems

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Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Texas has experienced persistent billing problems and rising tensions between management and hospital staff following a Cerner EHR implementation that went live earlier this year. The Cerner EHR system is...

Vanderbilt Readies for $200M System-Wide Epic Implementation

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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”...

NJ Health Center Completes eClinicalWorks EHR Implementation

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The Center for Health Education Medicine & Dentistry (CHEMED) has successfully implemented its new eClinicalWorks EHR system complete with an electronic dental record and a behavioral health module. The cloud-based EHR solution will assist...

South Dakota Health System Goes Live with Epic Implementation

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Regional Health in South Dakota recently went live with its Epic implementation at all hospitals, clinics, urgent care facilities, and specialty treatment centers in its network. “Every time you visit a Regional Health clinic or hospital...

Cerner Seeks EHR Contracts with More Government Agencies

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Cerner Corporation recently held its third quarter 2017 earnings call with investors and expressed an interest in landing EHR contracts with additional federal agencies beyond the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs...

VA to Complete Cerner EHR Implementation in 7 to 8 Years

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fully complete the Cerner EHR implementation and transition all VA patient health records to the new system in seven to eight years, according to testimony from VA Secretary David A. Shulkin, MD at...