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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

WI Hospital Launching Epic EHR Replacement After 2 Years of Prep

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Tomah Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Wisconsin will go live with its Epic EHR replacement on October 1 to improve clinical efficiency after nearly two years of planning. TMH officials stated the nearly $3-million EHR replacement process will...

$178M Cerner EHR System Under Review After Persistent Problems

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British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix is launching an independent review of Island Health’s Cerner EHR system, marking the system’s second review in a little over a year. The $178 million Cerner EHR system — called...

EHR Use Prevalent Among Skilled Nursing Facilities in 2016

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A new ONC data brief exploring EHR adoption, use, and interoperability in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) found 64 percent of facilities used EHRs to manage patient health data in 2016. The data brief marks a first at ONC in measuring...

MIT Implements Cerner EHR, Population Health Management

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MIT Medical is set to implement Cerner Millennium EHR as well as the health IT company’s population health management platform in an effort to streamline clinical, financial, and population health management at the...

CA Health System Begins Cloud-Based Epic EHR Implementation

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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...

HITECH Directly Responsible for Hospital EHR Adoption Spike

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A recent study by Julia Adler-Milstein and Ashish K. Jha found HITECH to be primarily responsible for significant increases in hospital EHR adoption rates, suggesting the law should serve as a model for ways to influence technology...

Report Ranks Top Five Best, Worst States for EHR Adoption

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A recent report by the Center for Data Innovation ranked each state based on its rate of EHR adoption and provided recommendations on how policymakers can enable more efficient data use. Data innovation—specifically in the...

Most Significant Epic, Cerner Health IT Achievements of 2017

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Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation solidified their status as top dogs in the health IT industry in 2017. Both health IT companies scored massive contracts this year, with Epic continuing to gain popularity among the private sector and...

Pew Calls on VA to Prioritize Health Data Exchange, Safety

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In a recent letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Pew Charitable Trusts has called on Secretary David J. Shulkin, MD, and the federal agency to prioritize health data exchange and patient safety in its forthcoming EHR...

EHR Use Nearly Universal in Hospital Outpatient Practices

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EHR adoption is nearly universal in hospital-owned outpatient practices as of 2017, according to the latest research from HIMSS Analytics. The 9th Annual Outpatient PM and EHR Study pulled data from myriad sources, including a web-based...

Nephrology HIE Adoption Leads to Improved Care Coordination

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A recent study found connecting to an HIE can assist in overcoming information gaps in patient care and improve care coordination for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in need of ongoing dialysis. A collaborative effort between...

CHIME to Take Over Annual Healthcare Most Wired Study

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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) will now be in charge of conducting the annual healthcare Most Wired hospitals study. CHIME will take over all aspects of the survey and benchmarking program starting...

DoD Cerner, NYCHH Epic Implementations Achieve Milestones

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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

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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...

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