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Mayo Clinic to Cut Medical Scribe Staff Ahead of Epic EHR Go-Live

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In anticipation of its Epic EHR launch, Mayo Clinic has offered about 400 medical transcriptionists the option to either take voluntary separation packages or look for other jobs as the health system no longer requires their services. Mayo Clinic’s...

Waverly Health Center Switches to eClinicalWorks EHR from Paragon

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Iowa-based Waverly Health Center is switching from the Paragon Inpatient EHR system to eClinicalWorks’ Acute Care EHR and Revenue Cycle Management platform. The eClinicalWorks EHR is expected to reduce overall implementation costs...

VA, DoD EHR Modernization to Drive Federal Health IT Growth

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Over the next five years, growth in federal health IT will primarily be driven by investments at VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) for EHR modernization efforts, according to the Federal Market Analysis team at GovWin from Deltek.  ...

How Clinician Engagement Can Make or Break an EHR Implementation

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A poorly-executed EHR implementation project can cause myriad problems for healthcare organizations ranging from financial trouble to internal conflicts between hospital management and staff. In the months after an EHR system go-live, hospitals...

TX Hospital Blames Cerner EHR Implementation for Financial Woes

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Officials at a Texas health system are partially blaming a troublesome Cerner EHR implementation for continued financial losses and a bond downgrade. Odessa American reported Ector County Hospital District (ECHD) recently had its bonds downgraded...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Balloons to $16 Billion

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The price tag for the VA Cerner implementation contract has spiked by 60 percent, judging by testimony given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. In her opening statement, House Military Construction and VA Appropriations Subcommittee...

VA Expects Cerner Implementation Will Go More Smoothly Than DoD

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VA anticipates the Cerner implementation will be less troublesome than the Department of Defense’s (DoD) MHS GENESIS implementation, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin given at a recent House Appropriations subcommittee...

CT Hospital Patients Frustrated After Cerner EHR Implementation

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Patients at Danbury Hospital have raised several complaints about scheduling problems, delays in care delivery, and difficulties obtaining medical services two weeks after Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) completed a Cerner EHR implementation....

VA Cerner EHR Implementation to Include 48 Deployment Waves

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The VA Cerner EHR implementation will include 48 deployment waves as well as an initial operating capability (IOC) deployment, according to an investment community meeting presentation by Cerner executives at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas. VA’s...

Medsphere EHR Moves to Amazon to Cut EHR Implementation Costs

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Medsphere has moved its CareVue EHR system offering to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ease the financial strain of EHR implementation for community hospitals by eliminating the need for local data centers. By making its EHR system more easily available...

Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR Implementation Yielding Improvements

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Cerner MHS GENESIS EHR implementation has led to increases in clinical efficiency and reductions in duplicative testing at cares sites part of the initial operating capability (IOC) program,...

Practice Fusion No Longer Offering Free EHR System Software

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Practice Fusion is abandoning the business model that contributed to its popularity and will no longer offer free EHR software to physicians, according to a recent report by CNBC. The decision to charge physicians to use its EHR system software...

EHR Adoption Unsuccessful in Reducing Administrative Costs

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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 Harvard...

Poor Staff Training Contributed to Trying Cerner Implementation

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Workarounds, poor staff training, and problems with system stabilization and revenue cycle management were the primary causes of complications during a Cerner implementation at Medical Center Health System (MCHS). MCHS President and CEO Rick...

VA Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations to Be Finalized in February

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After months of delay, VA Cerner EHR contract negotiations are expected to be finalized by the end of February, according to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) John Short in a recent budget call with reporters. In October 2017, VA Secretary David...

Alabama Community Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

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After an EHR selection process spanning six months, Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC) will begin a Cerner implementation to improve patient EHR access and streamline care coordination for providers at the Alabama hospital.  PCMC will...

Cerner, athenahealth Report Success in Changing EHR Market

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Cerner Corporation and athenahealth reported significant growth in the fourth financial quarter of 2017 after expanding their respective client bases in both the ambulatory and community hospital EHR markets. For its part, Cerner experienced...

Perry County Memorial Hospital to Begin Cerner Implementation

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Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) in Missouri will soon begin a Cerner implementation across all acute and ambulatory care sites. The integrated Cerner Millenium EHR will enable providers at the community hospital to access comprehensive...

Alameda Health System to Begin $200M Epic Implementation Project

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The Alameda Health System (AHS) Board of Trustees recently approved a $200 million Epic implementation project to improve care coordination for the 1,100 physicians part of the health system. The fully-integrated Epic EHR system will enable physicians...

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