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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...

Apple Health Record Participation Grows By 9 Hospitals, Clinics

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Nine hospitals and clinics including locations part of the Baptist Health network in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois have signed on to allow patients to access EHR data through the Apple Health Records data viewer. In addition to Baptist...

eClinicalWorks Fined $132K for Patient Safety Reporting Failure

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently fined eClinicalWorks $132,000 for failing to report patient safety issues to the regulatory body as reportable events in a timely manner. The health IT company is required to report patient...

WV Hospital Improvement Plan Includes Ambulatory EHR System Rollout

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West Virginia-based Mon Health Medical Center will implement a new EHR system at its ambulatory care facilities as part of an operations improvement plan (OIP) intended to help the hospital recover from significant financial...

DoD Will Raise MHS GENESIS EHR Implementation Contract by $1.1B

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The Department of Defense (DoD) will raise the ceiling of its MHS GENESIS EHR implementation contract by about $1.1 billion to accommodate adding the Coast Guard to the project, according to a Justification and Approval posted to the...

Genevieve Morris Heads VA EHR Modernization Oversight Panel

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Principal Deputy National Coordinator Genevieve Morris has been selected to spearhead the new Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM) — an oversight panel responsible for ensuring the Cerner VA EHR modernization...

$180M EHR Implementation Project Approved at UW Medicine

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 The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine Finance and Asset Management Committee recently approved a $180 million EHR implementation project to replace its existing Cerner and Epic systems with a single, integrated EHR...

Holzer Health Systems Goes Live with athenahealth EHR System

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Holzer Health System recently went live with an athenahealth EHR system that includes practice management and patient engagement solutions for improved clinical efficiency. According to health system officials, the athenahealth EHR will...

Behavioral Health System Launches Epic EHR Implementation

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Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Service includes 50,000 providers.  Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services recently completed an Epic EHR implementation...

Impacts of Key Cerner EHR Implementations for 2018

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Healthcare continues to evolve, with providers of all sizes and with varying specialties working to implement the latest technologies while still ensuring patient care remains a top priority. Many organizations are considering new EHR...

VA Epic Scheduling System Implementation May Be Under Budget

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The VA Epic scheduling system implementation will likely be completed in two years and cost less than $350 million, Leidos Vice President for Veterans Health Will Johnson told Wisconsin State Journal. Leidos is partnering with Epic on the...

Top Epic EHR Implementations in First Half of 2018

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There have been numerous Epic EHR implementations in the first six months of 2018, with many private health systems looking for improved options for patient care delivery and care quality. Some of the health IT investments have totaled...

House to Form VA Cerner EHR Implementation Oversight Panel

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House representatives recently announced plans to form an oversight panel to ensure the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR implementation goes smoothly, according to the Military Times. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN)...

3 Things to Remember During the EHR Implementation Process

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Whether a provider is looking to undergo its first EHR implementation process or is looking for replacement options, putting a new system into an organization takes careful consideration. Each healthcare organization is different and will...

Illinois Procurement Board Upholds $62M UI Epic EHR Contract

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The Illinois Procurement Policy Board determined in a May 28 hearing that the University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract does not violate conflict of interest laws, a UI Hospitals...

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