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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...

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...

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