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Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

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Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

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UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended...

Two-thirds of US Hospitals Achieved Upper HIMSS EMRAM Adoption

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By the end of 2017, 66.7 percent of US hospitals reached either Stage 5 or Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), according to HIMSS Analytics data. HIMSS EMRAM adoption shows how organizations are...

VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

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VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the...

MI Critical Access Hospital to Begin Cerner EHR Implementation

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Michigan-based Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) will launch a Cerner EHR implementation at its 11-bed critical access hospital (CAH) and clinic to improve patient health outcomes for residents of Alger County. MMH made the decision to...

EHR Implementation Support Top Health IT Outsourcing Request

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EHR adoption is a mainstay in nearly every healthcare provider in the US, but organizations are most likely to seek outsourcing options for EHR implementation support, according to a recent Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. report. The...

Rankin County Hospital Completes Cerner EHR Implementation

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Rankin County Hospital District (RCHD) recently completed a Cerner EHR implementation in an effort to streamline clinical and administrative operations for RCHD providers across the continuum of care. “With total buy-in from...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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