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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...

DoD MHS Genesis EHR Implementation Proceeding on Schedule

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is still on schedule with its MHS Genesis EHR system rollout, officials told FCW. The $4.3-billion Cerner EHR system has received a significant amount of complaints from users related to problems with clinician...

VA Stalls Cerner EHR Contract for Interoperability Assessment

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VA has put Cerner EHR contract negotiations on hold to conduct an independent interoperability assessment, according to testimony from VA Secretary David Shulkin at a Senate committee hearing earlier this week.  The federal agency announced...

VA Upgrading Infrastructure to Prepare for Cerner Implementation

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VA has started upgrading IT infrastructure at each of its care sites in preparation for the Cerner implementation expected to begin as soon as contract negotiations are finalized, Federal News Radio reported. The federal agency will collaborate...

Investigators Deem Canadian Cerner Implementation Poorly Executed

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The British Columbia Ministry of Health recently concluded its second review of Island Health’s EHR system IHealth and determined the Cerner implementation was poorly executed and training was insufficient to support the system launch....

Green Mountain Care Board Approves $151.7M Epic Implementation

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The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved a $151.7-million Epic implementation at four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network. The Epic implementation is an effort to enhance patient care delivery and care...

6 EHR Implementations, Go-Lives Slated for Completion in 2018

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In 2017, several hospitals and health systems signed EHR implementation deals with large enterprise health IT companies — some clocking in at over $1 billion — as these healthcare organizations undergo EHR replacements. Whether their...

EHR Adoption Rises, User Satisfaction Falls for Ophthalmologists

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EHR adoption among ophthalmologists nearly doubled between 2006 and 2016, but user satisfaction with financial and clinical productivity has declined, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.  A research team headed by Michele...

Cerner Protests $62M Epic EHR Implementation at UI Medical Center

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Cerner recently filed a protest against the $62 million Epic EHR implementation contract awarded by the University of Illinois (UI) medical center, claiming the bidding process was unfair and potentially influenced by a conflict of interest....

Cerner, Epic EHR Implementations Rule Top 10 Stories of 2017

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EHR implementations are one of the most costly, labor-intensive projects hospitals and health systems debate working into their budgets. With months of careful consideration informing most successful EHR selection processes, it’s no surprise...

Ohio Military Medical Center Joins Health Information Exchange

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Wright-Patterson Medical Center recently collaborated with the Ohio Health Information Partnership to allow civilian providers to access patient EHRs of military personnel through health information exchange.   Located on Wright-Patterson...

Top 5 Most Expensive EHR Implementations of 2017

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Hospitals and health systems in both the public and private sector are willing to pay big bucks to fund EHR implementations to optimize patient care delivery and keep in line with federal regulations. In 2017, some healthcare organizations –...

Rice Hospital, ACMC Health to Merge for Epic Implementation

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Minnesota-based Rice Memorial Hospital and ACMC Health recently approved plans to create a nonprofit health system called Carris Health in an effort to allow the hospital and participating physicians to implement and use Epic EHR. ACMC Health...

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