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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...

Health Systems in Two States to Launch Epic EHR Implementations

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Boulder Community Health (BCH) in Colorado and Oklahoma-based Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee each announced plans to launch Epic EHR implementations in an effort to improve care coordination and enable well-informed clinical...

Epic EHR Implementation Contributes to Drop in Income at VUMC

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported lower operating income in fiscal year 2018 compared to the same time last year in part because of the health system’s $214 million Epic EHR implementation launch, health system...

Elliott Management Leverages Support for athenahealth Acquisition

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In a third open letter, hedge fund Elliott Management leveraged shareholder support for its athenahealth acquisition offer to further pressure the health IT company’s board members into taking advantage of the $7 billion buyout...

Epic CEO Claims UI EHR Implementation Contract Award Was Fair

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Epic founder and CEO Judy Faulkner stated the bidding process for University of Illinois (UI) Hospital’s $62 million EHR implementation contract was fair and complied with state codes, according to a letter from the health IT company...

North Carolina Health System to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

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North Carolina-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System (CRHS) recently announced it will soon begin a Cerner EHR implementation project to boost care coordination across its acute and ambulatory care facilities. CRHS will also implement...

Cerner, Epic Systems Account for 51.5% Acute Care Hospital Market

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With both Cerner and Epic Systems either netting more acute care hospitals as customers or not losing any EHR customers, the two vendors combined for just over half of the US acute care hospital market share, according to recent KLAS...

Cerner Head Talks “Negative Information” on VA Cerner EHR Contract

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There has been a lot of “negative information” out in the news recently concerning the $10 billion VA Cerner EHR contract, but the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA both understand the value of Cerner’s work, company...

Congress: “Malign Neglect” Impedes VA Cerner EHR Contract

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Members of Congress issued a letter to VA Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman stating their disapproval for the way VA Cerner EHR contract negotiations have been carried out and expressing concern over the appointment of Acting VA CIO Camilo...

DoD MHS GENESIS EHR System Deemed Ineffective, Unsuitable

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The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system implementations at Initial Operating Capability (IOC) care sites across the Pacific Northwest are not operationally effective or suitable, according to a newly-released...

VA Will Make Final Cerner EHR Contract Decision by Memorial Day

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Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will make a decision about VA’s Cerner EHR contract by Memorial Day, VA CFO and Assistant Secretary for Management John Rychalski told the VA subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,...

Cerner EHR to Streamline Care at IN State Psychiatric Facilities

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The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will implement Cerner EHR and revenue cycle management solutions at six of its inpatient psychiatric facilities. The Cerner system will assist in streamlining clinical and...

MU Health Care Extends Cerner EHR to 100-Bed Community Hospital

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Jefferson City-based Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) will implement Cerner EHR with the help of University of Missouri (MU) Health Care in an effort to improve health data exchange and care coordination between organizations. MU...

Potential VA Secretary Nom May Finish Cerner EHR Contract Talks

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National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and Dentists (NAVAPD) President Samuel Spagnalo, MD, may be in the running to serve as the new VA secretary and carry Cerner EHR contract negotiations across the finish line, according to...

Cerner Revenue Down After Delays in VA EHR Contract Negotiations

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Revenue at Cerner fell below expectations in part due to uncertainty surrounding when VA EHR contract negotiations will finally close, Cerner executives told investors during an earnings call about the first financial quarter of...

Epic EHR Implementation Hurt Earnings at Erlanger Health System

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Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Erlanger Health System blamed its $100 million Epic EHR implementation for $4 million in losses over the last financial quarter, according to Times Free Press. After two years of preparation, Erlanger went...

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