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Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

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A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation...

Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

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VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

UC San Diego, Irvine Health to Share Single Epic EHR Platform

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University of California (UC) San Diego Health and University of California Irvine (UCI) Health recently formed a strategic partnership to share a single Epic EHR platform. The academic health systems will share the Epic platform in an effort...

VA Cerner Implementation Contract Likely to Top Out at $10B

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VA will likely dole out $10 billion for the Cerner implementation contract, according recently unsealed documents in the CliniComp case against the federal agency. Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby of the Court of Federal Claims ruled CliniComp lacked...

UVM Health Network Awaits Approval for $200M Epic EHR Replacement

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University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network leadership recently testified before the Green Mountain Care Board in an effort to gain approval for a new Epic EHR replacement that may cost up to $200 million. The EHR replacement would upgrade systems...

Rocky Cerner EHR Implementation Spurs Conflict, Billing Problems

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Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Texas has experienced persistent billing problems and rising tensions between management and hospital staff following a Cerner EHR implementation that went live earlier this year. The Cerner EHR system is...

Vanderbilt Readies for $200M System-Wide Epic Implementation

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is set to go live with its over $200 million Epic implementation at midnight on November 2. VUMC anticipates a period of about six to seven hours during which hospital staff will rely on “downtime”...

NJ Health Center Completes eClinicalWorks EHR Implementation

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The Center for Health Education Medicine & Dentistry (CHEMED) has successfully implemented its new eClinicalWorks EHR system complete with an electronic dental record and a behavioral health module. The cloud-based EHR solution will assist...

South Dakota Health System Goes Live with Epic Implementation

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Regional Health in South Dakota recently went live with its Epic implementation at all hospitals, clinics, urgent care facilities, and specialty treatment centers in its network. “Every time you visit a Regional Health clinic or hospital...

Cerner Seeks EHR Contracts with More Government Agencies

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Cerner Corporation recently held its third quarter 2017 earnings call with investors and expressed an interest in landing EHR contracts with additional federal agencies beyond the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs...

VA to Complete Cerner EHR Implementation in 7 to 8 Years

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fully complete the Cerner EHR implementation and transition all VA patient health records to the new system in seven to eight years, according to testimony from VA Secretary David A. Shulkin, MD at...

WI Hospital Launching Epic EHR Replacement After 2 Years of Prep

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Tomah Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Wisconsin will go live with its Epic EHR replacement on October 1 to improve clinical efficiency after nearly two years of planning. TMH officials stated the nearly $3-million EHR replacement process will optimize...

$178M Cerner EHR System Under Review After Persistent Problems

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British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix is launching an independent review of Island Health’s Cerner EHR system, marking the system’s second review in a little over a year. The $178 million Cerner EHR system — called IHealth...

EHR Use Prevalent Among Skilled Nursing Facilities in 2016

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A new ONC data brief exploring EHR adoption, use, and interoperability in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) found 64 percent of facilities used EHRs to manage patient health data in 2016. The data brief marks a first at ONC in measuring SNF EHR...

MIT Implements Cerner EHR, Population Health Management

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MIT Medical is set to implement Cerner Millennium EHR as well as the health IT company’s population health management platform in an effort to streamline clinical, financial, and population health management at the Massachusetts-based technology...

CA Health System Begins Cloud-Based Epic EHR Implementation

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University of California (UC) San Diego Health recently transitioned its EHR system to a hosted, cloud-based Epic EHR environment as part of a strategy to move from traditional data storage centers to a more secure, cost-efficient patient medical...

HITECH Directly Responsible for Hospital EHR Adoption Spike

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A recent study by Julia Adler-Milstein and Ashish K. Jha found HITECH to be primarily responsible for significant increases in hospital EHR adoption rates, suggesting the law should serve as a model for ways to influence technology adoption in...

Report Ranks Top Five Best, Worst States for EHR Adoption

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A recent report by the Center for Data Innovation ranked each state based on its rate of EHR adoption and provided recommendations on how policymakers can enable more efficient data use. Data innovation—specifically in the healthcare industry—is...

Most Significant Epic, Cerner Health IT Achievements of 2017

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Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation solidified their status as top dogs in the health IT industry in 2017. Both health IT companies scored massive contracts this year, with Epic continuing to gain popularity among the private sector and Cerner...

Pew Calls on VA to Prioritize Health Data Exchange, Safety

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In a recent letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Pew Charitable Trusts has called on Secretary David J. Shulkin, MD, and the federal agency to prioritize health data exchange and patient safety in its forthcoming EHR implementation....

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