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Several MA Hospitals Sign for MEDITECH Web-Based EHR Implementation

March 14, 2019 - MEDITECH is strengthening its foothold in the health IT market with several recent EHR implementation contract wins in Massachusetts and other states. The health IT company’s web-based EHR offering — Expanse — is seeing a spike in new business in 2019.   “It’s an exciting time at MEDITECH and we are looking forward to continuing to build on this...


Sturdy Memorial Hospital Selects Cerner EHR Implementation


Sturdy Memorial Hospital (SMH) in Attleboro, Massachusetts recently signed a seven-year agreement to replace its existing health IT system with a Cerner EHR implementation. The 132-bed community hospital will implement Cerner’s...

Catholic Health System Invests $135M in Epic EHR Replacement


Catholic Health System in Western New York is swapping their existing EHR system for Epic as part of a $135 million EHR replacement project, according to The Buffalo News. The multimillion-dollar project is the most expensive investment...

Greenway to Pay $57.25M for False EHR Certification Allegations


Greenway Health LLC has agreed to pay $57.25 million to resolve complaints that its “Prime Suite” EHR product caused users to submit false information to the EHR Incentive Programs.  The federal government has also accused...

VA to Fast-Track Cerner Scheduling Software, Abandon Epic MASS


A few years have passed since the Department of Veterans Affairs came to terms with the scheduling crisis in Phoenix that led to numerous leadership changes and a financial commitment of more than $600 million to implement an Epic...

Nebraska Research Hospital To Launch MEDITECH EHR Implementation


Nebraska-based Boys Town National Research Hospital recently made the decision to begin a MEDITECH EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve revenue cycle management and behavioral healthcare delivery. The hospital specializes in...

Integrated Approaches Fueling Allscripts, MEDITECH Growth


A busy week for MEDITECH continues. Following the EHR company’s work to connect Vermont’s Northwestern Medical Center to CommonWell interoperability services, MEDITECH has signed an agreement with West Virginia's Williamson...

Maryland’s Meritus Health Completes Epic Go-Live with Mercy


Meritus Health is now an Epic shop and has Mercy Technology Services (MTS) to thank for a successful rollout. “Adopting a new EHR can be a costly, time-consuming process for any health care system,” said Meritus Health CFO Tom...

Orlando Health Will Go Live With Epic EHR Implementation


Orlando Health in Florida will go live with a new Epic EHR implementation as part of an effort to improve patient health outcomes and streamline health data exchange and access for patients and providers. All hospitals, physician...

Washington Hospital, Clinic to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation


Mid-Valley Hospital (MVH) recently made the decision to launch a Cerner EHR implementation project as part of an effort to modernize its health IT infrastructure and improve the quality of care delivery. The Washington-based hospital will...

VA Considers Swapping Epic Scheduling System With Cerner Software


VA is leaning toward scrapping its 2015 scheduling system contract with Epic in favor of Cerner’s scheduling software, according to Subcommittee on Technology Modernization chairman Jim Banks (R-IN.) In a letter to VA Acting Deputy...

Epic EHR Replacement Contributed to Financial Trouble at SLU


Missouri-based St. Louis University (SLU) has implemented a hiring freeze across its college and medical practice to overcome financial difficulties spurred partly by a 2017 Epic EHR replacement, according to kbia. The university has been...

Allscripts Making Progress Toward Closing Sale of Netsmart Stake


After generating significant interest from a group of financial sponsors, Allscripts has made the decision to hire financial advisors to execute a more formal sale of its joint venture stake in behavioral health EHR company...

Top Interoperability Questions to Consider During EHR Selection


Improving interoperability is the central focus of several CMS federal incentive program policies, ONC initiatives, and new partnerships between EHR vendors and health data exchange services providers. Healthcare’s inability to...

AMA Offers Guidance for EHR Vendor Selection in New Playbook


A new Digital Health Implementation Playbook from AMA offers providers recommendations for navigating each phase of the health IT implementation process, including EHR vendor selection. The guidance outlines key steps, best practices, and...

Cerner EHR Implementation Will Go Live at Rural MO Health System


Missouri-based Pershing Health system will go live with a new integrated Cerner EHR implementation and revenue cycle management solution across its hospitals and clinics. The health system will leverage the Cerner CommunityWorks...

NE Health Center to Launch EHR Replacement for Connected Care


The Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) board of directors recently issued authorization to move forward on plans to launch an EHR replacement project to swap out the disparate systems in LRHC’s hospital and clinic. The board of...

Banner Health $45M Cerner EHR Replacement Led to Medical Errors


Providers at Tucson-based Banner Health filed several medical error reports following a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement, according to public records from an Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) investigation obtained by the Arizona...

Cerner Expands R&D Hub to Improve Population Health Management


Cerner recently announced plans to significantly expand its Dublin research & development (R&D) hub to improve the population health management and health data analytics capabilities of its EHR systems and health IT tools for...

Clinical Efficiency, Costs Key in athenahealth EHR Replacements


Improving overall clinical efficiency, streamlining administrative processes, and avoiding upfront costs have been key drivers in athenahealth EHR replacements that have occurred in 2018. Montana-based Mineral Community Hospital (MCH)...



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