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Cerner Crying Foul Over University of Illinois Epic EHR Contract

March 13, 2018 - Cerner Corporation is holding back its displeasure at the awarding of a University of Illinois Hospitals EHR contract to its chief rival Epic Systems. According to NBC Chicago, Cerner claims the Epic EHR contract will end up costing taxpayers more than $100 million dollars despite a bid of $62 million. Despite a higher bid, Epic beat out Cerner to be the health system enterprise EHR providers....


Minimal EHR Data Transferred to DoD MHS Genesis at Fairchild


Only a small amount of patient health data has been transferred from the Department of Defense legacy EHR system AHLTA to its new Cerner MHS GENESIS system at Fairchild Air Force Base, according to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman...

Problems with Cerner EHR Replacement Persist at Banner Health


Problems with a 2017 Cerner EHR replacement at Banner Health’s Tucson hospitals and clinics have persisted into 2018, according to a report from Arizona Daily Star. The health system first began experiencing difficulties in October 2017...

MT Hospital Swaps NextGen EHR for athenahealth EHR Replacement


After going into considerable debt under the financial stress of a NextGen implementation, Mineral Community Hospital (MCH) in Montana has decided to swap the system for an athenahealth EHR replacement.  The MCH Board of Directors assisted...

Coast Guard May Implement Cerner EHR System Mirroring DoD, VA


The Coast Guard should seriously consider implementing a Cerner EHR system to mirror that of the Department of Defense (DoD) and VA, according to testimony from GAO Director of Information Technology Management Issues David Powner at a recent...

eClinicalWorks EHR Receives 82% Physician Satisfaction Rating


eClinicalWorks received top marks in physician satisfaction with an approval rating of 82 percent among users, according to a recent report from Reaction Data. Fifty-three percent would advocate for choosing eClinicalWorks while 29 percent (the...

Allscripts to Acquire Practice Fusion in $100M Cash Deal


Allscripts recently announced it will acquire Practice Fusion EHR in a $100 million cash deal in an effort to further expand its reach into ambulatory care settings. Practice Fusion and its EHR technology will complement Allscripts existing ambulatory...

McKesson Wins $400M DoD Imaging Health IT System Contract


The Department of Defense (DoD) recently awarded a $400 million contract to McKesson Technologies for a digital imaging network picture archiving and communications health IT system. McKesson will likely supply and maintain the system —...

eClinicalWorks EHR Certification Subject of Recent Legal Action


Carrollton Family Clinic of Mississippi is taking legal action following the $155-million settlement between eClinicalWorks and the Department of Justice over allegations that the EHR company falsely obtained certification for its EHR software....

Top 50 Most Popular Hospital Inpatient EHR Systems in US


The wide range of hospitals and clinics across care settings and specialties investing in EHR technology have fostered a healthy amount of diversity in the inpatient EHR market. Enterprise EHR vendors such as Epic and Cerner continue to dominate...

What Are the Top Hospital Ambulatory EHR Systems?


The ambulatory EHR market is crowded with a variety of product offerings from huge enterprise EHR vendors such as Cerner and Epic to smaller and specialty EHR companies including Pulse Systems and CPSI’s Healthland. Federal incentive programs...

athenahealth Layoffs Impact 500 Employees in Attempt to Cut Costs


athenahealth is eliminating around 500 of its 5,600 employees as part of a plan to cut costs under pressure from an activist investor, according to a report in The Boston Globe. The athenahealth layoffs affected about 9 percent of its workforce,...

Community Hospitals Switch Paragon EHR for CPSI EHR Replacement


Two community hospitals have chosen to switch from Paragon EHR systems to CPSI-owned systems in EHR replacements based heavily on physician referrals. These EHR replacements come after the recent Allscripts-McKesson acquisition in which Allscripts...

4 Tips for Successfully Navigating EHR Vendor Relationships


Across the country, the healthcare industry has nearly reached full transition from paper documentation to electronic health records (EHRs). Thanks to the push from government initiatives, by 2025, the global EHR market will reach a reported...

Kansas Hospital Swaps Paragon for athenahealth EHR Replacement


The Board of Trustees for Hiawatha Hospital Association unanimously voted to move from a Paragon EHR system to an athenahealth platform in an EHR replacement expected to start immediately. The athenahealth EHR replacement will be an effort to...

VA to Award Cerner EHR Implementation Contract Within 30 Days


VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the federal agency will award its EHR implementation contract to Cerner Corporation in the next thirty days. The announcement came during the recent Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing last week. The...

96% of Paragon EHR Users Confident About Allscripts Acquisition


A recent Black Book survey found 96 percent of surveyed Paragon users are confidently optimistic the Allscripts acquisition will improve daily clinical and operational processes and benefit their healthcare organizations. Black Book researchers...

MO Coalition Selects Netsmart for Population Health Management


The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare is teaming up with Netsmart as the state’s care coordination and population health management solutions provider to support the Healthcare Homes Program. Following the success of...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition


A new KLAS report found McKesson Paragon EHR system users are equally split on whether the Allscripts-McKesson acquisition will lead to real improvements for the software. KLAS surveyed McKesson Paragon users including hospital CIOs, directors,...

UMass Memorial to Invest $700M in Epic Implementation


UMass Memorial Health plans to invest approximately $700 million in its Epic EHR implementation process over the next decade. The current EHR systems in place at UMass hospitals and healthcare facilities often lack interoperability, slowing health...



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