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Cerner Most Likely Vendor to Replace Homegrown VA EHR System

April 17, 2017 - Cerner EHR is rumored to be the most likely candidate to replace the outdated homegrown VA EHR system presently serving the 1,200 healthcare sites of the Veterans Health Administration, according to a new Black Book report. After an expensive failed attempt, VA is planning on implementing a commercial EHR system in place of its VistA EHR to bring the federal agency up to speed technologically...


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Top 10 Ambulatory EHR Vendors by Physician Practice EHR Implementations

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While the market for inpatient EHR/EMR systems is mostly dominated by a select group of well-known EHR companies such as Epic Systems and Cerner, the wide range of specialties and practice sizes comprising ambulatory care has allowed for more...

Top Inpatient EHR Companies by Hospitals

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The EHR selection and implementation decisions of health systems and hospitals have a downstream effect on the EHR ecosystem in their surrounding areas. While the EHR Incentive Programs contributed to a significant increase in the number of EHR...

Judy Faulkner: Epic Will Offer New Cost-Effective EHR Options

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Epic EHR products may be in use at the majority of top-ranked hospitals and health systems in the United States, but many smaller organizations balk at the hefty investment and steep price tag involved in adopting the company’s products....

GAO Calls for VA to Adopt Commercial EHR, VA Likely to Do So

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During a recent House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, a representative from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) minced no words when recommending the EHR implementation plan that the Department of Veterans Affairs should...

UVM Medical Center Seeks Approval for Integrated Epic EHR

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The University of Vermont Medical Center recently filed a certificate of need (CON) application seeking approval from the Green Mountain Care Board of a plan to create a unified Epic EHR system across four hospitals in the University of Vermont...

Epic Leads EHR Implementations, Cerner EHR Selections in 2016

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This past year was a good one for Epic Systems in terms of EHR implementations, with a majority of the year’s notable go-lives belonging to the vendor. But as good a year as it was for Epic with implementations, it was equally as good for...

DoD Officially Pushes EHR Modernization Start Date to 2017

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The Department of Defense will begin rolling out its new commercial EHR at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State in February, 2017, three months later than its original December, 2016, target, reports Federal News Radio. DoD still expects...

How Strong EHR Contracts Can Improve EHR Replacement Projects

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When healthcare organizations find that their EHR systems no longer support their needs, they typically begin an EHR replacement project. According to the recently released ONC Health IT Playbook, robust contract negotiations may lead to more...

Outpatient EHR Adoption Reaches 92%, Nears Market Saturation

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Outpatient EHR adoption has increased steadily over the past eight years, reaching near universal adoption, shows a new essentials brief from HIMSS Analytics. The brief includes results from a nationwide survey detailing PM and EHR adoption trends...

How the EHR Selection Process Influences Specialist EHR Use

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Key to a successful EHR selection process is meaningful use dialogue between providers and EHR vendors. This is especially true for specialists for whom fewer EHR products are designed and available. That is one of several takeaways from a five-year...

Federal Commission Calls for VA Commercial EHR Replacement

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In a final report, the Commission on Care cited forces in play contributing to deficiencies in the Veterans Health Administration's EHR platform warranting a reconsideration of its EHR selection strategy, one including a potential commercial...

State Department Considering Commercial EHR Implementation?

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The United States Department of State is the latest federal agency considering a commercial EHR implementation. Earlier this month, the federal agency posted a request for information on EHR project management support services although it remains...

AMA: EHR Interoperability Part of Today’s Digital Snake Oil

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Over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, the group's Executive Vice President & CEO James L. Madara, MD, wasted little time in criticizing the abundance of digital health tools that have failed to prove...

McKesson Reportedly Open to Ending Its Role as EHR Vendor

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The end may be nigh for McKesson health information technology. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal raises the possibility of a sale of the company’s health IT unit, McKesson Technology Solutions, in order to focus on its business...

VA EHR Optimization Efforts a Concern for Congress

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The Department of Defense (DoD) isn't the only federal agency in the midst of a major EHR modernization project, with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also working to upgrade its current EHR technology known as the Veterans Health...

ONC Releases Health IT Certification Surveillance Results

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Healthcare stakeholders can now view surveillance results for products in the Health IT Certification program on the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology’s (ONC) website, according to an official blog post....

Provider Consortium in OH Promotes Value-Based Care, EHR Use

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Many healthcare providers are starting to transition to value-based care, but, in order to do this, providers may need to assess EHR use to ensure that it promotes the care model and satisfies new health IT use regulations. While many larger...

Legacy Data Management Strategies Key to EHR Replacement

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Whether a healthcare provider is seeking next generation capabilities in a new EHR system or a hospital is forced to switch systems following a merger, most healthcare stakeholders are left with more questions than answers about what to do with...

Oregon Health System Preps for Epic EHR Implementation

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St. Charles Health System in Oregon only recently decided in favor of an EHR replacement that will its Paragon EHR from McKesson make way for an Epic EHR implementation, but the health system is already looking to add 100 new Epic analyst positions...

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