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Clinical Efficiency, Costs Key in athenahealth EHR Replacements

July 11, 2018 - 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) announced in February that it was moving to an athenahealth EHR system after facing financial issues following its NextGen implementation. MCH said it hoped...


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How Web-Based EHR Systems Save Community Hospitals Money

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More and more health IT companies are working to develop affordable EHR system offerings geared toward meeting the needs of small, rural, and community hospitals. Enterprise health IT companies such as Epic and Cerner — which formerly catered...

Ballad Health Swaps Cerner EHR for Epic EHR Replacement

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Tennessee-based Ballad Health recently approved a plan to launch an Epic EHR replacement project to improve connectivity and care coordination between hospitals and providers. The Epic system will replace Ballad’s former Cerner EHR. Ballad...

3 Key Tips for Ensuring a Smooth EHR Replacement Process

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Physician and nursing dissatisfaction with an EHR system could lead to long-lasting problems within a healthcare organization, such as fueling administrative burnout and patient engagement. Opting for an EHR replacement is not a decision that...

Crisp Regional Health to Launch Cerner EHR Implementation

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Georgia-based Crisp Regional Health recently announced plans to begin a Cerner EHR implementation at all acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care facilities to streamline clinical and administrative operations across the care continuum. “We...

UCHealth Hospital Switching MEDITECH EHR for Epic EHR Replacement

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Later this week, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) will abandon its MEDITECH EHR system in favor of an Epic EHR replacement in an effort to streamline health data exchange with other hospitals and healthcare facilities part of the UCHealth...

NC Hospital to Swap Cerner System for Epic EHR Replacement

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Cape Fear Valley Health in North Carolina recently announced a decision to launch an Epic EHR replacement project to swap out its Cerner EHR system. The new Epic system will provide a single, unified EHR platform for all hospitals and clinics...

Cerner, Epic EHR Legacy Replacements Aid Patient Accounting Needs

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Healthcare organizations are starting to migrate away from legacy patient accounting solutions in search of more seamless clinical integration, often turning to Cerner and Epic EHR options, according to recent KLAS research. While each system...

Interoperability, Better Functionality Top EHR Replacement Factors

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Dissatisfaction with current EHR systems, inefficient workflows, and the need for greater interoperability and functionality are often key reasons why healthcare organizations may opt for an EHR replacement, according to a literature review published...

30% of Practices Look toward EHR Replacement Options by 2021

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Having cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with actionable insight into financial performance is one of the top reasons healthcare practices may be considering an EHR replacement option, a recent Black Book survey found. Thirty percent...

Cerner Crying Foul Over University of Illinois Epic EHR Contract

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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...

Minimal EHR Data Transferred to DoD MHS Genesis at Fairchild

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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