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Epic Keeps VA Scheduling Contract Despite Cerner Decision

June 9, 2017 - Epic Systems will maintain its contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) valued at more than $600 million despite the federal agency selecting Cerner to provide its replacement EHR technology. Epic won the contract to develop VA’s online medical appointment scheduling program in 2015. The undertaking was then projected to take five years for an estimated value of $624 million....


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eClinicalWorks Settlement Likely to Unsettle Provider Partners

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The recent $155-million settlement between the federal government and eClinicalWorks sent reverberations throughout the healthcare industry and raised concerns about the capabilities of even certified EHR technology. If one of the more popular...

Main Characteristics of Successful EHR Vendors, Technologies

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EHR vendors are experiencing an upsurge in client acquisitions as EHR adoption and implementation continue throughout the healthcare industry, most notably in the form of EHR replacement. While hundreds of technology vendors and solutions remain...

VA Confirms Decision for Commercial EHR Replacement of VistA

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following in the footsteps of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System (MHS) in adopting a commercial EHR technology that is nearly identical to the latter's Cerner platform....

eClinicalWorks to Pay $155M for EHR Certification Allegations

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eClinicalWorks has agreed to pay $155 million to resolve allegations that the EHR company misled consumers about the certification of its EHR technology and paid some customers kickbacks in return for positive promotion of its product, the Department...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

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EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR purchasing...

Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities

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A recent survey of healthcare executives shows that inpatient and outpatient EHR technology are top of mind for provider buying priorities for health IT purchases, trailing only telemedicine. A third of 248 respondents to a Research Data survey...

Epic Trails Cerner, McKesson in Recent EHR Market Share Report

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A recent Kalorama Information Report names Cerner Corporation, McKesson, and Epic Systemsas the top three EHR vendors dominating the market in 2017. While these EHR vendors hold a majority of the market share, researchers stated small competitors...

US Coast Guard Searching for Commercial EHR to Replace Epic

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The US Coast Guard recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding which potential commercial EHR would best suit the needs of the federal agency. While the Coast Guard is interested in gathering information, the federal agency clarified...

Cerner Most Likely Vendor to Replace Homegrown VA EHR System

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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...

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...

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