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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Are the Top Hospital Ambulatory EHR Systems?

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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...

athenahealth Layoffs Impact 500 Employees in Attempt to Cut Costs

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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...

Community Hospitals Switch Paragon EHR for CPSI EHR Replacement

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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...

4 Tips for Successfully Navigating EHR Vendor Relationships

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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...

Kansas Hospital Swaps Paragon for athenahealth EHR Replacement

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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...

VA to Award Cerner EHR Implementation Contract Within 30 Days

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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....

96% of Paragon EHR Users Confident About Allscripts Acquisition

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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...

MO Coalition Selects Netsmart for Population Health Management

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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...

Paragon EHR Users Split on Effects of Allscripts Acquisition

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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,...

UMass Memorial to Invest $700M in Epic Implementation

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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,...

UI Trustees Debate Value of $62M Epic EHR Replacement Deal

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University of Illinois (UI) is set to sign off on a $62-million EHR replacement contract to upgrade its best-of-breed, 20-year old EHR technology to a single Epic system. Implementing the Epic system at UI hospitals in Chicago should...

Cerner Advisory Group to Assist with VA EHR Implementation

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Cerner recently created an Advisory Group to offer insights and recommendations to support Cerner’s work on the EHR modernization at VA. The group includes former government, military, and private sector leaders interested in...

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