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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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


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


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...

Epic EHR Replacement Success at Lovelace Health System


Lovelace Health System recently completed an Epic EHR replacement process at all hospitals and clinics in its network in an effort to offer patients a single, comprehensive health record for improved quality of care. Lovelace will use...

Keys to Successful EHR Selection in a Value-Based Care System


While most providers understand the goals of the value-based care system, many still approach EHR selection through a volume-based lens. According to a post by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, health IT...

ONC-REACHNet Collaborate to Use FHIR for Patient EHR Consent


ONC is collaborating with the Research Action for Health Network (REACHNet) on a pilot program to create an electronic patient consent form for more efficient patient EHR exchange.  The goal of the collaborative effort will be to...

CliniComp Files Federal Lawsuit for VA Cerner EHR Contract


A San Diego-based health IT company is suing the federal government for awarding a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR contract to Cerner Corporation in June without a competitive bidding process. CliniComp filed the bid protest in...

Allscripts Acquires NantHealth Patient Engagement Assets


Allscripts recently acquired NantHealth’s patient engagement assets following the release of the latter's second quarter financial results showing $70 million in losses. In addition to signing the agreement with Allscripts to...

Meritus Epic EHR Selection Came Down to Satisfaction


Finding success during an EHR selection process depends on how well hospital leadership understands the priorities of its clinical and non-clinical staff. Executives at Meritus Health in northwestern Maryland spent nearly two years...

Allscripts Acquisition Signals Inpatient Health IT Challenges


The sale of McKesson’s hospital and health system health IT business to Allscripts confirms that the inpatient health IT market offers few opportunities for technology developers to make headway. In a deal valued at $185 million,...

How to Select the Right EHR Replacement Vendor, System


With EHR adoption nearly ubiquitous across inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, many healthcare organizations are now in the position of considering EHR replacement. The decision to replace an existing EHR system is a serious one...

Meritus Health Launches $100M Epic EHR Implementation Project


Meritus Health in Maryland recently signed a $100 million deal for an integrated Epic EHR implementation, in a process set to take place over a five-year span. The integrated EHR system will streamline patient care delivery for providers...

eClinicalWorks Lawsuit Leads to EHR Replacement for Few Users


A new KLAS report surveying customer reactions to the eClinicalWorks $155 million settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that only 4 percent of customers plan to find a replacement EHR as a result of the settlement. While...

New York Hospital Receives $5.7M for Epic EHR Replacement


A hospital within the UR Medicine health system in New York recently received $5.7 million in funding for its Epic EHR replacement. Jones Memorial Hospital (JMH) is one of three hospitals affiliated with UR Medicine, and received the $5.7...



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