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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...

eClinicalWorks Settlement Leads to Distrust of EHR Vendors


A recent study investigating provider opinions regarding the eClinicalWorks $155-million settlement found over one third of surveyed providers are more suspicious of all EHR vendors as a result of the lawsuit. The eClinicalWorks...

Epic Keeps VA Scheduling Contract Despite Cerner Decision


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...

eClinicalWorks Settlement Likely to Unsettle Provider Partners


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...

Main Characteristics of Successful EHR Vendors, Technologies


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...

VA Confirms Decision for Commercial EHR Replacement of VistA


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...

eClinicalWorks to Pay $155M for EHR Certification Allegations


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...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners


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...

Inpatient, Outpatient EHR Are Top Provider Buying Priorities


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...

Epic Trails Cerner, McKesson in Recent EHR Market Share Report


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...



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