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VA EHR Optimization Efforts a Concern for Congress

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The Department of Defense (DoD) isn't the only federal agency in the midst of a major EHR modernization project, with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also working to upgrade its current EHR technology known as the Veterans Health...

ONC Releases Health IT Certification Surveillance Results

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Healthcare stakeholders can now view surveillance results for products in the Health IT Certification program on the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology’s (ONC) website, according to an official blog post....

Provider Consortium in OH Promotes Value-Based Care, EHR Use

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Many healthcare providers are starting to transition to value-based care, but, in order to do this, providers may need to assess EHR use to ensure that it promotes the care model and satisfies new health IT use regulations. While many larger...

Legacy Data Management Strategies Key to EHR Replacement

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Whether a healthcare provider is seeking next generation capabilities in a new EHR system or a hospital is forced to switch systems following a merger, most healthcare stakeholders are left with more questions than answers about what to do with...

Oregon Health System Preps for Epic EHR Implementation

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St. Charles Health System in Oregon only recently decided in favor of an EHR replacement that will its Paragon EHR from McKesson make way for an Epic EHR implementation, but the health system is already looking to add 100 new Epic analyst positions...

EHR Replacement Rush a Regret for Many Struggling Hospitals

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The fury of EHR replacement over past several years proved costly to cash-strapped hospitals looking for a return on investment from new EHR technology, according to new Black Book research. The findings from a crowd survey of 1204 hospital executives...

Bill Foresees VA EHR Replacement as Interoperability Threat

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New revelations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering a commercial EHR technology to replace its VistA EHR are having a direct impact on the federal agency's budget for fiscal year 2017. In its report on the Military...

Value-Based Care to Require New EHR Selection Tools, Resources

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The implementation of value-based care models, notably MACRA, in coming months will bring with it increased demand for certified EHR technology (CEHRT), but a lack of reliable information to compare health IT products and services could undermine...

Customer Loyalty to EHR Systems Declines to 75% in 2016

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Loyalty to inpatient EHR vendors decreased from 81 percent to 75 percent in 2016, according to a recent Black Book Inpatient EHR survey. As the healthcare community seeks new innovations in EHR systems, cloud capabilities, and interoperability,...

UMass Memorial Prepares for 2017 Epic Implementation

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Another Massachusetts health system is staring down a sizeable Epic implementation although its first go-live event isn't scheduled to take place until July 1, 2017. Lisa Eckelbecker of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports the cost...

Why EHR Replacement Projects Should Take a Slow Trajectory

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As the healthcare industry shifts to new models of care, healthcare organizations look to enhance their EHR technology through EHR replacements and EHR optimizations. Between care coordination, patient-centered care, and the persistent push for...

Allscripts Eyes Post-Acute Care, Behavioral Health Markets

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EHR vendor Allscripts and private equity firm GI Partners have reached an agreement with Netsmart Technologies to fold the health IT developer of EHR technology and practice management systems for post-acute care and behavioral health settings...

McKesson to Sell Several Ambulatory EHR Products to e-MDs

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Several ambulatory EHR technologies developed by McKesson will soon become the property of fellow EHR vendor e-MDs, the latter announced midweek. The ambulatory EHR, practice management, and revenue cycle management company reached an agreement...

KLAS Reveals Rocky Start to Cerner-Siemens Acquisition

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One year after Cerner Corporation acquired Siemens Health Services, it looks as though Siemens’ EHR, Soarian Clinicals, is struggling to maintain a foothold, according to a recent KLAS Research report. The KLAS report breaks down how Soarian...

CHIME $1M Challenge Pushes for National Patient Identifier

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The push for a national patient identifier now includes a financial motivation in the form of a $1-million competition launched by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). On Tuesday, the organization unveiled the...

3 Best Practices For Effective EHR Replacement, Adoption

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The health IT industry is changing, and an upsurge in EHR replacement makes that change clear. From ever-changing meaningful use requirements to varying practice needs, healthcare organizations find that their original EHR acquisition may not...

Comparing Largest Epic, Cerner EHR Implementations to Date

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Epic Systems and Cerner Corporation provide the EHR technology for some of the nation's largest and most successful health systems and hospitals. Previously, EHRIntelligence.com put together lists of the largest EHR implementation for four...

How to Make the EHR Replacement Project a Successful One

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The EHR selection is a daunting challenge, but it pales in comparison to EHR replacement technology because of what is an stake which in many cases entails repairing an expensive error the first go-around. Replacing EHR technology is a reality...

New EHR Technology to Spur EHR Replacement, Other Predictions

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Most currently installed acute care EHR and health information systems (HIS) and in the United States and Europe are firmly rooted in second-platform client/service technology. The architecture of these systems is dated, does not encourage interoperability,...

Cerner Top of Mind in EHR Selection Process Internationally

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Cerner Corporation and its technology have a leg up on other EHR vendors when it comes to the EHR selection process globally, according to a recent KLAS report which suggests that the EHR vendor’s international popularity stems from its...

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