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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...

Most Newsworthy EHR Vendor Developments of 2015

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Three words best describe how EHR vendors over the past year: interoperability, usability, and replacement. Plenty has changed in twelve months. Previously, the focus was on meeting Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements just a year ago and the...

Senate Passes Bill For VA EHR Interoperability, Funding

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The Senate has passed a bill with provisions regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) EHR plans and health IT interoperability. The bill (HR 2029), comes in the wake of much discussion and debate about EHR interoperability between the...

EHR Replacement Trend Expands to Emergency Departments

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A lack of usability, interoperability, and mobility will lead to enterprise EHR technology giving way to best-of-breed health IT in the emergency department, according to Black Book. A survey of hospitals between August and October found the...

Popular EHR Products Score Low on EHR Usability Framework

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An evaluation framework jointly developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare claims to identify a lack of EHR user-centered design and testing best practices among...

Epic Systems Ranked Most Innovative EHR Vendor by C-Suite Execs

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A recent survey of members in healthcare C-suite ranks Epic, Cerner, Apple, GE, Google, athenahealth, and Theranos as the most innovative health IT companies. As part of the Peer60 study, researchers asked respondents to identify not only the...

Will AHRQ Become a Casualty of Congressional Budgetary Cuts?

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Scores of healthcare organizations are opposing two proposed appropriation bills that at best would limit funding to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) or at worst would terminate the division within the Department of Health...

Are EHR Vendor Contracts Hindering Patient Safety Research?

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Adhering to patient safety standards is of vital importance when using an EHR, which is why proper review and research among different systems are critical for innovation. However, are supposed gag clauses in EHR vendor contracts inhibiting this...

Epic Systems Tabbed to Expand Hold of Ambulatory EHR Market

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Epic Systems is in the driver's seat compared to other ambulatory EHR vendors and poised to take control of an even larger portion of the outpatient EHR market, according to a recent survey of more than 170 ambulatory care facilities. Conducted...

Senators Propose Health IT Ratings, Certification Tweaks

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A recently introduced Senate bill proposes to put in place a health IT rating program to the field performance of voluntarily certified health IT systems. Sponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), the Transparent...

EHR Replacement Trend Increases Threefold in 5 Years

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Over the past handful of years, the transition from paper to electronic records has given way to EHR replacement with more and more EHR adopters looking to replace their current EHR technology with another EHR system, according to EHR Software...

Finding a Solution to the EHR Replacement Conundrum

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When it comes to EHR adoption, there is good news and bad news. The good? These systems are becoming almost ubiquitous at this point, with 95 percent of all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals and 54 percent of all office-based physicians...

CMS Answers Meaningful Use EHR Hardship Exception FAQs

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As the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs amp up their requirements, many healthcare organizations are considering EHR replacement. However, switching EHR vendors may hamper some organizations’ ability to participate in meaningful...

EDIS Vendors to Lose Ground to Enterprise EHR Vendors

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Not only are healthcare organizations looking for EHR replacement technology for primary care providers and affiliated physician networks, but they also are planning to switch vendors for their emergency department information systems (EDIS),...

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