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Oregon Health System Preps for Epic EHR Implementation


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...

EHR Replacement Rush a Regret for Many Struggling Hospitals


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...

Bill Foresees VA EHR Replacement as Interoperability Threat


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...

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


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...

Customer Loyalty to EHR Systems Declines to 75% in 2016


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...

UMass Memorial Prepares for 2017 Epic Implementation


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...

Why EHR Replacement Projects Should Take a Slow Trajectory


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...

Allscripts Eyes Post-Acute Care, Behavioral Health Markets


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...

McKesson to Sell Several Ambulatory EHR Products to e-MDs


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...

KLAS Reveals Rocky Start to Cerner-Siemens Acquisition


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...

CHIME $1M Challenge Pushes for National Patient Identifier


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...

3 Best Practices For Effective EHR Replacement, Adoption


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...

Comparing Largest Epic, Cerner EHR Implementations to Date


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...

How to Make the EHR Replacement Project a Successful One


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...

New EHR Technology to Spur EHR Replacement, Other Predictions


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...

Cerner Top of Mind in EHR Selection Process Internationally


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...

Most Newsworthy EHR Vendor Developments of 2015


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...

Senate Passes Bill For VA EHR Interoperability, Funding


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...

EHR Replacement Trend Expands to Emergency Departments


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...

Popular EHR Products Score Low on EHR Usability Framework


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...



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