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  • IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

    April 19, 2018 - UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding University of Illinois (UI) Hospitals’ multimillion-dollar Epic EHR implementation contract due to a potential conflict of interest, according...

  • Will Specializing EHR Interfaces Solve the EHR Usability Problem?

    April 18, 2018 - The arduous process of integrating EHR technology into doctors’ offices has introduced clinicians to a new world of complex daily challenges, and the present lack of EHR usability only serves to exacerbate the problem. Stakeholders are working to make headway toward enabling improvements: in March 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Health IT Now joined forces to establish an oversight...

  • VA CIO Resigns Amidst Cerner EHR Contract Negotiations

    April 18, 2018 - VA CIO Scott Blackburn has resigned — effective immediately — with the federal department’s Cerner EHR contract still short of finalization, according to Federal News Radio. Blackburn had been serving as the department’s acting CIO since October 2017 and had played a significant part in launching VA’s replacement of the homegrown VistA system with a commercial...

  • Coast Guard to Join DoD MHS GENESIS Contract, Implement Cerner EHR

    April 10, 2018 - The Coast Guard recently announced it will adopt the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) MHS GENESIS EHR system by joining the federal agency’s existing $4.3 billion contract with Leidos and Cerner EHR. This announcement follows the Coast Guard’s decision in 2016 to terminate a $14 million Epic EHR implementation contract and revert back to paper records. Defense Healthcare...


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Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Applications Now Available

Hardship exception applications for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in meaningful use are now available, CMS announced today. Eligible hospitals can submit hardship exception applications to avoid 2019...

HITAC Approves 9 Healthcare Interoperability Recommendations

Nine recommendations from the US Core Data for Interoperability Task Force (TF) were approved by the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) earlier this week, updating healthcare interoperability elements that vendors must follow....

Cerner EHR Partly Blamed for Hospital Billing Issues, Bankruptcy

Tulare Regional Medical Center’s former management company — Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) — has pointed to problems with the hospital’s Cerner EHR as responsible for ongoing cash flow and payroll issues. HCCA,...

Epic, Cerner Win Most EHR Contracts Among Community Hospitals

Epic and Cerner won more EHR contracts with community hospitals than any other vendor over the past 12 months, according to an April 2018 KLAS report. The report focused on the EHR selection, consideration, and purchasing decisions of standalone...

Lean Methodology Reduces Provider EHR Use by 1 Hour per Day

Utilizing Lean methodology to redesign inefficient, first-generation EHR systems can help to improve clinical documentation, boost provider satisfaction, and cut provider EHR use by almost one hour per day, according to new research published...

Health IT Safety Collaborative Can Aid EHR Use, Patient Safety

Gathering input from all types of healthcare stakeholders is critical to addressing potential issues with EHR use, which will in turn help to improve patient care and reduce provider burden, according to Pew Charitable Trusts. Alert fatigue,...

IL Procurement Board Recommends Voiding UI Epic EHR Contract

UPDATE: On April 20, Epic released a new statement about the Illinois Procurement Policy Board's recommendations to void its UI Hospitals EHR implementation contract.  An Illinois Procurement Policy Board has recommended voiding...

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