Electronic Health Records
  • Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

    November 20, 2017 - A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation completed in October in form of slowdowns tied to the $45-million EHR replacement of its former Epic EHR. The Epic-to-Cerner switch followed Banner Health’s...

  • eClinicalWorks Sued for Nearly $1B Due to Faulty Patient EHRs

    November 17, 2017 - eClinicalWorks has been sued for nearly $1 billion in monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty and gross negligence following claims an individual died of cancer due to faulty patient EHRs. Kristina Tot filed the class action lawsuit against eClinicalWorks after Stjepan Tot died of cancer. The complaint alleges Stjepan Tot was “unable to determine reliably when his first symptoms...

  • How Meaningful Use Requirements Hurt the Small Specialty Practice

    November 16, 2017 - Federal reporting requirements such as meaningful use have notoriously put a strain on healthcare organizations since the implementation of the HITECH Act of 2009, clouding the potential benefits of EHR technology with burdensome regulations that test providers’ patience and bottom line. A Jacksonville, Florida-based practice consisting of two doctors and four staff members tried to...

  • Post-Acute Care EHR Adoption, Health Data Exchange Lags Behind

    November 14, 2017 - Inpatient post-acute care organizations lag significantly behind other healthcare settings in EHR adoption and health data exchange, according to a recent Black Book survey of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers. Black Book surveyed 2,068 LTPAC providers from nursing homes, hospitals, short-term rehab facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and other care settings to gain insight...


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Complaints Follow Banner Health Cerner EHR Implementation in AZ

A hospital EHR system continues to be a source of frustration at Banner Health’s Tucson facilities, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Over the weekend, Stephanie Innes reported difficulties stemming from the Cerner EHR implementation...

Another Michigan Health Information Exchange Qualifies for MiHIN

Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS) recently became Michigan’s 13th health information exchange (HIE) qualified organization by joining the Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN). As a qualified organization,...

eClinicalWorks Sued for Nearly $1B Due to Faulty Patient EHRs

eClinicalWorks has been sued for nearly $1 billion in monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty and gross negligence following claims an individual died of cancer due to faulty patient EHRs. Kristina Tot filed the class action lawsuit against...

Few Providers Satisfied with EHR System Success in QPP

On average, only 38 percent of providers are satisfied with their EHR systems’ ability to meet the requirements of the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), according to the State of QPP Preparedness Industry Report. Conducted by Porter Research...

Shulkin Requests $728M in Funds for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

VA Secretary David Shulkin recently requested that Congress redirect $728 million from its current budget to fund the VA Cerner EHR implementation. Shulkin made the request at a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs...

CHIME Suspends 2-Year National Patient ID Challenge Initiative

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced it will suspend the National Patient ID Challenge Initiative after nearly two years of work. “Though we’ve made great progress and moved the industry...

How Meaningful Use Requirements Hurt the Small Specialty Practice

Federal reporting requirements such as meaningful use have notoriously put a strain on healthcare organizations since the implementation of the HITECH Act of 2009, clouding the potential benefits of EHR technology with burdensome regulations...

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