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EHR Incentive Programs Top $19.2 Billion In Payments

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 5, 2014

Eligible providers and hospitals are still raking in the dough to compensate for EHR adoption, said the HIT Policy Committee during its latest meeting this week.  More than $19.2 billion in incentive payments have been doled out to nearly 88% of hospitals and 60% of Medicare providers nationwide.  Over 340,000 providers have received an incentive as of the end of December 2013. Read More »

EHR Rollout Gone Wrong In Rural Kansas

Genevieve Beaudoin | Healthcare IT News | September 14, 2012

Dispute between Cerner and Girard Medical Center goes to arbitration. One year after Cerner abandoned its EHR implementation project at Girard Medical Center, the two don't appear to be any closer to a settlement of their legal struggle. Read More »

EHR Transition May Be Financially Risky For Hospitals

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | April 30, 2013

Adoption of expensive electronic health record systems may hurt a hospital's bottom line, despite promises that the new systems will increase efficiencies and lower costs. Read More »

EHR-Based Order Sets: 7 Methods For Successful Development

John B. Sparling | EHR Intelligence | April 10, 2013

Hospitals are keenly aware of the benefits of implementing order sets in the treatment of many conditions and diseases...To make certain your EHR-based order set development efforts are successful from the start, the following are seven recommended key methods. Read More »

EHRs And Health IT Projects: Are They Battering Hospitals' Financial Profiles?

Bob Herman | Becker's Hospital Review | January 6, 2014

This past November, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services downgraded the credit rating of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., from "AA-" to "A+". Read More »

Electronic Records Conversion Loss of 55.1 Million For Wake Forest Baptist

Richard Craver | Winston-Salem Journal | August 30, 2013

The rollout of the Epic electronic health records system contributed to a $55.1 million operational loss in fiscal 2012-13 for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, according to a financial report released Thursday. Read More »

EMR Market Over $20 Billion: Report

Press Release | Kalorama Information | April 18, 2013

New York, April 18, 2013 -- Driven by hospital IT upgrades and the lure of government incentives, the market for electronic medical records (EMR) exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says vendors should see robust sales this year and next as vendors try to avoid U.S. Read More »

Enloe Medical Center In Chico And Oroville Hospital Honored For Value

Katrina Cameron | Oroville Mercury-Register | June 24, 2013

Enloe Medical Center and Oroville Hospital were both awarded for providing value by Cleverley + Associates, a health care financial consulting firm. Read More »

Eric Topol: Medical Technology Revolution Needs Validation To Move Forward

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 27, 2013

Thanks to advances in remote monitoring, hospital of the future will only provide intensive care, he says Read More »

Executive Roundtable: What Frustrates Hospital CEOs, CIOs About Health IT?

Heather Punke | Becker's Hospital Review | January 10, 2014

Two hospital and health system CEOs and three CIOs share what frustrates them about health IT and what they are most excited about for the future of health IT. Read More »

Expensive EHR Implementations Threaten Hospital Credit Ratings

Julie Bird | FierceHealthFinance | January 7, 2014

Huge capital outlays for  electronic health record (EHR) implementations are threatening the credit ratings of some large medical systems by tying up large amounts of cash and temporarily reducing profits, Becker's Hospital Review reported. Read More »

External Pressures Force Community Hospitals To Reconsider EMR Systems

Press Release | KLAS Enterprises LLC | December 17, 2012

Dissatisfaction with EMR performance and economic challenges cause community hospitals to question EMR selection Read More »

Fewer Certified EHRs For Stage 2 May Pose Problems For Hospitals, Doc Practices

Joseph Conn | ModernHealthcare.com | September 25, 2013

There is growing concern that far fewer software developers have certified electronic health-record systems for use by healthcare providers under federal Stage 2 meaningful-use requirements than under Stage 1. Read More »

First Teach No Harm

Phillip Longman | Washington Monthly | June 21, 2013

The U.S. spends $13 billion a year subsidizing graduate medical education. Yet almost all of this money winds up producing the wrong kinds of doctors in the wrong places, with America‚Äôs most elite teaching hospitals being the worst offenders. Read More »

Fitch: Meaningful Use Payments Masking 'Anemic' Revenue Growth

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | August 7, 2012

Although Meaningful Use payments will dry up when the incentive program ends, the benefits of electronic health records systems--including quality and efficiency gains--will mitigate the loss, according to global ratings agency Fitch. But the fact that the funds are non-recurring makes makes it tricky to predict the financial impact of EHRs. Read More »