Epic implementation

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23% Of Providers Use Epic, But VA EHR Is Tops For Satisfaction

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 17, 2014

Nearly a quarter of physician providers with an EHR are currently using Epic Systems, according to data from the 2014 Medscape EHR Report, but the wildly popular interface doesn’t get anywhere near the highest marks for user satisfaction.  That honor goes to the VA-CPRS, the EHR used by the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, with Epic left languishing in seventh place behind several of its most significant competitors...

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Arizona Health System In The Red After Epic EHR Adoption

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 2, 2014

The University of Arizona Health Network is feeling the effects of its decision to implement an EHR from Epic Systems throughout the large health system. 

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Don’t forget Obamacare’s electronic medical records wreck

Michelle Malkin | Michellemalkin.com | October 23, 2013

The White House finally acknowledged the spectacular public disaster of Obamacare’s Internet exchange infrastructure during Monday’s Rose Garden infomercial. But President Shamwow and his sales team are AWOL on the bureaucratic ravages of the federal electronic medical records mandate. Modernized data collection is a worthy goal, of course. But distracted doctors are seeing “more pixels than patients,” Dr. DiNubile observes, and the EMR edict is foisting “dangerous user-unfriendly technology” on physicians and patients.

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Lahey Health to lay off 130 workers at three hospitals

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey | The Boston Globe | May 20, 2015

Lahey Health, the Burlington-based hospital network, is laying off 130 people at three hospitals and cutting the pay of top executives as it moves to close a budget gap. ...Lahey said Wednesday that it lost $21 million during the six months that ended March 31 because it spent more than anticipated on the rollout of a new software system and lost business during the harsh winter as patients canceled appointments. It also blamed what it called low reimbursements from public and private insurers that did not cover the full cost of delivering care to patients...

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MD Anderson Epic Implementation Led to Financial Decreases

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | May 13, 2016

Clinical productivity at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center took a sizeable hit to its adjusted income in the buildup to an Epic implementation completed in March 2016. Documents from a recent meeting of the UT System Board of Regents indicate that the top-ranked cancer hospital saw a $160.5-million decrease in adjusted income “primarily attributable to an increase in expenses combined with a decrease in patient revenues as a result of the implementation of the new EPIC Electronic Health Record system (EHR)”...

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Part of Lahey Health layoffs due to cost of EHR rollout

Akanksha Jayanthi | Becker's Hospital Review | May 22, 2015

On Wednesday, Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health announced it is laying off 130 people at three hospitals to help close the budget gap. In the six months ended March 31, Lahey Health reported losing $21 million, partly due to lost business during the winter's fierce snowstorms and partly due to its EHR implementation, which cost the system more than it expected, according to a Boston Globe report. Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, told Boston Business Journal the hospital was completing a two-year process of implementing Epic's EHR and patient portal, a project costing the hospital $160 million.

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Providers, vendors both to blame for information blocking

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | April 10, 2015

Most information blocking in healthcare is "beyond the current reach" of federal agencies to detect, investigate and address, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's report to Congress published Friday. Read More »

Readers Respond: Why Epic Adoption Requires Governance

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 4, 2014

When an EHR vendor selection process ends with the choice of Epic Systems, it is going to require a significant financial investment upfront that impacts a healthcare organization’s bottom line. Whether that initial expenditure is later accompanied by unexpected capital contributions tends to be the direct result of poor planning rather than having made the wrong choice of an EHR system...

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Southcoast Health Cutting Dozens of Jobs on Heels of Expensive Epic Implementation

Jessica Bartlett | Boston Business Journal | March 30, 2016

Stung by losses linked to costly technology upgrades, Southcoast Health is laying off 95 employees just a year after finalizing a similar staffing cut.The cuts represent 1 percent of Southcoast’s 7,251 workforce, and will happen across the care provider's three hospitals in Fall River, Wareham and New Bedford. All levels of hospital staff will be affected, officials said. Southcoast employees were notified of the cut Wednesday morning...

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What are the options for electronic patient records in the NHS after NPfIT?

SA Mathisson | Computer Weekly | January 1, 2015

It is a common assumption that the NHS can’t do IT. This is untrue: most GP surgeries are computerised, the health services of the UK’s constituent nations have decent technology infrastructure including secure networks and email, and many hospitals departments have good specialist IT. What is true is that many hospitals lack comprehensive electronic patient record (EPR) systems. Read More »