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Joseph Marks | Nextgov | October 22, 2013

Is synonymous with the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s landmark health care reform law? Or at least with the health insurance marketplaces that act introduced and that launched Oct. 1? Read More »

HIMSS Analytics: Lack Of Health IT Workers May Delay EHR Adoption

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 15, 2013

The inaugural HIMSS Analytics Workforce Survey shows that while health IT hiring was robust in 2012, there was a shortage of qualified applicants for information technology positions, possibly resulting in a delay for EHR implementations and the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read More »

Hospital EHR Incentive Makes the Rich Richer

John | Hospital EMR and EHR | July 10, 2012

I’m sure there are plenty of cases where the EHR incentive money hastened EHR implementations that would have taken much longer. I know a number of hospitals that had EHR somewhere on their list of IT projects...I can’t help but see the irony of Obama having an EHR incentive program that makes the rich hospitals richer.

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Hospital Sues NextGen Over EMR Implementation

Julie Bird | FierceEMR | January 2, 2014

A small Montana hospital recently filed suit against NextGen Healthcare Information Systems in federal court alleging the company failed to deliver an electronic health records system as promised, the Helena Independent Record reported. Read More »

How Do Cloud-Based EHRs Address Common Implementation Woes?

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | August 29, 2013

After spending thousands of dollars on an EHR system, computers, IT infrastructure, installation, and staff training, most providers hope that they never have to go through the EHR implementation process again. [...] Read More »

How To Avoid EHR Backlash In The Patient Experience, Clinic

Robert Green | EHR Intelligence | May 28, 2013

The term “EHR backlash” has been used recently to describe the challenges and feelings that physicians associate with their EHR adoptions. It has even reached the point of having its own hashtag on Twitter, #EHRBacklash, with plenty of interest to draw even more attention. [...] However, the term “backlash” may not be the word that best fits the current discourse.... Read More »

Hurting Financially, Wake Forest Baptist Adds Cost-Cutting Measures

Owen Covington | The Business Journal | May 2, 2013

Revenue declines along with the disruptive and costly implementation of a new electronic medical records system have forced Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to take additional cost-cutting measures this year, according to its CEO, Dr. John McConnell. Read More »

Improved Routine Access To Health Data Ensures Disaster Preparedness

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 8, 2012

State health information exchanges can best prepare for emergencies by ensuring that health information is readily accessible during routine care, concludes a report (.pdf) from the Southeast Regional HIT-HIE Collaboration published in July. But the report finds day-to-day health information sharing is a challenge, as individual state's efforts and HIE implementation timelines vary considerably. Read More »

Jamaican Ministry Of Health Is The First To Adopt Free And Open Source Health System Nationwide

Gabriela Brenes | | November 28, 2013

With a bright Caribbean sun and an even brighter welcoming crew, GNU Health unshipped in a new bay recently. In cooperation with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, a group from GNU Solidario visited the country and officially inaugurated the project of deploying GNU Health, a free health and hospital information system, within their public health care system. Read More »

Joint EHR Costs Skyrocketed To $28 Billion, DoD Says

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 11, 2013

Physicians spending a paltry twenty or thirty thousand dollars on their EHR implementations can take comfort in the fact that they don’t have to foot the bill for the recently abandoned joint VA-DoD EHR system, which would have cost the taxpayers $28 billion, according to Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense for acquisitions. Read More »

Launch Of Connect 4.0 – An HIE Advancement Driven By Federal Collaboration

Lauren Thompson | Health IT Buzz | February 11, 2013

I am excited to announce that today, February 11, 2012, we are releasing CONNECT version 4.0, which supports the current federal IT standards and Meaningful Use Stage 2 core objectives related to the secure electronic exchange of information. Read More »

Marin General Hospital Nurses Warn That New Computer System Is Causing Errors, Call For Time Out

Richard Halstead | Marin Independent Journal | May 15, 2013

Nurses at Marin General Hospital have asked administrators to put implementation of a new computerized physician order entry system on hold until glitches can be worked out and more training provided to nurses and doctors who use it. Read More »

Meaningful Use Provides Hospital EHR Vendor Lock In

John Lynn | Hospital EMR & EHR | April 10, 2012

One of the unintended consequences of meaningful use is that it provides a real hospital EHR vendor lock in. Certainly hospital EHR vendors have a pretty significant lock in even without meaningful use. Read More »

Medical Scribes To The Rescue

Jason Ruben | Marin Medical Society (MMS) | September 1, 2012

Electronic health records are supposed to revolutionize healthcare. Why now the physician backlash? As a practicing emergency physician I can attest that current EHR systems are so poorly designed that most emergency physicians I know loathe using them. Read More »

Montana Hospital Sues EHR Vendor For Contract Breach

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | December 31, 2013

Mountainview Medical Center (MVMC), a tiny 6-bed critical access hospital in White Sulphur Springs, Montana, is suing popular EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare Information Systems for breach of contract.  According to the Helena Independent Record, MVMC claims that NextGen failed to install nearly half a million dollars’ worth of EHR equipment after missing two implementation deadlines. Read More »