Lincoln County HealthCare (LCH)

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Epic EHR Adoption Partly To Blame In Maine Hospital Debate

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | May 2, 2013

The decision to shutter the emergency room at St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, has one local selectman questioning the high costs of the implementing an electronic medical record provided by Epic Systems. Read More »

Lincoln County Healthcare Seeks To Merge Hospitals, Retain $5 Million In Federal Funding

Beth Brogan | Bangor Daily News | April 22, 2013

Despite plans to close St. Andrews Hospital’s emergency room in October, Lincoln County Healthcare will seek to retain the hospital’s critical access status and $5 million in federal funding through a merger of St. Andrews and Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Read More »

Stuart Smith's Letter To The Register

Stuart Smith | Boothbay Register | May 1, 2013

I do question the $150 million figure. I think it is extremely high and Portland has had a real failure in its implementation. So much so that it looks like LCH will not have a real integrated EMR until 2015 and financial software problems exemplify a major failure of MH to create any real benefit to the State. Millions of dollars have been charged to member hospitals and staff time (salaries and mileage) over the past 2-3 years with no benefit... Read More »