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  • Why Mercy is upgrading SoutheastHealth to Epic

    St. Louis-based Mercy is moving its newly acquired Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based SoutheastHealth to an Epic EHR system so that all of its providers and patients can ensure continuity of care. 
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    EHR vendors Epic Systems, Oracle Health and Meditech are prioritizing the integration of artificial intelligence into their software in 2024 as they look to boost clinical efficiency for healthcare providers. 
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  • How Kaiser uses Epic for at-home care

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    In 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs faced fierce criticism from clinicians, lawmakers and patients over its rollout of the Oracle Health EHR system. Despite the blowback, the agency is continuing to move forward with the system.
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