• 10 Epic updates in 30 days

    From winning damages in an ongoing legal battle to inking additional hospital and health system EHR partnerships, here are 10 updates on Epic's operations, software products and partnerships reported by Becker's in the past month:
  • 20 hospitals selecting Oracle Health in 2023

    Oracle Health has had a busy 2023 as it expanded its presence among smaller community hospitals and even cracked into the overseas markets.
  • Defense Department nears completion of EHR install

    The Defense Department's MHS Genesis EHR installation is "virtually complete" at military hospitals and clinics, GovCIO reported Nov. 21.
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  • AMA: Stop CC'ing your colleagues on EHR messages

    U.S. physicians get three times as many EHR messages as their counterparts in other countries but could cut back on them by not copying their colleagues on communications, the American Medical Association reported.
  • How 1 health system plans to manage glut of electronic messages

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Corewell Health currently offers patients complimentary communication via MyChart, stating that it won't implement charges for messages, but will instead look at other avenues to manage the volume for its clinicians, Detroit Free Press reported Nov. 21. 
  • Michigan Medicine's approach to charging for MyChart messages

    University of Michigan Health, based in Ann Arbor, has joined a number of large hospitals and health systems by charging patients for certain messages received through online patient portals, Detroit Free Presss reported Nov. 21. 
  • SCOTUS rejects Indian IT company's appeal in Epic trade secrets lawsuit

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services' petition to file an appeal of a verdict handed down by the District Court of Wisconsin relating to a trade secrets dispute with Epic, Business Standard reported Nov. 21.
  • 5 most expensive EHR installs of 2023

    As software prices climb, a new EHR can be quite costly. In 2023, Becker's reported on health systems in West Virginia and Florida spending more than $50 million on a new EHR.
  • West Virginia medical center goes live with Oracle Health

    Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, based in Fairlea, W.Va., went live with a Oracle Cerner EHR system on Nov. 1. 
  • Epic workers push back against work-from-home policy

    Some workers at Verona, Wis.-based EHR giant Epic are pushing against the company's work-from-home policy as the state braces for winter, Madison Tone reported Nov. 20.
  • 2023's EHR company layoffs

    Like many other tech companies this year, EHR vendors have not been immune from mass layoffs. Oracle, NextGen and AthenaHealth all laid off workers this year.
  • VA Oracle Cerner EHR hasn't had an outage in 6 months

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Oracle Cerner EHR hasn't had a complete outage in more than six months but has to make improvements before officials are fully comfortable rolling it out, Federal News Network reported.
  • North Carolina AG: Medical records should not be disposed of in bankruptcy case

    Williamston, N.C.-based Martin General Hospital's bankruptcy case has drawn the attention of Attorney General Josh Stein's office due to medical records, NewsBreak reported Nov. 19. 
  • NextGen lays off 84 workers after sale to private equity firm

    EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare is laying off 84 St. Louis area workers after the company was acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, St. Louis Business Journal reported Nov. 17
  • Oracle looks to Nashville to expand healthcare presence

    Software and EHR giant Oracle will hold its healthcare summit in Nashville on Feb. 13, as the company looks to expand its presence in the city, Nashville Business Journal reported Nov. 16.
  • VA CIO still has concerns about Oracle Health rollout

    The Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Kurt DelBene said in a hearing that the agency still thinks "there's a way to go" with the Oracle installation process, FedScoop reported Nov. 15.
  • Wisconsin hospital selects Epic

    Grantsburg, Wis.-based Burnett Medical Center converted its EHR system to Epic on Nov. 12.
  • The key to an affordable Epic install

    Hospital executives told Becker's that the key to a successful and affordable EHR implementation is creating a thorough plan, utilizing all your resources and looking to the future. 
  • Oracle Health signs on 5 critical access hospitals

    Five community and critical access hospitals have selected Oracle Health's CommunityWorks as their new EHR system. 
  • John Muir Health integrates generative AI within Epic EHR

    Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health is partnering with Ambience Healthcare, a healthcare artificial intelligence company, to integrate its generative AI scribe within its Epic EHR.

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