• Epic gets approval to join TEFCA

    Epic Nexus, a subsidiary of Epic, has become one of the initial organizations to receive the Qualified Health Information Network designation.
  • Oracle touts new plans for health division

    Approximately half of Cerner's Millennium customers, focused on automating hospitals much like Epic, are expected to transition to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure by February, Larry Ellison, chief technology officer of Oracle, said in a Dec. 11 earnings call.
  • 3 EHR install tips

    Since a new EHR system can be so costly, hospital IT executives told Becker's that the key to a successful EHR install is collaboration and keeping the focus on the patient.
  • How top-performing health systems are using AI to transform operations and increase access

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  • Veradigm asks CEO, CFO to step down

    Veradigm CEO Richard Poulton and CFO Leah Jones have resigned from their roles at the request of the board. Mr. Poulton has also stepped down from the board while Ms. Jones will serve in a consulting role to provide business-development related services to the company.
  • IT job openings at Epic, Oracle Health and Meditech

    Here are the IT-related job openings at the three main EHR vendors: Epic has 31 open IT-related roles, including positions as an integration engineer, software developer and network engineer. Oracle Health has 112 open IT-related roles, including positions as solution architect, data center technician and project manager. Meditech has zero open IT-related roles.
  • From downtime to Level 10: A $700M Epic journey

    Typically, when a health system is spending $700 million over 10 years, it is building a new hospital. However, for Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health, that price tag was for rehauling its IT system and switching to Epic. 
  • Why health systems don't compete with Epic for talent

    Epic, the giant EHR company, employs about 13,000 people. Health systems need IT workers. It would seem natural they would compete for talent.
  • Ardent restores access to Epic

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services has restored access to its Epic EHR system after a Nov. 23 ransomware attack temporarily halted access to the application. 
  • South Carolina VA hospital upgrades data center as part of Oracle Health rollout

    Charleston, S.C.-based Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is planning to upgrade its data center as part of its Oracle Health EHR rollout, Data Center Dynamics reported Dec. 6.
  • Veteran sues VA, Oracle Health over late cancer diagnosis

    A U.S. Army veteran filed a lawsuit seeking an undisclosed amount of damages from Oracle Health and the federal governments, alleging that the Department of Veterans Affairs' troubled rollout of the Oracle Health EHR system led to a delay in his cancer diagnosis, The Spokesman-Review reported Dec. 4.
  • 20% of seriously ill patients incorrectly listed as alive in EHRs

    Approximately 20% of individuals listed as alive with a severe illness in their medical records were, in reality, deceased, according to findings published Dec. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine. 
  • Epic dives into patient experience

    Epic Systems is integrating patients' experience data into its EHR. 
  • Why Epic doesn't outsource its call center

    When you call Epic — no matter whether it's day or night — an Epic employee will answer the phone, according to company founder and CEO Judy Faulkner.
  • Epic accelerates AI adoption in 2023

    Leaders at Epic have long been interested in artificial intelligence, but 2023 was the year that the EHR giant really looked into connecting both generative AI and ambient voice listening technology into its workflows.
  • Epic's revenue by year

    Epic earned $4.6 billion in revenue in 2022, the company said.
  • Shuttered North Carolina hospital provides digital record to former patients

    Former patients at Martin General Hospital, a 49-bed facility in Wilamston, N.C., that closed and filed for bankruptcy in August, will now have access to digital copies of their healthcare records, local news outlet WNCT reported Nov. 29.
  • Healthcare payment models are evolving: 5 key capabilities providers need to ace the shift to value-based care

    While traditional fee-for-service reimbursement models still reign supreme, more healthcare organizations are adopting value-based care (VBC) models.
  • 8 hospitals switching to Meditech in 2023

    So far in 2023, Becker's has reported on hospitals in Texas, Vermont, Ohio, Nebraska, Illinois, New Jersey and Minnesota switching to Meditech.
  • Georgia health system implements Meditech

    Savannah, Ga.-based St. Joseph's/Candler Health System has brought the Meditech Expanse EHR system to 100 primary care and specialty physicians.
  • Which primary care providers use EHRs the least?

    Primary care providers who practice at community health centers spend less time in EHRs than counterparts who work elsewhere, a study in JAMA Network Open found.

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