• Your EHR is the Most Powerful Tool You Have: Steps to Getting the Most Out of your Epic Investment

    Epic has changed the face of healthcare; becoming the one source of truth and reporting for many organizations. It provides a wide range of comprehensive functionalities across patient experience, clinical documentation, reporting, and the revenue cycle. It has truly transformed the patient experience with portals for convenient appointment scheduling, viewing of medical records, and the ability for patients to easily communicate with their providers. It’s highly customizable and configurable based upon the needs of the organization and can be tailored to tie in with existing workflows. Its interoperability allows streamlined communication and workflows across internal departments with rich data reporting and actionable insights to drive decision making. Lastly, given the critical importance of quality clinical data in healthcare pared with regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, Meaningful Use and MACRA, Epic helps organizations maintain data security and avoid compliance related fines and penalties.
  • Epic, Microsoft expand partnership

    Epic clients can now run their EHR databases on Microsoft's Azure Large Instances, with New York City-based Mount Sinai becoming the first.
  • Which big health systems do — and don't — bill for MyChart messages

    When Cleveland Clinic said in 2022 it would charge patients up to $50 for sending certain MyChart messages to their physicians, many in the healthcare industry took notice. And suddenly hospital leaders had a decision to make.
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  • Oracle Health moving into Nashville as part of $1.35B project

    Oracle Health will soon be right in the middle of healthcare's American "mecca" when its parent company opens a new $1.35 billion facility in Nashville, Tenn., the Nashville Business Journal reported.
  • How University Hospitals is preparing for its Epic installation

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals tapped Harris Data Integrity Solutions to clean up Concord Township, Ohio-based Lake Health's patient index before transitioning to Epic.
  • Wisconsin hospital reaches $2M settlement for MyChart pixels

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement after a patient-led lawsuit accused the health system of sharing patient data put into MyChart with Facebook, Milwaukee Business Journal reported Aug. 7. 
  • 3 hospitals switching to Epic

    Here are three hospitals and health systems switching to Epic Systems in 2023, as reported by Becker's since Aug. 2:
  • Minnesota health system to switch to Epic

    Staples, Minn.-based Lakewood Health System will go live with its Epic EHR system on Aug. 13,  Brainerd Dispatch reported Aug. 5. 
  • The names behind Epic's products

    Epic gives its products short, fun names that make it simple to understand what they do, founder and CEO Judy Faulkner wrote Aug. 7.
  • Top 5 EHRs for academic hospitals, per Black Book Research

    Black Book Research ranked the top hospital EHRs for academic medical centers and their regional networks based on surveys of 18 performance indicators conducted between the second quarter of 2022 and the third quarter of 2023.
  • Which EHRs do US News' honor roll hospitals use?

    Epic Systems is the most-used EHR vendor by the 22 hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
  • How health systems are tackling EHR burdens

    Administrative burdens such as EHR documentation cost U.S. healthcare $1 trillion annually, leaving hospitals and health systems trying to find ways to automate these processes for their staff. 
  • Healthcare company acquires Cerner Workforce Health Solutions

    Marathon Health, a provider of direct primary care for employers, acquired Cerner Workforce Health Solutions, with the transaction closing Aug. 1. 
  • What Epic looks for in its software developers

    EHR giant Epic is hiring a software developer for its Madison, Wis.-based campus.
  • Wyoming hospital delays Epic install amid RCM change

    Gillette, Wyo.-based Campbell County Health is delaying the implementation of its Epic EHR system as it ends its contract with its RCM provider, Ensemble Health Partners, in Gillette News Records reported Aug. 4. The decision to transition end-to-end revenue cycle managed services back to CCH was mutually agreed upon by both parties Aug. 4. 
  • What health systems think of Meditech

    Meditech clients are pleased with the vendor's integrated platform and intuitive workflows, though customers would like to see improvements around reporting and product optimization, according to a 2023 performance report from KLAS Research. 
  • Epic sees in-person work as best way to serve physicians, nurses

    Epic Systems has been requiring its workers to go back into the office every day since January 2022, with a company employee stating that the mandate is its "true North Star" in ensuring its team is helping physicians and nurses do their best work, Wisconsin State Journal reported Aug. 4. 
  • Why health systems are moving away from Oracle Cerner

    Oracle Cerner has lost thousands of hospital beds in recent years because of hospital consolidation and large health systems shifting to its biggest competitor, according to EHR market share data and interviews with CIOs.
  • Hospitals, health systems getting grants for EHR installs

    Small, rural and safety-net hospitals across the U.S. are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding and community grants to purchase, upgrade and install EHRs.
  • Israeli wearables company integrates with Epic EHR

    Biobeat, a wearable remote patient monitoring company, completed its integration with Epic, as it looks to expand into the U.S. healthcare market.

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