• How MyChart fees could affect medically vulnerable patients

    As hospitals and health systems look for ways to compensate their physicians for the after work hours spent answering MyChart messages, many have been implementing fees for some messages, but some say this could dissuade patients with chronic diseases from messaging providers, The Sacramento Bee reported Sept. 13. 
  • Oregon hospital moves to Cerner

    John Day, Ore.-based Blue Mountain Hospital went live with Cerner's CommunityWorks EHR system Sept. 11, Blue Mountain Eagle reported Sept. 12. 
  • Cerner facing headwinds

    Cerner is facing some "near-term headwinds" as its parent company Oracle looks to move the EHR vendor to the cloud. 
  • How top-performing health systems are using AI to transform operations and increase access

    Virtual summit recap: Find key learnings from systems like Baptist Health and Duke Health — here.  
  • Epic inks EHR deals with 2 health systems

    EHR vendor Epic Systems has added two new large health systems to its portfolio — Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health. 
  • EHR difficulties lead to poor safety performance

    When EHR systems are more difficult to use, the technology can be less likely to catch medical errors, according to research from University of Utah Health. 
  • Cerner did not have deadlines for corrections to VA EHR: Report

    The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs has responded to allegations regarding the oversight of the EHR progress reports submitted by Cerner.
  • Thoma Bravo seeks $1B loan for NextGen purchase

    Private equity group Thoma Bravo is seeking $1 billion of debt financing for its proposed purchase of EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare, Bloomberg reported Sept. 8.  
  • Intermountain moving from Cerner to Epic

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health will move from Cerner to Epic Systems by the end of 2025, as its contract with Cerner is set to end in November, the health system confirmed to Becker's. 
  • Lifespan looks to purchase Epic for newly acquired primary group

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan Health CFO Peter Markell said that the health system is working to get Coastal Medical, a practice it acquired, onto Epic, Providence Business Journal reported Sept. 8.
  • How U of Utah Health is tackling an influx in MyChart messages

    Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health saw MyChart messages increase 10 percent faster than the volume of patient visits, which prompted the health system to enact changes to cut down on the incoming volume. 
  • Non-healthcare companies spending billions on EHR vendors

    EHR vendors have been attracting the interest of tech giants and other non-healthcare companies as they look to enter the healthcare technology sector. 
  • California health system uses $1.5M in federal funds to install Epic

    Davis, Calif.-based CommuniCare Health Centers received $1.5 million in federal funds to install Epic across its eight locations, Sacramento Business Journal reported Sept. 7.
  • Top 11 EHRs for small hospitals, per Black Book Research

    The Thrive EHR from Evident was named the top EHR for small hospitals by Black Book Research.
  • Epic vs. Cerner on AI

    Healthcare IT leaders have told Becker's that artificial intelligence will only work if it is completely integrated within the EHR; Cerner and Epic have looked to deepen their AI reach. 
  • Why UPMC selected Epic for its EHR

    Leaders from Pittsburgh-based UPMC told Becker's it plans to transition to Epic because the EHR can position the health system for advances in digital health and artificial intelligence.
  • 3 CIOs who worked for Meditech

    Some former Canton, Mass.-based Meditech employees have migrated from the EHR vendor to CIO roles in nearby health systems.
  • Private equity group to acquire EHR vendor for $1.6B

    Private equity group Thoma Bravo has entered into an agreement to acquire EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare for about $1.61 billion in cash, MarketWatch reported Sept. 6.
  • How much 3 hospitals are paying for Cerner

    Oracle Cerner has been gaining smaller hospital clients, with some smaller hospitals in Alaska and California paying under $10 million to install the EHR software.
  • Epic's biggest moves in 2023

    From deepening its integration of Microsoft's generative AI tools into its ecosystem to rolling out a new online app gallery, here are 14 of Epic Systems' biggest moves this year:
  • Private equity firms in talks to acquire EHR vendor: Report

    Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is in advanced talks to buy EHR vendor NextGen Healthcare, Bloomberg reported Sept. 5.

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