10 EHR implementations with the biggest price tags in 2017

Here are 10 of the costliest EHR contracts and go-lives reported by Becker's Hospital Review during 2017.

1. VA to reportedly pay $10B for Cerner EHR contract

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner agreed to an EHR contract in the range of $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. However, the VA and Cerner have not yet signed a finalized contract.

2. Mayo rolls out 2nd phase of Epic install

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic began the second phase of its $1.5 billion transition to the Epic EHR, rolling out the system at Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Minnesota Nov. 4.

3. UMass Memorial Health Care invests $700M in Epic system

Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care rolled out an Epic EHR system in October. The $700 million investment will be paid out during the next 10 years.

4. Canadian health system signs $459M deal for Epic EHR

Edmonton, Canada-based Alberta Health Services, the sole health authority for Alberta, signed a $459 million agreement with Epic to deploy its EHR system in September.

5. UVM Health Network to invest $112M in Epic EHR rollout

Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network in January filed a certificate of need with a state regulatory board to implement a $112.4 million Epic EHR system.

6. U of Illinois Health to replace legacy EHR with $101M Epic system

The Urbana-based University of Illinois Health board of trustees in September voted to move forward in the contracting process for a $101 million Epic EHR implementation.

7. Meritus Health invests $100M in Epic rollout

Hagerstown, Md.-based Meritus Health will invest nearly $100 million during the next five years to transition its EHR to Epic.

8. Cerner upgrade causes delays at Banner's Tucson hospitals, clinics

Banner Health's Tucson hospitals and clinics experienced problems such as patient delays in November, which reportedly stemmed from a $45 million EHR upgrade that went live Oct. 1.

9. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital goes live on $30M Epic EHR

New London, Conn.-based Lawrence + Memorial Hospital went live on its Epic EHR Jan. 20. The total cost of the Epic implementation was approximately $30 million.

10. MultiCare invests $25M in Epic EHR

Tacoma, Wash.-based MultiCare Health System in October invested $25 million in a new Epic EHR to be implemented next year at its Spokane, Wash., locations.

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