5 most-read EHR stories in 2018

Here are the five most-read EHR stories reported by Becker's Hospital Review during 2018:

1. Fairview CEO bashes Epic, calls for march on Madison

James Hereford, president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, called Epic an "impediment to innovation" and told healthcare leaders they should exert more influence over the EHR giant.

2. Here's what physicians like most about Epic, Cerner and 8 other EHR vendors

While physicians often report dissatisfaction with EHRs — 11 percent of acute-care facilities and 16 percent of ambulatory facilities plan to leave their current vendors — a Reaction Data survey sought to determine the reasons some physicians like their current platforms.

3. Northwestern lays off 60 IT workers after Epic EHR rollout

Northwestern Medicine laid off 60 IT staffers after it launched a new health records system in March.

4. UW Medicine allocates $180M to move to single EHR

Seattle-based UW Medicine Finance and Asset Management Committee approved a $180-million plan for a 30-monthslong endeavor to replace its Cerner and Epic EHRs with a single, integrated platform.

5. Vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage to one of Epic's buildings

An empty building owned by Epic was broken into April 28, and vandals caused thousands of dollars in damages.

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