Cerner's year in review: 5 biggest stories from the EHR vendor in 2018

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Cerner experienced a year of turbulence in 2018, from implementation challenges to leadership shakeups.

Here are five of the most-read stories about Cerner reported by Becker's Hospital Review this year:

1. Cerner President Zane Burke to step down

Cerner President Zane Burke stepped down from his post at the company Nov. 2.

2. Medical Center Health System CFO attributes hospital district's bond downgrade to Cerner issues

Leadership at Odessa, Texas-based Ector Hospital District, which does business as the Medical Center Health System, attributed a March bond downgrade to costs associated with its EHR implementation.

3. Arizona officials investigate Cerner EHR complaints at Banner Health

Phoenix-based Banner Health's hospitals and clinics in Tucson, Ariz., experienced problems stemming from an October Cerner EHR go-live, leading state officials to investigate several patient complaints.

4. Cerner to take over IT department at Texas hospital

Cerner took over the IT department at Medical Center Health System in Odessa, Texas, including the day-to-day management of MCHS' IT operations and staff as well as its EHR.

5. Cerner president blames unnamed competitor for 'fake news' about DOD's EHR rollout

In a shareholders meeting one day after Cerner signed a $10 billion, 10-year deal to be the Veterans Affairs Department's new EHR vendor, Cerner President Zane Burke suggested reports that disparaged its work for the Defense Department as "fake news" may have involved "one of our competitors."

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