Category Archives: Cerner EHR

In 2018, Cerner secured a potential $10B contract to support EHR deployment efforts aimed to simplify the exchange of medical records between the VA, Department of Defense and other community health care providers.

For the VA, the Cerner EHR will replace the approximately 130 operational instances of VistA currently in use across the department. While the initial EHR contract signed with Cerner was for $10 billion, the VA has pushed the estimated 10-year cost for implementing the system past $16 billion.

In a press release late last week, the VA announced a revised schedule with updated timelines for deployments.

VA EHR – Cerner Problems Reported — Now Paused

VA EHR Update – Cerner EHR 7/12 — An article from Fierce laying out several aspects of VA. The bottom line is it is going to cost twice as much as originally estimated.  Not unlike the VA complex here in Denver. Update from HISTalk See report VA OIG looks at training deficiencies in the VA’s first Cerner rollout at Mann-Grandstaff… Read More »

VA medical center live on Cerner EHR

Announcement on FierceHealthcare Oct 26, 2020 — The Department of Veterans Affairs’ achieved a major milestone Saturday in its decadeslong, multibillion-dollar effort to upgrade its aging health IT systems. Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, went live with a new Cerner EHR system this weekend, the first site as part of VA’s massive medical records project. It marks… Read More »

EHR – Texas Memorial Terminates Cerner EHR Next Generation

From Beckers Health IT  — Jackie Drees – Thursday, July 30th, 2020 Print  | Email Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital terminated a $20 million contract with Cerner this week, opting to instead remain using its current Cerner EHR rather than transitioning to the vendor’s Community Works platform. The hospital had delayed finishing the new Cerner EHR system several times, most recently until this year… Read More »

Cerner and Epic Dominate EHR Market

New KLAS Numbers Show Epic Leading EHR full Reference article on Becker May 2020 Epic and Cerner maintained the largest shares of the EHR market for acute care hospitals in 2019. However, Cerner experienced a net decrease in market share for the first time since 2010, according to a recent KLAS Research report. For its “U.S. Hospital EMR Market… Read More »

COVID-19 Delays VA Cerner EHR Project

From Modern Healthcare Apr2020 The Veterans Affairs Department has paused the rollout of its multibillion-dollar electronic health record project on account of the novel coronavirus, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie wrote in a letter to Congress on Friday. “The worldwide pandemic created by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shifted the overall priorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” he… Read More »

Another Cerner Hospital Decides to Switch to Epic

Hospitals Switching To Epic From Becker Hospital Review Feb 2020 — Seems to be a contagion going around as far as Cerner EHR implementations go.  We saw week before AdventHealth switching horses and this last week we see Atrium Health deciding to “transition” to Epic EHR. Epic and Cerner dominate the EHR marketplace, with both companies combined accounting… Read More »

Cerner Replaced with Epic in the past 5 years

Epic EHR Replaced Cerner From Beckers Hospital Review Feb 2020 Epic and Cerner dominate the EHR marketplace, with both companies combined accounting for more than 50 percent of the acute care hospital market share, according to KLAS. In 2018, Epic had 28 percent of the market while Cerner had 26 percent. It appears though that Epic has increased… Read More »

VA Electronic Health Record Modernization – Wilkie on Byrne Departure

From FedScoop The removal of Deputy Secretary James Byrne “will not impact at all” the massive migration project at the VA, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie The project is a massive migration of the electronic health records of millions of veterans from the outdated Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) platform to a cloud-based commercial Cerner… Read More »