Another Cerner Hospital Decides to Switch 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. https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/02/20/cerner-epic-systems-ehr-atrium-health.html https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/atrium-health-drop-cerner-move-epic-ehr-system

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 »

Patient check-in for Veterans

From Vantage Point the VA blog Feb 2020 Using surveys and feedback to improve patient experience Since 2017, more than 4 million Veterans have given VA feedback on their customer experience. These surveys are usually sent to VA customers within a few days of their appointment. Recently, 88.5% of Veterans have responded that they agree or strongly agree… Read More »

Phreesia Patient Check-In – Stock Climbed

Phreesia Stock Rise From Motley Fool Feb 2020 What happened Shares of Phreesia (NYSE:PHR) gained 16.4% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . The healthcare software stock gained ground following an announcement that a health services network is integrating the company’s service. So what Lee’s Summit Physicians Group announced last month that it had implemented Phreesia’s patient check-in and optional… Read More »

Kaiser income nearly triples

From Healthcare Dive News Kaiser Permanente Dive Brief: Kaiser Permanente nearly tripled its net income in 2019 to $7.4 billion due in large part to its investment portfolio, the nonprofit integrated health system reported on Monday. That’s up from $2.5 billion in net income in 2018. Oakland, California-based Kaiser reported operating income of $2.7 billion and other income… 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 »

Clearwave Connect – Healthcare Tablet for Patients & Staff

Excerpt from Digital Journal Clearwave, a self service check-in solution company, announces Clearware Connect. The system enables patients to be booked in and, applicable to the U.S, for-profit healthcare system, for payments from patients to be made. From the site — In addition to our in-practice kiosks, Clearwave offers tablets for your patients to use, expanding the number… Read More »

VA Patient Check-In Kiosk News – RFI Issued

Background on VA RFP Connected Health (CH) is about extending the reach of the health care system beyond the traditional brick and mortar walls and empowering patients to assume a greater role for managing their own health. Access to care and an exceptional Veteran experience are listed as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA)… Read More »

EHR Epic News – Epic No Longer supporting Google Cloud

From CNBC Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing further integrations with Google Cloud. Epic’s reps told customers the company would instead focus its energies on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. They said the company decided to… Read More »

States Are Ready to Build New Health Insurance Exchanges

Nearly a decade ago, many states failed to create their own independent state-based health insurance marketplaces. Today, they are ready to try again. When President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) was passed nearly a decade ago, the goal was for states to launch their own certified health insurance exchanges. These exchanges were intended to offer… Read More »