Cerner Corp. grew its revenue and bookings in the second quarter, during which it signed a long-delayed contract with the VA to replace its EHR.
After switching two of its medical centers from Epic to Cerner, Banner Health saw increased losses in its university delivery operations, reflecting the costly software switch for those two Tucson, Ariz., facilities.
Cerner isn't the only EHR vendor looking to expand its reach as the industry continues to talk about the move to value.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year ago.
The state determined that Epic's contract with University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System for a new EHR was not the result of a conflict of interest, despite Cerner leaders' allegations.
The two EHR giants each served about a quarter of the U.S. acute-care hospital market in 2017. Epic had the biggest net growth in U.S. acute-care hospital clients over the year.
The Veterans Affairs Department is moving onto software made by the same company that makes the Defense Department's EHR, which could be both a good and a bad thing.
After months of delays over interoperability and other concerns, the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner have reached an agreement for the VA's new electronic health record system.
Cerner's contract to replace the Veterans Affairs Department's EHR remains unsigned, which hurt the company's first-quarter earnings.