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EHR safety goes to court

EHR safety goes to court

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 25, 2016

A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.

Beyond the EHR money pit

Beyond the EHR money pit

By Beth Kutscher  |  June 25, 2016

Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.

First wave of Stage 3-ready EHR products are tested, certified

By Joseph Conn  |  June 24, 2016

Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

Under construction: Risk-based reimbursement

By Dave Barkholz  |  June 18, 2016

The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.

Epic's Faulkner is No. 3 on Forbes' self-made women list

Epic's Faulkner is No. 3 on Forbes' self-made women list

By Joseph Conn  |  June 02, 2016

Judith Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems, took the No. 3 spot on Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. Forbes pegged the healthcare information technology entrepreneur's net worth at $2.4 billion.

Epic Systems loses appeal in overtime pay dispute

By Joseph Conn  |  May 27, 2016

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.

Epic wins $940 million for infringement of intellectual property rights

Epic wins $940 million for infringement of intellectual property rights

By Joseph Conn  |  April 18, 2016

A federal court jury in Wisconsin found in favor of Epic Systems on all seven counts of a civil suit that alleged Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Tata America International Corp. had breached a contract that provided Tata employees access to Epic's proprietary information.

New York's Epic EHR 'go-lives' please officials, staff

By Joseph Conn  |  April 04, 2016

Two of the 11 hospitals at the NYC Health & Hospitals system are running their new electronic health record systems after a pair of “go lives” Friday night and Saturday morning, an organization spokesman said.

An EHR debut under klieg lights

An EHR debut under klieg lights

By Joseph Conn  |  March 31, 2016

Two hospitals at the NYC Health & Hospitals system are expected to make the switch this weekend from their decades-old electronic health record systems to new ones. But the upgrade has faced controversy and public scrutiny.

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