Cerner Awarded Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Records Contract

  Cerner Corporation has been awarded the contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record system, the VA announced yesterday. Dr. David J. Shulkin, VA Secretary, said that by adopting the same EHR as the Department of Defense, all patient data will reside in one common system, improving interoperability and data sharing between… Read more »

Most Physicians Not Taking Full Advantage of EHRs

  Interoperability of electronic medical record (EHR) systems still has a long way to go, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Electronic Health Records Survey found that only about one-third of physicians electronically sent, received, integrated or searched for patient health information in 2015.   Only 8.5%… Read more »

Trump Releases Healthcare Plan

  President-elect Donald Trump released a brief, 310-word healthcare plan last week. In it, Trump outlined his plans for repealing Obamacare, vowing to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises. Trump’s plan lays out seven actions he says Congress must take to reform healthcare: Repeal Obamacare, eliminating the individual mandate Allow the sale of… Read more »

Olathe Health System Adding Cerner Revenue Cycle to its EHR

  Olathe Health System announced that it will integrate Cerner’s Millennium Revenue Cycle with its existing enterprise-wide Cerner system in an effort to streamline revenue cycle processes and improve the billing experience for patients. “Our goal is to bring our organization onto one platform to work toward becoming one of the most integrated and progressive… Read more »

MEDITECH Selects Validic for Digital Health Platform

Millions of people are using mobile wellness applications like Apple HealthKit and Fitbit to record their personal health data. And many healthcare companies are devising ways to integrate this data, called Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD), into patients’ medical records. One such organization, Validic, recently announced a partnership with Electronic Health Record vendor MEDITECH. Utilizing… Read more »

Survey: Epic Identified as Most Satisfactory EHR System

Epic was ranked the most satisfactory EHR system in a survey conducted by Healthcare IT News. The survey, which polled IT managers, physicians and clinician end-users, measured EHR systems based on visual appearance, user experience, interoperability, quality of installation support, quality of ongoing support, and overall satisfaction.   Epic averaged 8.1 out of 10 for… Read more »

Q + A With Sheryl Easter (Isenbart)

Q + A With Sheryl Easter (Isenbart) Sheryl has over 30 years of Healthcare IT experience and is currently the MEDITECH / EPIC Practice Director for Morgan Hunter Healthcare. She took the time to answer a few questions about the future of Healthcare IT, how the Affordable Care Act will affect Healthcare IT and talk about her love for line… Read more »

Morgan Hunter Healthcare is Growing!

Exciting news is happening every day at MHHC! With recent additions to our national sales team including: Regional Manager, Jan Robertson along with Sr. Account Managers, Steve Meier and Adam Burns, MHHC has further solidified itself as an industry leader in Healthcare IT Consulting. Our new additions will allow our organization to offer our clients… Read more »

Hillary Clinton emphasizes the importance of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Hillary Clinton emphasizes the importance of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Morgan Hunter Healthcare had the pleasure of being an exhibitor at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exhibition this past week. The Keynote speaker on Wednesday evening was none other than Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As the oft-rumored front-runner for the Democratic ticket in… Read more »

Ready or Not, the Cloud is Coming in 2014

The healthcare industry is making a big move to cloud computing as physicians increasingly use electronic drug prescriptions. The cloud computing market is expected to grow by more than 20 percent from 2012. And most of that is from physicians using e-prescribing: electronic prescribing increased from under 10 percent of physicians in 2004 to about… Read more »