KLAS releases a new report on large hospital EMR market share changes during 2012. Cerner and Epic took 75 percent of new business in the 200+ bed market. McKesson lost the most customers during the year after announcing their decision to sunset the Horizon platform. Of all vendors evaluated, Epic was the only vendor to retain 100 percent of their customer base for the whole year.
Another nurses union is publically questioning the safety of its EHR system, this time 24-facility Sutter Health’s Epic system, which went down Monday after a system upgrade.
Two competing pay-to-play health information exchanges operating in Kansas have until September 30 to connect their networks or they risk losing $1 million in grants promised to them. The two agencies have successfully tested network connections, but have been at an impasse since May over security policies designed to control for inappropriate secondary use of shared data.
University of Florida College of Pharmacy researchers are developing algorithms to help hospitals determine the best pharmacist staffing numbers to prevent adverse drug events and improve patient safety.