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Physician job satisfaction driven by quality of patient care

A RAND study that interviewed 220 physicians across the US finds that a primary driver of their job satisfaction is being able to provide high-quality healthcare, and while some physicians acknowledge advantages of EHRs, the general consensus is that the systems in use today are cumbersome and are an important contributor to their dissatisfaction.

Kansas City Council approves $4.3 billion Cerner campus plan

The Kansas City Council voted 10-1 Thursday to approve a $1.63 billion tax incentive package to support development of Cerner’s new 4.5 million-square-foot campus. The new campus will house an estimated 15,000 new employees by the time it is complete in 2024.

KHC electronic records go live Sunday

25-bed Knoxville Hospital (IA) goes live with its new $2.8 million Cerner system on Sunday night, October 13. 

Union protests shutdown at VA Medical Center

Union employees at the Iowa City VA Medical Center are protesting in support of their IT staff who, because of the government shutdown, will begin working without pay this week. A spokesman for the union said that since there are no paper records in VA hospitals, the hospitals are entirely reliant on computer systems and the absence of funds to pay for the VA’s IT staff will cause problems for many VA hospitals across the country.

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Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. I think that’s it’s a little biased for you to give so much attention to Epic’s UGM but you have barely mentioned Cerner’s CHC. What gives?

  2. Great news on the new cerner project that’s going online in Knoxville this weekend. This should give us an idea–albeit, an extremely small trial run, being a 25 bed hospital–of how successfully they can integrate this new system into an existing hospital. Thanks for the information!







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