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AdventHealth Will Replace Cerner with Epic

February 11, 2020 News 3 Comments

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Florida-based AdventHealth, renamed from Adventist Health System just over a year ago, will replace Cerner with Epic, Cerner has confirmed.

AdventHealth operates 67 hospital and ED locations, reports nearly $20 billion in annual revenue, and has 83,000 employees, placing it among the largest non-profit US health systems. It signed its first deal with Cerner in 2002.

Cerner says the changeover will take five years.

Anonymous Reddit posters had predicted the change months ago, saying that the health system was frustrated with Cerner’s ambulatory and revenue cycle issues. They also said Cerner’s price for consolidating AdventHealth’s three prod domains into one to support in-house data sharing was nearly as much as buying and implementing Epic, which was the preference of its physicians. They said AdventHealth was unhappy that Cerner’s attention had been refocused on its DoD and VA projects.

California-based Adventist Health, which recently terminated its Cerner revenue cycle management contract, is not related to AdventHealth.

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  1. How could the price to combine three Cerner systems be the same as the cost of a new EHR? Must be that margin improvement I keep hearing about in Cerners earnings calls.

    • I think this is a big deal. I have worked with both Cerner and Epic systems and have a clear preference. We will see if Adventist Health follows the lead of non-related AdventHealth. #adventhealth #adventist #cerner #epic

    • This isn’t the first time it’s been reported that Cerner did that pricing. Same thing happened at University of Illinois Chicago. They had such an old/customized version of Cerner that it was reported that the cost to basically rebuild Cerner and Modernize it was the same cost or close to it as moving to Epic.

      Keep in mind, Cerner’s revenue on actual licenses for Millennium is minimal at best (check the earnings report). Their largest cash cow is their consulting organization…







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