Whose Line Is It Anyway? It’s not always IT.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston just posted its first budget loss this century.  Lahey Health, another Massachusetts hospital network, lost $21M this year. Both are listed as being among this year’s biggest spenders on EPIC as their new electronic health record system. Coincidence? There’s no argument that EHR implementation can be costly. But is it the millions in…

I’ve Got An Epic Headache!

We wouldn’t call it an epidemic but there’s a growing number of hospital CIOs across America opening their medicine cabinets today in search of an aspirin. They committed their organizations to implement EpicCare EMR software, hired dozens of consultants, spent a hundred million (if not hundreds of millions of) dollars, and their phone is ringing…