A new piece published in the British Medical Journal takes a long, cold look at a failed EMR implementation at one of Kaiser Permanente's Hawaii hospitals. The qualitative study, which was partly conducted by Kaiser researchers, examines the attempt to install the Clinical Information System (CIS), an electronic medical record system co-developed by Kaiser and IBM in the 1990s. The failure of the Hawaii implementation came at a time when numerous Kaiser regions were going their own way with EHR strategy. Eventually KP decided to adopt Epic as its sole EMR provider.
- see this study from the British Medical Journal