Trinity calls a halt to $315 million EMR project

The Michigan-based Trinity Health System says it is temporarily stopping its $315 million electronic medical records implementation. The effort, dubbed "Project Genesis," will eventually upgrade IT services at 23 Trinity-operated hospitals. No word on exactly what is going on, but Trinity says the pause is so the system can study the project's impact on "clinical processes for disease conditions." Says PR guy Kevin DiCola, "we'll be so much better with our implementation by taking a step back and examining our clinical processes." The project relies on CPOE technology developed by Cerner and McKesson software for revenue cycle management.

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