Hospital Sues Cerner For Delays On Records System

KANSAS CITY — A Pittsburgh, Kan. hospital has filed a lawsuit against the North Kansas City-based healthcare information technology company Cerner over an alleged breach of contract for a computer-based records system, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Girard Medical Center accused Cerner of failure to deliver the new records system in time to qualify for federal incentives available to hospitals to help encourage digital record keeping. The hospital also complained that Cerner employees promised features on the new system that never materialized.

In September Cerner notified Girard that it wanted to leave the project after the hospital had made payments of $1.29 million toward the project’s $2.9 million total.

So far Cerner has not filed a response to the suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court of Kansas City, Kan.

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