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16 Cerner Clients to Share Insights, Best Practices at HIMSS15

April 06, 2015

Leading global health IT supplier Cerner Corp. will showcase client insights and best practices in the Cerner Booth (913) at HIMSS15, April 12-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago

Executives and physicians from 16 health care organizations will share stories of successful collaboration with Cerner.

“Through their vision, passion and dedication to improving the health of their populations, Cerner clients are at the forefront of innovation in the industry,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “As part of Cerner’s presence at HIMSS15, we’re proud to host some of health care’s most insightful thought leaders in our booth as they share how Cerner is helping power greater efficiency and better outcomes in their communities while creating the next generation of health care delivery.”

Each day, guests at the Cerner booth will hear from clients on topics including interoperability, population health, physician adoption and revenue cycle.

Monday, April 13

11 a.m. to Noon        Great River Health Systems, West Burlington, Iowa

Great River Health Systems went live with over 50 Cerner solutions in the inpatient and outpatient arena on April 1, 2014. Dr. L. Nathan Gause, CMIO and practicing orthopedic surgeon, will discuss their experience and successes, including adoption of PowerChart Touch™ and the physician specialty playbooks.

Noon to 1 p.m.        Beebe Healthcare, Georgetown, Del.

Dr. Jeffrey E. Hawtof, vice president of medical operations and informatics, will discuss Beebe Healthcare’s rapid implementation of 38 Cerner solutions in just nine months. Highlights include reaching 91 percent physician; medication order entry at the time of Meaningful Use Stage One attestation 90 days after go-live, and leaping from HIMSS Stage 3 to 6 in four months.

1 to 2 p.m.        Memorial Hospital Gulfport, Gulfport, Miss.

Gene Thomas, CIO and vice president, information systems, will discuss Memorial Hospital Gulfport's "big bang" implementation of more than 60 Cerner solutions in 2014. Thomas will highlight the benefits of the “big bang” approach, the importance of creating an implementation plan that fits an organization’s culture; and lessons learned from the post-implementation stabilization period.

2 to 3 p.m.        North Shore – LIJ Health System, Great Neck, N.Y.

Laura Semlies, vice president of finance and revenue cycle transformation, will describe North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System's configuration of Cerner Soarian® Financials across approximately 400 medical group practices, representing 2,500 physicians.

3 to 4 p.m.        Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff, Ariz.Cullen Linn, director of planning and integration, will discuss the early stages of Northern Arizona Healthcare’s journey to interoperability. Linn will share their strategy, which includes the CommonWell Health Alliance.

4 to 5 p.m.         Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif.

Dr. Steve Margolis, CMIO, and Alan Soderblom, vice president and CIO, will discuss the collaboration, value creation and operational efficiencies achieved within their 2,700 bed health system. 

5 to 6 p.m.        Health Quest, LaGrangeville, N.Y.

Bob Diamond, CIO, will discuss how Dynamic Documentation™ combined with Nuance Dragon voice recognition has optimized physician documentation across three facilities and is currently utilized by more than 400 physicians. Diamond will describe the impact of Cerner Instant Access™ in reducing log-in times from 45 seconds to near immediate access.

Tuesday, April 14

10 to 11 a.m.        Adventist Health System, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Timothy Reiner, vice president of revenue management, will describe how Cerner's revenue cycle suite of solutions integrates clinical and financial data onto a single platform, yielding multiple improvements at Adventist Health System - including a 5 ½- percent decrease in accounts receivable and reaching 103 percent of its cash collections goal. 

11 a.m. to Noon        Via Christi Health, Inc., Wichita, Kan.

Dr. Brendan Rice, CMIO, ambulatory, will present Via Christi's “Mayflower” journey to its new Cerner EHR, sharing successes and lessons learned along the way. Learn Via Christi’s strategies for a clinician-led governance structure, data migration, training and more.

Noon to 1 p.m.        Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.

Join Dana Gilbert, COO for Advocate Physician Partners, in a discussion about Advocate Health Care’s population health strategy.

1 to 2 p.m.        Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, Kan.

Andrea Hall, MHA, RN and manager of clinical informatics, will emphasize the importance of clinician engagement throughout computerized physician order entry implementation at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Learn how their strategies achieved 90 percent physician order entry while maintaining satisfaction.

2 to 3 p.m.        Marina Salud SA, Dénia, Spain

Vicent Moncho Mas, CIO, will share Marina Salud’s journey to becoming one of the first HIMSS Stage 7 organizations in Europe - and the first non-U.S. recipient of the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award.

3 to 4 p.m.        Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, launched Cerner’s patient accounting solution in July. Ed Martinez, senior vice president and CIO, will describe their approach, best practices and successes

4 to 5 p.m.        Speaker to be announced

5 to 6 p.m.        Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y.

Mary Hand, vice president information services will discuss Soarian Financials implementation and the business metrics achieved.

Wednesday, April 15

10 to 11 a.m.        Beebe Healthcare, Georgetown, Del.

Dr. Jeffrey E. Hawtof, vice president of medical operations and informatics, will discuss Beebe Healthcare’s rapid implementation of 38 Cerner solutions in just nine months. Highlights include reaching 91 percent physician medication order entry at the time of Meaningful Use Stage One attestation 90 days after go-live, and leaping from HIMSS Stage 3 to 6 in four months.

11 a.m. to Noon        Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.

Speaker to be announced will present on population health strategies.

Noon to 1 p.m.        Speaker to be Announced

1 to 2 p.m.        BayCare, Clearwater, Fla.

BayCare launched Soarian Financials across two facilities in less than one year. Cynthia Jones, VP of applications, will share the outcomes and lessons learned from their highly successful implementation - including operational efficiencies and improved patient satisfaction.

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