Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Selects Cerner To Implement Electronic Health Records System

February 22, 2016

Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement an integrated electronic health records (EHR) system in the hospital and multiple clinical facilities across the region.

Sarah Bush Lincoln will replace Meditech, its previous system, with Cerner Millennium® and its full suite of health care clinical and end-to-end revenue cycle management solutions across the organization’s hospital, 30 clinics, new Regional Cancer Center and state-of-the-art Center for Healthy Living.

“Sarah Bush Lincoln is a rapidly growing health system and Cerner aligns with our vision to provide innovative, preventative and quality care to each of our patients,” said Maggie Ratliff, vice president of Information Systems, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. “Our mission is to meet the needs of our community by lowering costs, increasing efficiency and managing the population one person at a time. We believe Cerner’s solutions will help us achieve these goals.”

As part of the new agreement, Sarah Bush Lincoln will leverage Cerner’s HealtheIntent population health management platform, a system that can analyze patient data from any source and identify health trends, regardless of EHR supplier.

“Cerner’s HealtheIntent platform will help enable providers to use meaningful data to predict what will happen in within the community, so they can manage and improve the care of their population,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “Enabling providers and patients to engage in their health and care delivery will propel Sarah Bush Lincoln toward its goal of driving better outcomes and providing an even deeper level of continuity of care.”

Population health management is the health care industry’s movement to proactively identify and predict health risk for individuals, engage those patients beyond the hospital setting and manage outcomes to improve overall health of the community.