Tift Regional Health System Selects Cerner Enterprise-wide Health IT System

April 12, 2016

Cerner will bring physicians together on one clinical and financial digital system

Tift Regional Health System (TRHS) has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care, to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

“We are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible to Tift County and the surrounding communities,” said William T. Richardson, president and CEO, TRHS. “Cerner understands our long-term vision, and we value its position and commitment to transforming health care IT across the globe.”

With the enterprise-wide Cerner Millennium® system, TRHS will have the ability to manage and integrate clinical and financial data to help direct patient activities across the continuum of care. By reducing interfaces and niche third-party systems, Millennium’s integrated workflow will enable model processes to support the health systems’ needs, culture and mission.

“We look forward to achieving the benefits expected from having many of our physicians on one EHR,” said Guy McAllister, CIO and VP, TRHS. “Having access to integrated clinical and financial information will provide us with a platform that works for our organization versus our organization working around a disconnected system.”

“Cerner and TRHS will leverage the advanced health IT system to work toward our measurable goals of increased physician usability, strong patient outcomes and improved cost efficiency,” said David McEachin, MD, CMIO, TRHS.

As part of the new Cerner relationship, TRHS has signed up for interoperability services, including CommonWell Health Alliance to use its functions for patient identity management, record locator service and document query and retrieval. CommonWell services will enable patients to share their existing medical records with TRHS care providers and others that provide care, regardless of geographic location or health IT system affiliation.

“Together, we’ll use our collective talents to support quality health care and improved outcomes to benefit the patients and families in Tift County, across Georgia and throughout the nation. We look forward to working with Tift Regional Health System physicians and staff,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner.