Cerner Reaches Agreement to Acquire Clairvia

October 07, 2011

Cerner Reaches Agreement to Acquire Clairvia

Expands Cerner’s offerings in healthcare workforce management and

cloud-based predictive algorithms

London— Oct. 7, 2011 — Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Clairvia, an organisation that has spent more than a decade developing healthcare workforce management solutions, including Care Value Management™ and Physician Scheduler. Clairvia’s software applications and predictive models enable healthcare organisations to align staff and resources with actual patient needs, in real-time, to allow caregivers to focus solely on patient care. Ultimately these improvements advance patient care quality, patient safety, patient throughput, staff productivity and satisfaction, reimbursements and cost control.

Clairvia’s solutions are currently used by more than 400 organisations around the world, ranging in size from large healthcare systems to specialist clinical practises. These clients utilise a variety of electronic health record (EHR) systems for their needs. As Clairvia’s solutions are EHR-system agnostic and integrate with numerous platforms, including Cerner Millennium® the Care Value Management will be integrated into Cerner’s broader cloud-based and interoperability platforms, Cerner Healthe Intent and CareAware®, which will allow Cerner to offer a comprehensive suite of resource management solutions.

“Interoperable cloud-based solutions and workforce management applications that focus on providing positive clinical, operational and financial returns allow healthcare organisations to address fundamental issues surrounding supply of staff and rising patient demand,” said Matthew Swindells, Cerner vice president. “This acquisition demonstrates Cerner’s commitment to innovating health care for the future. As the NHS moves toward a model where more care is delivered outside the hospital and only the sickest patients are in inpatient beds, overcoming the challenge of maintaining the right level of nurse staffing will be crucial to patient safety. Clairvia’s predictive models, driven by HER data, not only reduce costs by aligning the right resource at the right time but, more importantly, optimise patient outcomes.”

“EHRs document patient needs and expected courses of care while resource management systems store nurse competency, skills and availability data,” said Beth Pickard, Clairvia president and chief executive officer. “We integrate those two databases in real time, at the point of care. Cerner’s resources and dedication to improving health opens the door for us to create additional solutions that enable healthcare organisations to accurately forecast demand and to proactively align staffing resources to meet that demand.”

The acquisition is anticipated to close in October 2011 and is not expected to have a material impact on Cerner’s 2011 financial results. Pickard will join Cerner effective upon closure of the transaction.

About Cerner

Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make healthcare safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and entire countries. Taking what we’ve learned over more than three decades, Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients in their care.

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About Clairvia

Clairvia, Incorporated serves more than 400 healthcare organisations, medical facilities, nursing departments, and group practices with advanced software solutions for patient and staff management. Clairvia® Care Value Management (CVM) is a comprehensive software suite that empowers healthcare providers to deliver the right caregivers to each patient—at the right time—to achieve the next desired level of wellness. In more than 200 successful implementations, Clairvia CVM has driven measurable improvements in quality of care, patient safety, patient throughput and financial performance, as well as patient, staff, and physician satisfaction. The complete Clairvia CVM offering includes the following software solutions:

  • CVM Staff Manager
  • CVM Demand Manager
  • CVM Patient Progress Manager
  • CVM Care Cost Manager
  • CVM Outcomes-Driven Patient Acuity
  • CVM Demand-Driven Patient Assignment
  • CVM Care Value Analytics
  • CVM ShiftAlert Mobile
  • CVM Mobile Connect