Carefx And Cerner Bring Experience Around Building Integrated Clinical Information Solutions To The UK

05 November 2010

Carefx And Cerner Bring Experience Around Building Integrated Clinical Information Solutions To The UK
Linking clinical portal solutions with electronic patient records and applications provides access to patient data faster and more efficiently for clinical staff


BIRMINGHAM, UK / SCOTTSDALE, AZ – 8th November 2010 - Carefx Corp., a leading provider of interoperable workflow solutions, today announced it is extending its work with Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) to provide clinical organisations with integrated solutions for delivering patient data to clinical staff. Cerner’s Clinical Exchange PlatformSM (CEP) a secure, standards based Health Information Exchange (HIE), can operate in conjunction with Carefx Fusionfx to electronically bring together data from disparate systems into a single, real time view of patient data.

The solution uses open components and data standards to connect rather than replace existing IT systems within hospitals. This approach will result in:
• Better care coordination and communication to improve clinical outcomes, reduce duplication and waste;
• Improvement in quality and productivity for clinical staff; and
• Efficiency savings and quality improvements.

The CEP is used to access patient data across disparate systems and organisations to create an aggregated, longitudinal view of a patient record, capable of managing a wide variety of clinical records and document types. This composite view of the patient record can be achieved without staff having to navigate the login, patient context, and arrangement of screens within multiple systems. Carefx and Cerner have already been collaborating for more than five years in the U.S., and this joint work has resulted in streamlined access to clinical data that is generally distributed across multiple systems.

Wayne Parslow, Executive Vice President and General Manager EMEA for Carefx, commented:

"We are extremely excited to be working with Cerner to expand the benefits that can be delivered to clinical organizations through greater integration of clinical applications and data into staff workflows. Our technologies are already used together in a significant number of healthcare facilities around the world. Working together in this way makes complete sense for our mutual customers, and the new partnership in the UK will see this value extended to a wider audience of healthcare organisations in this country."

Cerner Vice President and General Manager for UK and Ireland, Alan Fowles added:

“The Coalition Government’s recent White Paper has signalled the start of an information revolution. More so now than ever before, the future of healthcare will rely upon accurate and timely access to good information. Consequently, I’m delighted that Cerner is able to offer greater opportunities as a result of our partnership with Carefx.”

Notes To Editors
• Carefx and Cerner are both exhibiting at the E-Health Insider Live event which is being held on the 8th and 9th of November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. For more information, Carefx will be at stand C72, while Cerner will be at stand C74.
• The clinical portal from Carefx provides integrated access to information from across a hospital’s applications, offering clinical staff an easier route to the data that they require as part of the patient care process, wherever it is held. By drawing together this information into one location, clinicians can get the results they require from both Cerner and other clinical applications.

About Carefx Corporation
Carefx supports healthcare organisations in achieving their vision of advancing the quality and safety of patient care delivery through its Fusionfx suite of interoperable workflow and analytics solutions. Fusionfx streamlines and simplifies clinical and business workflow and connects care providers to the information they need - where, when, and how they need it. By managing care transitions and information gaps between diverse systems, departments and facilities, Fusionfx delivers crucial patient information with speed, efficiency and logic. Carefx supports more than 700 hospitals, health systems, regional health information organisations (RHIOs) and health information exchanges (HIEs) across North America, Europe and China. For more information, visit www.carefx.com, or contact Carefx at +44 (0)1923 431 704 or by email at info@carefx.com.

About Cerner
Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimise processes for healthcare organisations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, and for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. More than 32,000 clinicians across 19 Trusts use Cerner Millennium solutions and services to help improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the “Marks”) set forth herein are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit our website at www.cerner.co.uk.

Media contact
• Simon Hill +44-20-7107-3434 simon.hill@cerner.com
• Mark Kember: +44-1491-873-323 carefx@goode.co.uk