Homerton Goes Live With Cerner's Remote Hosting Option (RHO)

19 July 2012

London, — 09 July 2012 — Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust today announces the successful transfer of their existing IT environment into the Cerner’s UK Data Centre. The trust, having used Cerner Millennium for its patients’ electronic patient record since 2004. Cerner now hosts the trust’s data and information remotely. In the move, Homerton has become the first UK hospital to take advantage of Cerner’s new state of the art Remote Hosting facility.

Data management, storage and security are tough problems for all industries, not least those within the health care sector. Cerner’s Remote Hosting Option (RHO) provides a secure, monitored environment; optimising system uptime, without the cost and management headaches typically associated with maintaining a fully-resourced locally-hosted HIT infrastructure. With RHO, Cerner takes the accountability for solution hosting, management, and risk protection around technology obsolesce, allowing Cerner’s clients to concentrate their energies on operational efficiency and clinical process improvement.

Nancy Hallett, Chief Executive Officer, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said.

“We are extremely pleased with our on-going partnership with Cerner. Cerner’s commitment to provide a smooth transition of our IT environment to the Remote Hosting facility gives us added operational confidence. The fact that they were able to transfer the environment so quickly is an amazing feat. Since the transition we have seen a significant improvement in the performance of our system, Cerner’s RHO ensures that essential patient-related information is available, at the point of care, 24 hours a day 365 days a year allowing us to focus on patient care knowing that we have a predictable system.”

Mike Nill, Chief Operating Officer at Cerner, added: “Providing a secure, reliable system so our clients can get the most out of their clinical roadmap is one of the keys to moving Cerner forward in the United Kingdom thus we are pleased that Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation has decided to continue their partnership with Cerner to get the maximum value from their Cerner Millennium investment. The fact that we were able to have a flawless transition into our data centre is a tribute to both teams.”

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming health care by eliminating error, variance and waste for health care providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimise processes for health care organisations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the health care commerce system. These solutions are licensed by approximately 9,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,600 hospitals; 3,500 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centres, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centres; 800 home health facilities; and 1,600 retail pharmacies. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit: www.cerner.co.uk, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

About Cerner’s Remote Hosting Option

Cerner’s Remote Hosting Option (RHO) provides predictable, uninterrupted connectivity and world-class system support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

About Homerton

Homerton is based in the east London borough of Hackney. We provide hospital and community services to Hackney and the City of London. Specialist care includes: obstetrics, neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, neurorehabilitation, bariatric surgery and asthma and allergy across east London and beyond. We were one of the first 10 NHS foundation trusts in England.

For more information please contact: Simon Hill (+44) 020 7107 3434, simon.hill@cerner.com