BMJ Group and Cerner Collaborate to Provide Better Information for Doctors

06 February 2008

UNITED KINGDOM — February 6, 2008 — BMJ Group announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Cerner Corporation to integrate its evidence -based medical information with a range of solutions offered by Cerner in the UK and internationally.

The first outcome of this collaboration will be the introduction of Order Entry sets for the hospital sector which brings together BMJ Group’s evidence-based research database, BMJ Clinical Evidence, with Cerner Millennium® software.

David Tovey, Editor of BMJ Clinical Evidence said:
“BMJ Clinical Evidence is widely used by healthcare professionals as a trusted evidence-based resource. Our partnership with Cerner is an important step towards supporting excellent care because it integrates evidence into the clinical journey, making it easier for clinicians and patients to make informed treatment decisions together.”

David Sides, managing director – Cerner Limited in the U.K., said:
“The Cerner Millennium architecture automates and unifies patient information and clinical content, improving the quality of patient care by giving hospital staff access to the latest clinical evidence, empirical data and best practice. Integrating BMJ’s Clinical Evidence database will provide a new resource for the thousands of clinicians using Cerner Millennium to have immediate access to the appropriate, evidence-based information right at the point of care.”

BMJ Clinical Evidence is a compendium of the latest research evidence. It sums up what’s known - and not known - about more than 200 medical conditions and more than 2,000 treatments and is an invaluable tool for any health professional wanting to base their clinical decisions on the best available evidence.

Cerner Millennium
is a healthcare information technology computing platform that helps health professionals elevate safety, quality and efficiency. Clinicians connect to the centralised Cerner Millennium electronic patient record to access vital information for effective decision-making. Combining technology with knowledge, Cerner Millennium empowers health professionals to order tests and track results, make diagnoses, prescribe, dispense and document care using a single information system. Today, Cerner has implemented more than 7200 Cerner Millennium applications at more than 1,200 facilities around the world.

Note to editors
BMJ Group
BMJ Group is the innovative publishing division of the British Medical Association (BMA) and is one of the world leaders in medical and digital publishing. BMJ Group complements the activities of the BMA.
The mission of BMJ Group is to be the world’s leading and most trusted provider of information and services that will make a real difference in clinical practice and improve outcomes for patients. BMJ Group seeks to lead the debate on healthcare and to deliver innovative, useful evidence based knowledge, best practice and learning to doctors, other health professionals, researchers and patients when and where they need it.
The Group's Internet site can be accessed at

Cerner Corp.
Cerner Corp. is taking the paper record out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 6,000 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner Millennium. NASDAQ: CERN.

For further information please contact:
For BMJ Group
Emma Dickinson, BMA
+44 (0) 20 7383 6529

For Cerner
Denise Bradbury, Cerner
+44 (0) 20 7107 3227

Molly Taylor, GolinHarris for Cerner
+44 (0)20 7067 0615