In today's rapidly changing health care landscape, it's more important than ever to be up to date on industry advances, current legislation and fundamental shifts in care deliver. With each issue of Perspectives , we bring together the leading voices in health care to explore how the industry is leveraging new technology innovations, facing health care challenges head-on and preparing for a smarter health care future.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced an agreement with Cerner to use off-the-shelf Cerner solutions to provide veterans, transitioning service members and their care providers access to their medical history through a single electronic health record (EHR) system.
“We’re in the middle of an incredible moment in the health care industry, where expectations and standards are shifting.” That statement was part of the opening remarks from Cerner’s Senior Vice President of Population Health John Glaser at the 2017 Cerner Health Conference. His position was a strong one: The industry, he says, is shifting from reactive sick care to proactive health management, from fragmented niche care to a cross-continuum care system and from reward for volume to reward for quality, efficiency and safety.
I like to say that the intersection of health care and information technology (IT) is a great place to wake up every morning. Our environment has always been influenced by the trends, changes and pressures of both environments. Considered separately, they are two of the largest, fastest moving, most complex currents in the economy. The interplay between them creates unique challenges and opportunities. 2016 saw health care trying to assert itself—temporarily at least—as the stronger stream.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced its decision to modernize its existing health records platform by choosing Cerner’s commercial off-the-shelf Millennium EHR solution.
It’s no mystery that the cost and performance of workplace health programs continue to challenge employers. Organizations that use data to help drive their workplace health strategy could have an advantage in lowering costs and improving the well-being of their employees.
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), a 279-bed children’s hospital in Orange County, California, earned one of the health information technology industry’s highest accolades: the 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. CHOC received this prestigious award as a nod to the organization’s efforts to improve patient care. HIMSS Davies winners are Stage 6 and 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model organizations that improve patient outcomes using electronic health records (EHR) and information technology (IT) while achieving return on investment.
Of the 75 women recognized on Health Data Management’s list of the 2017 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT, 34 were health IT (HIT) executives working at provider organizations.
The health care industry is keeping a close eye on the current government landscape and how it will influence the future of health care. Dr. Kavita Patel, associate chief medical officer and Medicare director at John Hopkins Medicine and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, a global think tank that brings together more than 300 leading-experts in government and academia to provide research, joined The Cerner Podcast to provide her recommendations and analysis on policy issues.
by Cerner Corporation
June 20, 2018
Today, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. We need to do our part as support organizations and health care providers to highlight stories about behavioral health, educate the public, chip away at the stigma and help those who are in need.
by Angie Massey
| Paul Lampi
June 19, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we learn about Memorial Hermann Health System's work toward the Quadruple Aim: How they have built a population health strategy that aims to improve physician and patient experience while reducing costs.
by Dr. Steven Arendt
June 13, 2018
These four factors are critical to the success and value of an organization’s health IT solutions: unwavering executive support, engaged clinical leadership, transparent communication and a responsive governance structure.
by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice
June 12, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, the chief medical information officer and associate executive medical director at Children's Mercy. Dr. Fitzmaurice discusses how pediatric medicine is evolving in the face of health care consumerism.