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Corporate Responsibility at Cerner

Cerner is transforming the health care of tomorrow through responsible innovation. We respect and encourage the perspectives of every person, value our diversity, act with integrity and diligently deliver on our commitments.

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Human Capital
“At Cerner, we aspire for all associates to have flexibility to manage their life; create work that is meaningful and makes a difference; and feel appreciated, valued, recognized and rewarded. We want to attract, engage and retain the best available talent for our clients and ultimately the patients and consumers of healthcare we serve.” - Tracy Platt, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are core to our mission. Our associates make up diverse teams from across the globe, bringing unique perspectives to their work to deliver smart solutions that improve the future of health care.


At Cerner, we are committed to providing our associates and their families with the tools, resources and support needed to obtain their optimal levels of health and wellness. Healthe at Cerner is Cerner’s internal wellness brand, offering a vast catalog of physical, mental, legal and financial health resources.

Community Impact

Cerner is devoted to improving the quality of life for everyone we serve. True to our corporate mission, we seek to develop the communities where our associates live and work, so that individuals have access to the tools they need to be educated, healthy and productive.

Cerner Charitable Foundation

Our corporate philanthropy is building healthier tomorrows and stronger communities. Over the last 25 years, the Cerner Charitable Foundation has improved the lives of nearly 600,000 people around the world.

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Data Security and Privacy
The security and privacy of user and patient data is paramount to every aspect of how Cerner delivers its solutions and services.

Data Security and Privacy

Cerner maintains a documented information privacy, security and risk management program with clearly defined roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures which are designed to secure the information maintained on Cerner's Platforms.

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At Cerner, we have policies and practices in place to encourage that we operate our business and provide solutions and services to our clients in a manner that promotes clean business practices and reduces our corporate footprint on the environment.

Environmental Metrics
We are conscious of our impact on the earth and seek to minimize it whenever feasible. Cerner recently completed its first carbon assessment to calculate our Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions over the past three years. The assessment results can be viewed in the 2021 Cerner Carbon Assessment Disclosure Report (2018-2020) in the Reports section of this page below. We intend to use this assessment as a baseline and will analyze the results to identify areas in which we can reduce our impact on the environment.

Associate Sustainability Initiatives
Our associates have organized eco-awareness groups pursuing more sustainable practices on our campuses and in our daily lives, working to safeguard the future health of our associates, families and communities. Through coordinated focus groups, recycling initiatives, ride share programs, participation in community events, philanthropy and company-wide sustainability awareness campaigns, our associates are dedicated to making and promoting eco-friendly choices and considering the environmental impact of everything we do.  

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Cerner is committed to developing responsible artificial intelligence and machine learning products. Cerner follows these guiding principles, endorsed by Cerner’s senior leadership and Chief Executive Officer, regarding artificial intelligence:

  • Cerner strives to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) products that will help advance patient care, patient outcomes and operational efficiencies.
  • Cerner commits to develop and continually monitor its AI/ML products considering and mitigating, to the extent possible, potential bias and inequities that may be explicitly or implicitly present in the product or the data itself.
  • Cerner will continually update and advance both its AI/ML models and transparency in its models’ performance.
  • Cerner commits to be transparent with its clients about how its algorithms use data within the client system to generate risk scores and alerts. If an alert or high-risk score is triggered, we will provide specific information to the user regarding the source of the trigger.
  • When appropriate, Cerner strives to publish its work in peer-reviewed medical journals and/or at industry conferences.
  • Cerner will not pay its clients to use its algorithms.
  • As government authorities and industry experts offer expanded guidance on best practices and regulatory requirements, Cerner will continue to evaluate and mature its AI/ML governance program.
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We applaud the accomplishments of our clients and associates. See how our clients serve their patients with quality care, as well as how our associates are impacting the communities they live in.

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Discover the in-depth analysis supporting Cerner's commitment to Corporate Responsibility

Cerner Corporate Responsibility reports:

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