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Patient Access


Healthcare is no longer a simple two-way relationship between a patient and a caregiver. As providers shift how they deliver care to cover more opportunities for value and quality, those receiving care are expected to become more engaged.

We believe the term "patient" doesn't adequately include the range of activities through which an individual interacts with the healthcare system. To address the changing dynamic of reactive care to proactive care, we consider patients as individual consumers, which reflects the push toward empowerment and control in making healthcare decisions.

We are now witnessing new labels entering the healthcare world, referring to such individuals as customers, or even referring to the delivery system as "person-centered" opposed to patient-centered.

Related Offerings

Open Platforms

Cerner’s open platforms, open technologies and open business approach enable innovative collaboration and the development of apps that fulfill edge needs. Our open application programming interfaces, called Cerner Ignite APIs, allow your organization to integrate apps directly into your workflows at the point of care.

CommonWell Health Alliance

Cerner is a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance, which is advancing interoperability by connecting systems nationwide and making health data available no matter where care occurs.

Cerner Connectivity Hub

Cerner Connectivity Hub solutions enable providers to share various types of clinical data including orders, results, clinical documents, images, immunizations and prescriptions while meeting Meaningful Use requirements.

Cerner Health Information Exchange

Cerner Health Information Exchange allows providers to view and exchange patient data, regardless of EHR.

Client Extensibility

Cerner Millennium is open and extensible, enabling clients to modify and customize extensions to help meet business needs like patient education, and workflow efficiencies to reduce costs and improve care. Clients can work with toolkits and extensions such as MPages, innovation toolkits, advisories and Cerner Command Language.