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Pharmacy

Providing efficient prescriptions

Cerner is focused on providing relevant inpatient and outpatient drug data to population health data engines and EHR interoperability organizations to assist with monitoring and assessing populations.

Our pharmacy software solutions offer a unified vision designed to help your pharmacy clinicians facilitate accurate, beneficial medication therapy decisions, outpatient drug utilization and adherence management, providing patients with an effective medication therapy regime within the health system setting, as well as after discharge.

Cerner’s approach to medication dispensing and management encompasses the healthcare goal of improving patient care and outcomes – connecting the patient to safe medication therapy, even after discharge. The pharmacy professional has unrivaled medication expertise, and our pharmacy solutions are designed to capitalize on their clinical capabilities, allowing them to fully realize their role within both the medication process and patient care continuum.

 

Inpatient pharmacy

Cerner’s inpatient pharmacy solutions are designed to help operate safe, closed-loop medication processes within acute care. This includes extensive clinical decision support, integrated data flow across processes and other clinical solutions, and integration with automated dispensing cabinets – all within a unified, seamlessly integrated medication system.

Clinical supply chain

Cerner supply chain solutions are designed to manage supply chain functions, capturing supply usage at the point of care by linking inventory management to a clinical function, and thus eliminating redundant manual processes of inventory management. The set of solutions enables analysis of supply usage, support product standardization and, ultimately, lead to cost reduction. Automated reorder levels generating auto-requisitions facilitate just-in-time inventory management, leading to improving efficiency and reducing expired items. It also seamlessly integrates with ERP systems.

Outpatient pharmacy

Cerner’s outpatient pharmacy solutions are designed to automate the prescription order management process in the outpatient pharmacy setting using a seamlessly integrated process from prescription to dispensing. This integration with inpatient pharmacy allows for a single view for both inpatient and outpatient orders. Outpatient pharmacy aids clinical decision support as well as batch and expiry management to facilitate safe medication dispensing.

FAQs

How do Cerner’s pharmacy solutions help clinicians manage medication therapy decisions?

Cerner’s pharmacy solutions are designed to provide a unified, seamlessly integrated medication process. The solutions assist with extensive clinical checks, ensure integrated data flow across processes and support providers with patient follow-up and therapy monitoring after discharge.

Most of Cerner’s pharmacy solutions share the same electronic health record and database, meaning you have a real-time view of important clinical data – such as unverified orders, allergy updates and patient contextual alerts – in one place at most stages of the medication process. These safety features may help prevent medication errors before providers reach the patient’s bedside.

Offerings

Behavioral health

Our specialist behavioral health EHR include multiple solutions and content packages designed to support health organizations that specialize in the delivery of community mental health, inpatient mental health, outpatient mental health, substance used disorder and developmental disabilities care.

Continuum of care

Cerner is focused on automating the process of managing the health and care of populations across the care continuum.

Critical care

Our suite of critical care solutions is designed to enhance workflows, create a central location for documentation and allow clinicians to easily view results. From ICU to NICU/PICU to specialty venues, Cerner connects even the most complex care settings.

Emergency medicine

From door to discharge, Cerner empowers emergency medicine providers and clinicians with a comprehensive patient record across the continuum of care.

Imaging

Cerner Imaging brings together image-enabled workflows and near-real-time data to provide clinicians with a holistic patient view directly within the EHR for cardiovascular, radiology, clinical and enterprise imaging. This single source of truth ensures both advanced capabilities, such as decision support, within daily imaging workflows while also helping meet current and future regulatory requirements.

Infection control

Our infection control solution collects and analyzes data from the EHR to help practitioners easily view data relevant to monitoring and preventing infection.

Laboratory

Cerner was founded in 1979 as a company focused on laboratory professionals and the solutions that help them succeed. Cerner offers a complete suite of solutions targeted toward the four key segments of the complex laboratory – clinical, anatomic pathology, molecular diagnostics and laboratory outreach – that can also fully-function via seamless interface with your non-Cerner EHR.

Medical device connectivity

CareAware® is Cerner's comprehensive enterprise-wide offering for device connectivity. CareAware provides a suite of solutions that enable any area of a hospital to create an environment where all devices are integrated and contextually aware to ensure the right data is presented in the right format at the right time.

Nursing

We support nurses and the entire care team by connecting workflows across the care continuum. We’re uniquely positioned to develop the solutions and services that enhance efficiency and simplify communications among care team members.

Oncology

Oncology is comprehensive care from the cancer diagnosis to treatment options to survivorship support. Utilizing the Cerner Oncology solution, the entire care team has access to the necessary tools for protocol and complex medication management for better patient care.

Patients

To aid organizations in empowering people, families and care teams to be active participants in their health and care, Cerner offers a robust member engagement solution that enables you and your care team to be aligned, informed and educated on an ongoing basis.

Perioperative

Cerner perioperative solutions are fully integrated with the EHR and create a perioperative safety zone that facilitate informed decision making by clinicians.

Physician

Cerner physician solutions include more than 40 specialties – created by physicians for physicians – to drive efficiency and productivity. We know that not every physician works the same way – Cerner solutions allow for screen customization, allowing you to provide the best care with the fewest distractions.

Rehabilitation

Cerner’s integrated rehabilitation EHR solution supports the clinical, regulatory and financial needs of your organization. Our rehab solutions support documentation needs for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and outpatient therapy services.

Women’s health and pediatrics

Cerner women’s health solutions collect pertinent information and integrate directly into the EHR. Our goal at Cerner is to bring together all of the information across multiple venues, clinicians and patients, to allow you to focus on what matters most – caring for mothers and babies.