As a leading global health care technology company, Cerner has the very important responsibility of helping to protect the health and safety of our clients and associates, as well as the well-being of our communities.
Cerner’s clinically and medically trained leaders are closely monitoring the current COVID-19 outbreak and are guiding company efforts to help keep clients, client sites, communities and associates safe. We are keeping abreast of recommendations coming from the World Health Organisation, Australian Federal Department of Health, Singaporean Ministry of Health, Director-General of Health, Malaysia, and other government bodies worldwide to align best practices and response plans.
As a result of these recommendations, the decision has been made to postpone the Cerner APAC Regional User Group Conference until May 2021.
This decision has not been taken lightly, however Cerner is committed to only bringing our community together when it is safe to do so. In addition, we recognise the concerns and risks associated with removing vital healthcare professionals from their clinical and support roles adding undue stress to our healthcare system at this crucial time.
APAC RUG exhibitors and attendees will be contacted with further information regarding sponsorship contracts and registrations in the coming days. Please contact CernerEventsAustralia@cerner.com with any immediate concerns.
Our leadership is committed to staying informed and guiding Cerner and our stakeholders through this global threat. We sincerely appreciate the work each of you and your teams are doing to care for the affected population and we look forward to welcoming you to the RUG in 2021.
All decisions and policies governing our management of the COVID-19 event are being led by Cerner Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Nill, Chief Clinical and Patient Safety Officer Eva Karp, DHA, and Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Officer APAC, Dr. Monica Trujillo in accordance with guidance from the Australian Federal Department of Health, Singaporean Ministry of Health, Director-General of Health, Malaysia, and the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as other country and regional health departments.