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August 15, 2013

Project BOOST: Preventing readmissions and improving care


By: Cerner Corporation

Readmission prevention continues to be a topic of importance for health systems across the country. Recently, we announced that we would be integrating the Project BOOST toolkit into our EHR system, so we took the opportunity to speak with Dr. Mark Williams about Project BOOST and the work his team is doing to prevent readmissions and improve care.... Read full story


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August 09, 2013

What you missed at Ambulatory Summit 2013


By: Shellee Spring, senior vice president, Cerner Ambulatory

We just wrapped up our 2013 Ambulatory Summit with record attendance here in Kansas City with clients from 25 states. We know 80 percent of patient care happens in physician practices, and began this annual event several years ago based on client demand.... Read full story


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August 07, 2013

Genetics and obesity


By: Sarah Bride, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

Obesity continues to be an epidemic, and as a society we are constantly trying to put a finger on exactly what the causes are. Recently there has been debate over obesity and the role of genetics.... Read full story


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August 02, 2013

What to expect from ICD-10


By: Cerner Corporation

The ICD-10 implementation is coming (Oct. 1, 2014 - have you done your assessment and testing yet?) and with it a new degree of specificity for coding patient encounters.... Read full story


Category: EHR, Technology

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July 30, 2013

Is obesity a bigger global health crisis than hunger?


By: Andrea Dietzen, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

CNN recently released an article stating that obesity was now a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, citing a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet. The basis of the statement was tied to the claim that non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes were now the leading causes of years spent sick or injured, and additionally that the global rates of obesity have climbed 82 percent in the past two decades. ... Read full story


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July 25, 2013

Redrawing learning pathways: A look at the Missouri Innovation Campus


By: Laura Evans, director, Cerner

Yesterday we were proud to participate in President Obama’s visit to the University of Central Missouri (UCM), alongside our partners at the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC). The stop was part of President Obama’s focus on the economy and he spent part of his time here outlining the need for more affordable college education opportunities and curriculum focused on skills that directly translate to workforce needs.... Read full story


Category: News

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July 23, 2013

NCH Healthcare: Enhancing the patient experience in southern Florida


By: Cerner Corporation

NCH Healthcare System has evolved over the last 50 years, becoming one of the most progressive health care systems in the country with more than 550 physicians and employing more than 3,410 people. The organization embraces new technology and evidence-based medicine.... Read full story


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July 17, 2013

#HITWorks: A conversation about the value of health IT


By: Cerner Corporation

Yesterday, HIMSS announced its Health IT Value Suite, which "organizes and creates a common vocabulary to identify, classify and discuss the many known examples of health IT value."... Read full story


Category: EHR, Technology

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July 12, 2013

Developing an effective 30-day hospital readmission risk prediction model


By: Bharat Sutariya, MD, vice president, Cerner and Rishi Sikka, MD, vice president, Advocate Health Care

Curbing the frequency of (and costs associated with) a patient’s readmission to a hospital within 30 days of discharge is an essential step in enhancing the quality of care provided in any health care system. Hospitals are increasingly being held accountable for care delivered through new payment models, with incentives for improving discharge planning and transitions of care to mitigate preventable readmissions.... Read full story


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July 11, 2013

The Cerner Population Health Summit: Celebrating leadership in population health management


By: Brad Carey, vice president and general manager, Cerner

To further support our clients in their development of effective population health management strategies, and celebrate the successful work that’s been done to date, I’m proud to announce our inaugural Population Health Summit, which kicks off today in Kansas City.... Read full story


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