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Geography shouldn’t be a factor in the quality of a person’s health care — when rural hospitals can stay open, these communities not only survive, they and the rest of the country benefit.

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Medical Center Health System and Cerner Form Strategic Alignment to Improve Care Delivery

by Cerner Corporation
August 17, 2018
Medical Center Health System has selected Cerner to help enhance the delivery of health care services to patients throughout Ector County and the surrounding 17 counties of the Permian Basin.

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Ep. 88: Fitbit’s Amy McDonough on Leveraging Wearable Devices to Improve Clinical Outcomes

by Amy McDonough
August 14, 2018
Wearable health and fitness technology has exploded in popularity with consumers – and now, the health care industry is beginning to see an opportunity to integrate the devices into the continuum of care.

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Building a Successful Leadership Structure in a Health Care Organization

by John Glaser
August 8, 2018
How can we construct our IT management “family” to avoid an accountability challenge that gets more acute with every new technological development, the extension of the health systems across multiple venues and new lines of service, and zero-sum scenarios like those above? And which executives should take on that parental role and be genuine “chiefs,” with a place in the C-suite and a voice in governance?

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Ep. 87: Salesforce's Dr. Josh Newman on the Benefits of CRM in Health Care

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Josh Newman
August 7, 2018
CRM began as simple contact management and sales force automation – an application for sales people to follow their contacts and manage their sales process. But as the business of selling shifted to creating happy, successful customers, companies needed more than just a sales tool. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we explore the intersection of health care and CRM.

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Digitization in Health Care and the Journey to Become Data-Driven

by Nate Kelly, FACHE
August 6, 2018
The complexities of health care data, government incentives and technology advancements have given rise to a relatively new sector of the health care IT industry: analytics and intelligence. Hundreds (if not thousands) of companies are vying to help health care organizations become data-driven through artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital transformation.

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Cerner Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

by Cerner Corporation
August 2, 2018
Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced results for the 2018 second quarter that ended June 30, 2018.

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5 Stories on the Importance of Health IT in Rural Communities

by Cerner Corporation
August 1, 2018
We can combat these challenges through health IT solutions made specifically for small community and rural health care organizations. Here are five blogs and podcasts on the importance of prioritizing technology that empowers these health care providers.

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Ep. 86: Atrium Health's Becky Fox on Optimizing the Nursing Workflow

by Becky Fox
July 31, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Becky Fox, chief nursing information officer and assistant vice president at Atrium Health. She discusses how her organization leveraged data and analytics during the optimization process and what training for nursing and clinical staff looked like.

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How the Internet of Things Can Boost Care Team Efficiencies

by John Gresham
July 30, 2018
It's up to health care leadership and IT system providers to understand where connectivity fits in the future of their organizations and how it can accelerate more innovative care delivery.

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Ep. 85: The Downtown Project's John Curran on Urban Planning, Public Health and Technology

by John Curran
July 24, 2018
As consumerism rises in the health care industry and urban planning adapts to the evolution of technology, there's a lot at stake for public health initiatives.

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4 Steps Leaders Should Take for Successful Organizational Change Management

by Brenna Quinn
July 23, 2018
Organizational transformation can create anxiety and uncertainty. Leadership can follow these four steps for a smooth transition processes.

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Ep. 84: Centrus Health's Chris Wilson on the Intersection of Population Health and Value-Based Care

by Chris Wilson
July 17, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Chris Wilson, executive director at Centrus Health. He discusses the intersection between population health management, value-based care and incentives for health care providers and patients alike.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Where to Begin

by Dr. Michael Fadden
July 16, 2018
Introducing a few “can do now” projects that mitigate the inadvertent complicity of health care providers in the opioid epidemic, connect patients earlier to treatment and strive to prevent fatal overdoses.

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8 Stories on the Importance of Population Health

by Cerner Corporation
July 11, 2018
Population health platforms can empower individuals to make better decisions and form habits that advance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe. In honor of World Population Day, here are eight stories on how population health management platforms have the ability to improve outcomes for entire communities.

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Honoring Neal

by Cliff Illig
July 9, 2018
Cliff Illig reflects on Cerner co-founder Neal Patterson's legacy.

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A Leap Forward for Value-Based Care

by Dr. Debbie Zimmerman
July 9, 2018
Lumeris and Cerner announce a 10-year, strategic operating relationship to create Maestro Advantage™, a collaboration which leverages the significant investments health systems have made in digitizing their clinical and process data.

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Cerner and Lumeris Launch Offering to Reduce Complexities for Health Systems Delivering Value-Based Care

by Cerner Corporation
July 9, 2018
Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Lumeris, an award-winning health plan and value-based care managed services operator, today announced a 10-year relationship aimed at eliminating inefficiencies in the current health care system.

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Ep. 82: Dignity Health's Sean Turner on Leveraging HIEs for Disaster Preparedness

by Sean Turner
July 3, 2018
HIEs empower the appropriate, timely sharing of vital patient information between organizations, which can better inform decision making at the point of care. There’s even more potential for HIEs to impact outcomes when it comes to disaster preparedness, as they have the potential to provide timely access to clinical information in response to a disaster.

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What Payment Reform Means for the Future of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

by Steve Herron
July 2, 2018
As the patient record becomes a commodity, it’s the analytics, the data warehouses and the connections that are going to define the winners in the future. Only a few HIT providers in today’s landscape are well-positioned to deliver this functionality to the providers who desperately need it.

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Unpacking the U.S. Federal Government’s Role in Advancing Health IT Interoperability Policies

by Meg Marshall
June 28, 2018
There are many options to consider as health IT policy levers can be any form of incentive, penalty or mandate used to effectuate change in support of health IT adoption, use or interoperability.

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The Impact of Shared Decision Making: Q&A with HealthDecision’s Dr. Jon Keevil

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Jon Keevil
June 27, 2018
Today, arriving at a health care decision is more often highlighted to be a collaborative process between a clinician and patient – a process known as shared decision making (SDM).

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Cerner Becomes an Enterprise Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

by Cerner Corporation
June 26, 2018
Cerner joined the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), providing membership benefits to 1,231 of its associates, with more expected to join in the coming months.

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Ep. 81: University of Missouri Health's Bryan Bliven on Improving Quality Performance in Health Care

by Bryan Bliven
June 26, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Bryan Bliven, chief information officer at University of Missouri Health, discusses the role associates with IT expertise can play across the health care spectrum, the impact they can have if positioned properly and how a quality improvement tracker can tie results into operations and employee reviews.

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5 Stories on Mental Health Every Health Care Provider Should Read

by Cerner Corporation
June 20, 2018
Today, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. We need to do our part as support organizations and health care providers to highlight stories about behavioral health, educate the public, chip away at the stigma and help those who are in need.

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Ep. 80: Memorial Hermann's Angie Massey & Paul Lampi on the Quadruple Aim

by Angie Massey | Paul Lampi
June 19, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we learn about Memorial Hermann Health System's work toward the Quadruple Aim: How they have built a population health strategy that aims to improve physician and patient experience while reducing costs.

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4 Elements of Successful Health Information Technology Integration

by Dr. Steven Arendt
June 13, 2018
These four factors are critical to the success and value of an organization’s health IT solutions: unwavering executive support, engaged clinical leadership, transparent communication and a responsive governance structure.

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Ep. 79: Children's Mercy's Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice on Pediatric Medicine & Health Care Consumerism

by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice
June 12, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, the chief medical information officer and associate executive medical director at Children's Mercy. Dr. Fitzmaurice discusses how pediatric medicine is evolving in the face of health care consumerism.

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4 Must-Read Stories and Blogs on Corporate Health and Well-being

by Cerner Corporation
June 11, 2018
Here are four blogs and stories that consider how employer-based population health management platforms can lead to a healthy, happy and productive workforce.

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