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Between Fee-for-Service and Value-Based Care: How Information Technology Can Help

by John Glaser | Bharat Sutariya
April 9, 2018
It's clear that we're headed to a value-based world, but equally clear that it's going to take a while. Providers who will be straddling two business models for an extended period must make sure their information technology (IT) investments can fully support both, even when the models have needs that are different.

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Kern Medical Selects Cerner Health IT System and Population Health Platform

by Cerner Corporation
April 5, 2018
Kern Medical, a 222-bed acute care teaching center in Bakersfield, California, has selected Cerner to implement the Cerner Millennium integrated electronic health record (EHR) and Cerner HealtheIntent big data and insights platform for population health management to support improved health outcomes through an integrated platform and actionable health data.

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Opening Access to the Health Data Highway Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat

by Zane Burke
April 4, 2018
With the ever-evolving growth in technology, consumer expectations for this ownership are increasing. The industry must answer by supporting an open ecosystem that helps developers tap into the digitized record.

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Ep. 69: xG's Dr. Earl Steinberg on How Analytics Algorithms can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 3, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Steinberg discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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IRCCO Selects Cerner HealtheIntent to Help Manage Medicare Claims for ACO

by Cerner Corporation
April 2, 2018
Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) has selected Cerner to implement Cerner HealtheIntent, its big data and insights platform for population health management, across its accountable care organization (ACO) to coordinate care for Medicare patients throughout the state of Illinois.

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Patient Access in the World of Value-Based Care

by Tom Hutsel
April 2, 2018
In celebration of Patient Access Week (April 1-7, 2018), here are some considerations for preparing your own patient access strategy for the world of value-based care.

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More Than 20 Cerner Executives Earn Board Certification in Health Care Management

by Cerner Corporation
March 30, 2018
Cerner announced that 21 of its associates recently earned the distinction of board certification in health care management as Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE®).

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9 Can’t-Miss Blogs for National Doctors’ Day

by Cerner Corporation
March 28, 2018
In honor of Doctors’ Day, we have compiled nine blog posts that deliver a physician perspective on current health IT issues.

9 Can’t-Miss Blogs for National Doctors’ Day

Making Interoperability a Utility

by Kashif Rathore
March 26, 2018
When systems intelligently deliver data to workflows without user action and when external data is automatically reconciled into a comprehensive view at the point of care – this will be proof that interoperability has become a true utility.

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Getting Physicians Involved in the Business of Care and Revenue Management

by Dr. Tinu Tadese
March 21, 2018
The health care landscape is shifting rapidly, and a fundamental redesign of the approach to the business of care and revenue cycle management is critical to financial solvency of health care organizations.

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Ep. 67: Beth Israel Deaconess' Dr. John Halamka on the Evolving Role of the CIO

by Dr. John Halamka
March 20, 2018
As health IT has evolved, so has the role of the CIO. Today, a health care organization’s chief information officer must be prepared to meet changing organizational, clinical and population health-related demands with increasingly capable and innovative technology.

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Intelligence: Insights from Cerner’s Perspectives

by Melissa Hendricks
March 19, 2018
In today's rapidly changing health care landscape, it's important to be up-to-date on technological advances, current legislation and fundamental shifts in care delivery.

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The Importance of Device Connectivity in 2018 and Beyond

by Don Bisbee
March 14, 2018
In this post, Don Bisbee discusses the importance of interoperability with device connectivity, improving consumer experience and the future of device connectivity.

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7 Must-Read Stories on Patient Safety

by Cerner Corporation
March 13, 2018
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we have compiled seven stories, blogs and podcasts that speak to the important role health IT can play in impacting patient safety.

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9 Women Leaders in Health IT You Should Know

by Cerner Corporation
March 12, 2018
As we celebrate Women's History Month, we would like to applaud the efforts of some leading female voices in the health IT (HIT) industry at Cerner and beyond. From C-suite executives to industry thought leaders, these nine women are working to continuously advanced the conversation around health care and technology.

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Ep. 65: Journalist Dan Munro on #HIMSS18 and the State of Health Care

by Cerner Corporation | Dan Munro
March 9, 2018
In the final installment of our HIMSS18 series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor. This special edition episode of The Cerner Podcast features Dan Munro, a journalist covering health care technology innovation and policy.

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Ep. 64: The Cerner Podcast on the Road - HIMSS18 Day 3

by Cerner Corporation | Emil Peters | Max Stroud
March 8, 2018
That's a wrap on the final full day of #HIMSS18! In the third installment of our HIMSS18 series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.

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Ep. 63: The Cerner Podcast on the Road - HIMSS18 Day 2

by Cerner Corporation | Melissa Hendricks
March 7, 2018
We had an action-packed second day of #HIMSS18. In the second installment of this three-part series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.

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National Coordination Center to Support VA EMR with Resources from Top US Health Care Organizations

by Cerner Corporation
March 6, 2018
The founding members of the National Coordination Center's Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Steering Committee today announced their commitment to help support the VA’s 10-year implementation of a Cerner Millennium®-based EMR system.

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Centrus Health and Cerner Collaborate to Deliver Value-Based Population Health Care in Kansas City

by Cerner Corporation
March 6, 2018
Centrus Health, a Kansas City-based clinically integrated network, and Cerner have come together with a shared vision to improve health care delivery while reducing costs across the Kansas City community.

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Ep. 62: The Cerner Podcast on the Road - HIMSS18 Day 1

by Cerner Corporation | Zane Burke | Colin Hung
March 6, 2018
The first full day of #HIMSS18 featured meaningful discussions around the advancement of health care and technology from leaders throughout the industry. In the first installment of this three-part series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.

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Cerner Announces New Collaboration with Salesforce to Extend Care Beyond the Exam Room

by Cerner Corporation
March 5, 2018
Cerner today announced a new collaboration with Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM). Cerner is extending its population health, clinical and administration portfolio with an integrated solution that combines Salesforce Health Cloud and Marketing Cloud with Cerner’s HealtheIntentSM, its big data platform. Combined with Cerner’s data, analytic and application platform, electronic health record (EHR) and intelligent solutions, the addition of Health Cloud and Marketing Cloud will support enhanced consumer and provider engagement.

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3 Cant Miss Stories on HIMSS Davies Award Winners

by Cerner Corporation
March 5, 2018
The HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence (HIMSS Davies) recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations that have used health information technology (HIT) to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. The award honors Dr. Nicholas E. Davies, an accomplished physician who believed computer-based patient records were necessary to improve patient care. Here, we look at three award winners that have used HIT to drive value in a clinical setting.

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HIMSS Analytics Honors Two UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention Hospitals with Stage 6 Recognition

by Cerner Corporation
March 5, 2018
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that Al Dhaid Hospital and Al Baraha Hospital have achieved Stage 6 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 award was presented to the hospitals during the EMRAM Awards Ceremony that was held at the annual HIMSS UAE eHealth Week in Dubai.

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HIMSS Analytics Honors Pagosa Springs Medical Center with Stage 7 Recognition

by Cerner Corporation
March 2, 2018
Pagosa Springs Medical Center (PSMC) is proud to announce it has achieved Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM) from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics. As a critical access hospital with 11 inpatient beds, seven emergency department beds, ancillary services and an outpatient rural health clinic, PSMC is the smallest independent hospital to achieve Stage 7 recognition, something only 6.5 percent of U.S hospitals have achieved.

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Leveraging Consumer Engagement to Improve Health Outcomes for All

by Zane Burke
March 2, 2018
It all starts by creating smarter care within.

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University of Missouri Health Care Selects Cerner for Revenue Cycle Management

by Cerner Corporation
March 1, 2018
University of Missouri Health Care has selected Cerner to help manage revenue cycle performance across its five hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty care clinics.

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12 Twitter Accounts to Follow During HIMSS18

by Cerner Corporation
March 1, 2018
We are just days away from HIMSS18. To stay up to date on the latest discussions in health IT (HIT), we have compiled a list of the 12 Twitter accounts you should be following. From industry organizations to veterans in health care, the accounts on this list will offer a deeper look into the action.

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