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by Jim Dumond   |   October 15, 2018

Intelligence, automation, machine learning and big data are buzzwords we hear all the time now in health care. That’s because these concepts will have a powerful impact in how care is delivered over the next few years. In patient accounts management, they will automate traditionally manual work that will free up time for staff to focus on more complex issues or opportunities that will impact the bottom line.

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Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 98: Thursday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 11, 2018
In this special edition episode of The Cerner Podcast, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We’ll be covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.” In Thursday's episode, we hear from Michelle Rathman, rural health strategist and influencer. Since founding Impact! Communications in 1989, Michelle’s work has made her an invaluable voice among rural health advocates. We also welcome Emil Peters, president of Cerner Global. Emil shared how he's watched CHC evolve in his decade-spanning career with Cerner and talks about how the health care industry is changing – and how health care providers and IT organizations must change with it.

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Smarter Care, ACO Strategies and Leveraging the Power of Digital Health | #CHC18 Day 5

by Cerner Corporation
October 11, 2018
The last full day of #CHC18 wrapped Wednesday evening with the annual Cerner Bash at Kansas City's Power & Light district. On Thursday, we had a half-day of education sessions covering topics from restructuring accountable care organization (ACO) strategies to transforming health care through digital innovation. Here are today's highlights.

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Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 97: Wednesday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”

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World Mental Health Day, Interoperability Advances, Rural Health Care Opportunities and More | #CHC18 Day 4

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
World Mental Health Day coincided with day four of #CHC18, giving us all a chance to reflect on how we can enhance mental health education, awareness and advocacy against stigma. Wednesday also kicked off with the final keynote that delved into the topics of the opioid crisis and the intersection of artificial intelligence and genome intelligence. With an array of power sessions, special interest group meetings and panels throughout the day, conference attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn, network and contribute to the push toward smarter care.

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Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 96: Tuesday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”

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CEO Brent Shafer Announces Opioid Toolkit for Cerner Clients | #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 9, 2018
Today in CEO Brent Shafer's 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC) keynote, he had a special announcement: In the coming weeks, Cerner will introduce a new suite of advancements intended to help our clients win the battle against the opioid epidemic. The Opioid Toolkit, which includes a number of resources, will be available to all Cerner clients.

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Opioid Toolkit Announcement, Solutions Gallery Opening, Customer Relationship Management and More | #CHC18 Day 3

by Cerner Corporation
October 9, 2018
On Tuesday, Cerner CEO Brent Shafer used his keynote speech to announce our latest effort in combating the opioid crisis, the Solutions Gallery opened its doors to clients, partners and associates; and a full slate of sessions covered the most current issues in health care.

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Erik Weihenmayer, Cerner’s John Peterzalek, Revenue Management Symposium and More | #CHC18 Day 2

by Cerner Corporation
October 8, 2018
On Monday, we had a full day of sessions at the Revenue Management Symposium (RMS) and celebrated the official kick-off of the Cerner Health Conference (CHC) with a keynote address from adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer and Cerner’s Chief Client Officer John Peterzalek.

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Cerner Physician Community Meeting | #CHC18 Day 1

by Cerner Corporation
October 7, 2018
The 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC) kicked off with the Cerner Physician Community (CPC) meeting. Cerner's Chief Client Officer John Peterzalek discussed the idea of continuous advancement, the promise of AI in health care and what "smarter care" means to him.

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Harnessing the Value of Data with a Governance Strategy: Q&A with Memorial Hermann’s Paul Lampi

by Paul Lampi
October 5, 2018
Health care organizations can create an information-rich culture by developing robust data governance strategies that protect the quality and longevity of data assets throughout the enterprise.

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5 Ways to Get the Scoop on CommonWell, Carequality and TEFCA During #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 4, 2018
At Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2018, sessions with CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, and expert updates on The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) will showcase what true interoperability looks like.

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Technology Innovators, Experienced Systems Integrators Join Cerner in Mission to Modernize Veterans' Electronic Health Records

by Cerner Corporation
October 3, 2018
Cerner announced it has established a team of industry leaders and innovators with extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health care record (EHR) and provide seamless care to our nation’s Veterans.

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Introducing Cerner’s #CHC18 Social Media Influencers

by Cerner Corporation
October 3, 2018
Meet the #CHC18 Social Media Influencers, learn what “Smarter Care” means to them and follow them to stay up-to-date on the conference throughout next week.

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Ep. 95: Cerner's John Peterzalek and Melissa Hendricks on What’s To Come at CHC18

by John Peterzalek | Melissa Hendricks
October 2, 2018
John Peterzalek and Melissa Hendricks preview the upcoming Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2018, where the latest innovations in health care and information technology will take center stage.

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Cleveland Area Hospital Selects Cerner for Improved Rural Patient Care

by Cerner Corporation
October 1, 2018
Cleveland Area Hospital has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle solutions.

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How to Be a Modern-Day Pioneer: Q&A with Erik Weihenmayer

by Erik Weihenmayer
October 1, 2018
Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer, speaker, author and co-founder of No Barriers USA, discusses his “No Barriers” philosophy and what health care leaders can learn from him.

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9 Twitter Accounts to Follow During #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
September 28, 2018
To stay up to date on the latest discussions at the 2018 Cerner Health Conference, we have compiled a list of the nine must-follow Twitter accounts. From industry organizations to leading voices in health IT, the accounts on this list will offer a deeper look into #CHC18.

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Cerner Health Conference Brings Health Care and Business Leaders from Across the Globe to Kansas City Oct. 8-11

by Cerner Corporation
September 27, 2018
Cerner will bring together nearly 14,000 health care industry leaders, practitioners and Cerner associates from across the globe for its annual Cerner Health Conference (CHC), Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Community Announces Formation of Healthcare IoT Center of Excellence (HIoTCoE) as Part of Its Domain Expertise Program

by Cerner Corporation
September 26, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) Community®, the world’s largest community of corporate executives, IoT professionals and practitioners, today announced the formation of its health care-focused IoT Center of Excellence (CoE), which will be led by Chris Sullivan, global health care practice lead, Zebra Technologies.

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Pershing Health System Selects Cerner for Improved Rural Patient Care

by Cerner Corporation
September 26, 2018
Pershing Health System has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle solutions.

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Leveraging Technology to Create a Complete Portrait of Risk in the Community

by Georgia Brown
September 26, 2018
Work is needed to improve the quality of life and the high cost of care during the later years of life. With technology, we will manage chronically ill patients where they are, providing more improved engagement, higher quality of life, better outcomes and lower cost for our patient population.

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Ep. 94: NRHA’s Alan Morgan on Overcoming Rural Health Care Challenges

by Alan Morgan
September 25, 2018
NRHA CEO Alan Morgan discusses the challenges that rural health care providers face and how they can position themselves to overcome some of these obstacles in the future.

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Transforming Health Care Through Change Management: A Q&A with Jeremy Gutsche

by Jeremy Gutsche
September 24, 2018
Discover how businesses can adapt to change and how change can be a catalyst for innovation and business transformation in any industry.

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Leveraging Drug Price Transparency to Improve Patient Outcomes

by Kashif Rathore | Margaux Currie
September 21, 2018
Hospitals and health care systems can empower patients by adapting to the industry’s needs and consumer expectations of prescription price transparency.

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Reeves County Hospital District Selects Cerner for Improved Rural Patient Care

by Cerner Corporation
September 20, 2018
Reeves County Hospital District has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle solutions.

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Beating the Status Quo: How Hospitals Can Streamline Operations and Optimize Patient Care

by Amanda Hedgpeth
September 20, 2018
In this blog, we explore tactics for helping physicians properly document care. This work can help improve a health care organization’s revenue.

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Carevive and Cerner Integrated Cancer Care Management Solution Launches at First Hospital Site

by Cerner Corporation
September 19, 2018
Carevive and Cerner announced the first deployment of their integrated cancer care management software.

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How to Fall in Love with Your Hospital’s EHR

by Rick LeMoine
September 19, 2018
Many clinicians blame the EHR for everything that is wrong in the world of medicine today. In reality, EHR systems have brought major advances to clinical practice.

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Spectrum Health and Human Services Selects Cerner to Support Improved Behavioral Health Care

by Cerner Corporation
September 19, 2018
Spectrum Health & Human Services has selected Cerner to implement an electronic health record and revenue cycle solutions.

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Ep. 93: Surescript's Margaux Currie and Cerner's Kashif Rathore on Price Transparency

by Margaux Currie | Kashif Rathore
September 18, 2018
Discover how hospitals and health care systems can adapt to the industry’s needs and consumer expectations pertaining to prescription price transparency.

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