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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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Protecting Your Hospital from Cybersecurity Risks

by Russ Branzell
September 17, 2018
Phishing attacks, malware and ransomware are at the top of Becker’s list of cybersecurity threats to health care organizations. Breaches are achieved through a brute force approach, where a bad actor repeatedly tries to guess a user name and password, or through human error, for instance with an email recipient clicking on an attachment.

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How Nurses Can Support a Culture of Patient Safety

by Jenny Horn
September 12, 2018
From nurses to health IT specialists, we all must continue to work together to leverage innovative strategies that promote patient safety inside and outside the four walls of the hospital.

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Ep. 92: TrendHunter's Jeremy Gutsche on Disruption and Change in Health Care

by Jeremy Gutsche
September 11, 2018
Jeremy Gutsche, keynote speaker at Cerner's 2018 Revenue Management Symposium and founder of TrendHunter.com, shares actionable ideas on how to adapt to change faster, and how it can set the stage for innovation and business transformation in any industry, and health care in particular.

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Cerner President Zane Burke to Step Down

by Cerner Corporation
September 10, 2018
Cerner today announced that Zane Burke will step down as President of the company Nov. 2.

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Da Vinci Project to Advance Value-based Care through the Use of HL7 Data-Sharing Resources

by Cerner Corporation
September 5, 2018
Over 20 health care companies have formed the Da Vinci Project, a private-sector initiative that is leveraging HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) to improve data sharing in value-based care (VBC) arrangements via two initial test cases.

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4 Stories on Reducing Readmissions and Decreasing Average Length of Stay

by Cerner Corporation
September 5, 2018
Here are four stories on how hospitals and health systems are using software and technology to identify at-risk patients early and to proactively care for those patients in an effort to reduce ALOS and decrease readmission rates.

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Ep. 91 UMKC Bloch School of Management’s Brian Klaas on Trends in Workforce Development

by Brian Klaas
September 4, 2018
Across the country, hospitals and health systems are reshaping how patients receive care. This means the health care workforce is also evolving to meet these new challenges.

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Ep. 90: Shawnee Mission Health's Andrea Hall & Christina Hiatt on the Power of Hybrid Clinics

by Andrea Hall | Christina Hiatt
August 28, 2018
Today, consumers are taking control of their own health and data, big brands are partnering and health systems are reacting to meet the needs of the patient. In some cases, the needs of the patient are addressed in the form of a hybrid clinic.

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The Power of Partnership for Rural Hospitals

by Adam Willmann, FACHE
August 27, 2018
Rural health care facilities and providers are facing increasing pressures from financial stresses, limited staffing, resources and decreasing patient populations. Here's how creating successful partnerships can empower rural hospitals.

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Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute Collaborate on Cardiac Risk App

by Cerner Corporation
August 23, 2018
Cerner collaborated with Duke Clinical Research Institute to develop an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app.

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How Wearable Devices are Improving Clinical Outcomes: Q&A with Fitbit’s Amy McDonough

by Amy McDonough
August 22, 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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Ep. 89: Geisinger Health's Elizabeth Clements on Managing Machine Learning

by Elizabeth Clements
August 21, 2018
Elizabeth Clements, a business architect at Geisinger Health, discusses how machine learning and other advanced analytics tools are making a difference in hospitals, labs and clinics.

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Fixing the EHR Usability Problem

by John Glaser
August 20, 2018
Physicians are spending twice as much time with their EHRs as they do with patients. In this article, John Glaser details how we can advance EHR usability.

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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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The Rural Health Care Challenge

by Dave Dellasega
August 15, 2018
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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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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San Juan Regional Medical Center and Cerner Form Strategic Alignment to Enhance Service Delivery

by Cerner Corporation
August 7, 2018
San Juan Regional Medical Center and Cerner have formed a strategic alignment dedicated to transforming health information in the region, enhancing clinical processes and health care delivery capabilities, and positioning the organization for future growth and advancement.

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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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