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Crisp Regional Health Selects Cerner Integrated EHR to Support Improved Patient Care

by Cerner Corporation
May 16, 2018
Crisp Regional Health, Inc. has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management solutions.

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Cerner and Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Create Standardized Integration

by Cerner Corporation
May 15, 2018
Cerner announced a collaborative agreement with Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) to advance technology in the rehabilitation market, beginning with the development of a centralized and standardized integration between their solutions designed to improve workflows for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

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Ep. 75: HealthDecision's Dr. Jon Keevil on the Impact of Shared Decision Making

by Dr. Jon Keevil
May 15, 2018
Today, arriving at a health care decision is a collaborative process between a clinician and patient, known as Shared Decision Making (SDM). HealthDecision develops a medical software platform of tools that support this collaborative process. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Jon Keevil, founder and CEO at HealthDecision.

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5 Ways to Leverage a Clinical Decision Support System Today

by Ryan Owings
May 14, 2018
By leveraging a wide set of tools in the electronic health record (EHR) – like analytics, machine learning, predictive models and rules engines – alongside evidence-based content, organizations can improve their clinical decision support capabilities.

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Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Selects Cerner to Implement EHR

by Cerner Corporation
May 9, 2018
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated EHR and revenue cycle management solutions across its six state-run inpatient psychiatric facilities.

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How Health IT Empowers Nurses to Deliver Advanced Care

by Eva Karp | Amy Peters
May 9, 2018
As the CNO at Truman Medical Center, Amy Peters has driven several technology advances in her health system and has been a strong advocate for nursing and innovation in care delivery. In this post, she details how health IT empowers nurses to deliver advanced care, with applied examples from TMC.

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Ep. 74: Cerner's Amye Gilio on the Growth of Nursing Informatics

by Amye Gilio
May 8, 2018
Historically, nursing informatics was the liaison between the clinical and technical side. Today, nursing informatics today is one of the industry's most powerful specialties.

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Mayo Regional Hospital Selects Cerner CommunityWorks

by Cerner Corporation
May 8, 2018
Mayo Regional Hospital has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle solutions across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

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Defining the Essential Clinical Dataset is a Game-Changer for Nurses

by Darinda Sutton
May 7, 2018
Regardless of what EHR an organization is using, documentation optimization is an issue that all health systems across the country are struggling with. Here’s where the essential clinical dataset (ECD) comes in.

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Capital Region Medical Center Selects Cerner Enterprisewide Health IT System

by Cerner Corporation
May 7, 2018
Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management solutions.

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Cerner Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

by Cerner Corporation
May 2, 2018
Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) today announced results for the 2018 first quarter that ended March 31, 2018.

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Mental Health – It’s OK to Talk About It

by Cerner Corporation | Randy Callstrom
May 2, 2018
Community mental health centers can not only help combat the stigma around mental illness, but also help improve patient outcomes for those who need care most.

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Ep. 73: CAMH’s Dr. Damian Jankowicz on Transforming into a Data-Driven Organization

by Dr. Damian Jankowicz
May 1, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Damian Jankowicz of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Jankowicz discusses how CAMH has transformed itself into a data-driven organization through implementation of its clinical information system (CIS) as well as an enterprise data strategy.

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Ep. 72: Dignity Health's Dr. Erine Erickson on Strategies for Successful EHR Implementation

by Dr. Erine Erickson
April 25, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Erine Erickson, regional chief medical information officer at Dignity Health. She discusses strategies for successful EHR implementation and optimization.

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Five Considerations for Implementing a Care Management Strategy

by Linda Stutz
April 25, 2018
The industry is at the beginning of transforming the way the care management system operates. Here are five key considerations.

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Helping MHS GENESIS Evolve to Make Service Member Care Safer and More Efficient

by Travis Dalton
April 23, 2018
An update about Cerner's progress with the deployment of U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS.

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The Menninger Clinic Selects Cerner Millennium Electronic Health Record

by Cerner Corporation
April 19, 2018
The Menninger Clinic, a national leader in behavioral health care, has selected Cerner to implement the Cerner Millennium electronic health record.

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Consumerism and Disruption Lead the Health IT Revolution

by Ryan Hamilton
April 18, 2018
Technology enablers like telehealth, cloud, block chain and Internet of Things (IoT) juxtaposed with the need for clinicians to improve health outcomes and drive personal accountability in health care creates an industry ripe for consumer transformation.

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Ep. 71: Health Quest's Robert Diamond on the Rise of Consumerism in Health Care

by Robert Diamond
April 17, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Diamond, senior vice president and CIO at Health Quest. He discusses the shift toward consumerism in health care and how Health Quest has adapted.

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How Analytics Algorithms Can Improve Patient Outcomes

by Dr. Earl Steinberg
April 16, 2018
Dr. Earl Steinberg, the CEO at xG Health Solutions, discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.

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Cerner and Aanac AANAC Award Nursing Assistant Of The Year Scholarship

by Cerner Corporation
April 13, 2018
Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, announced the 2018 Cerner Nursing Assistant of the Year Scholarship recipient, Caitlin Atkinson, of the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias.

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Munising Memorial Hospital Selects Cerner CommunityWorks

by Cerner Corporation
April 12, 2018
Munising Memorial Hospital has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) across its hospital and clinic.

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Serious Illness Strategies and the End-of-Life Experience

by Hannah Luetke-Stahlman
April 11, 2018
While medical advances have allowed many older adults to live longer, healthier lives, many are also living with multiple chronic and serious illnesses. This problem will require large-scale adoption of high-value, low-revenue innovations with dedicated expertise, persistence and ingenuity.

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Ep. 70: Chinese Hospital's Keith Minard on the Impact of Health IT in Community Hospitals

by Keith Minard
April 10, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Keith Minard, the chief information officer at Chinese Hospital Association and Chinese Community Health Plan. He discusses the impact that health IT can have on small community hospitals.

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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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