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by Brent Shafer
Published on January 31, 2019

It’s an exciting time of growth for Cerner as we work to create a seamless and connected world where everyone thrives. Since joining Cerner nearly a year ago, I’ve sat down with hundreds of clients, associates and partners to better understand the unique role we play in improving health care and how our company continues to globally deliver health care innovation. Several common themes emerged in these conversations which have informed our strategy and investment.

Commitment to Breakthrough Innovation

Few companies can deliver scalable health care innovation like we can. Through our electronic health record systems, we maintain clinical relationships with more health care providers around the world than any other supplier. This massive data collection and overall market position enables a new era of discovery, knowledge and unprecedented levels of collaboration. Our promise is that health care is too important to stay the same.

Focus on the Quadruple Aim

Health care remains extremely complex, with rapidly changing economic, demographic, political and technological dynamics. But it’s clear that Cerner solutions and services, open partnerships across platforms and our unmatched R&D investment of more than $700 million annually remain powerful levers. Cerner continues to be well-positioned to help our clients achieve the industry’s “quadruple aim” of enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of populations, reducing costs and improving the work life of clinicians.

New Model for Growth

Cerner’s track record of scaling globally for nearly four decades and leading the industry has positioned us as a prominent voice in this new digital age of health care. Riding the front of the wave is where we’re most comfortable. As we prepare for the next decade of technological advances, we’ll adapt our organizational model to maintain our agility and nimbleness. The new approach will allow Cerner to exploit our leadership position and identify new, nascent areas.

Accelerating Innovation

The year ahead promises to be an exciting one. Cerner will be relentless in seeking breakthrough innovation that can shape the health care of tomorrow.