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by Cerner Corporation
Published on May 9, 2018

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management solutions across its six state-run inpatient psychiatric facilities. This agreement will provide FSSA with a sophisticated health care IT platform that will support doctors, nurses and staff as they work to streamline operations, improve patient care and modernize their mental health facilities across Indiana.

“As we evolve as an integrated hospital system, our mission is to compassionately and efficiently treat Indiana citizens with challenging neuropsychiatric illnesses,” said Kevin Moore, director, Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. “Deploying Cerner’s integrated health care solution will help us connect and optimize Indiana’s network of state psychiatric hospitals, along with interfaces to other providers along Indiana’s mental health continuum.”

FSSA will transition to Cerner Millennium®, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s care journey with consistent patient engagement. FSSA clinicians will be supported by a single digital record of their patients’ health history, including clinical and financial data. Doctors and nurses will have a more complete, near real-time view of an individual’s well-being. FSSA’s facilities will be unified under one integrated system, supporting the sharing of patient health data between facilities. Additionally, patients’ families will be able to more efficiently engage in the care by messaging hospital staff and accessing health history through the new online patient portal.

With Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ solutions, FSSA clinicians will be able to view clinical and financial data in one patient record. In addition, FSSA will benefit from enhanced documentation that can improve reimbursement and limit claims errors.

“Cerner’s integrated platform supports FSSA’s commitment to connect all of the state-run psychiatric facilities across Indiana with one integrated system,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “With the right tools and solutions, FSSA will be more prepared to meet the unique needs of their facilities in the constantly changing health care landscape and provide high-quality services and support to their patients and communities.”

Cerner Millennium will also support the NeuroDiagnostic Institute, FSSA’s sophisticated facility that is under construction and expected to begin serving patients in 2019. The NeuroDiagnostic Institute is designed to better equip staff to deliver expert neuro-diagnostic evaluations and treatment for patients upon their arrival and move them more efficiently into appropriate treatment settings within the state’s mental health hospital continuum. The NeuroDiagnostic Institute will be connected to the other FSSA facilities through the integrated system, supporting FSSA’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities. FSSA’s new model of care will support interoperability throughout Indiana, as well as the specialized needs and workflows of state-run psychiatric facilities.