Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
Skip to footer

by Cerner Corporation | Kathleen Sheehan
Published on August 1, 2017

In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the evolution of Health Care IT and interoperability on today's program. The implementation of electronic health records became mainstream as the result of Meaningful Use standards. While most hospitals have EHRs today, not all are connecting with one another.

Kathleen Sheehan is program director for meaningful use in the acute care division at Universal Health Services. UHS is one of the largest hospital management companies in the nation with more than 240 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

In this episode, Kathleen shares how organizations can overcome barriers to connect disparate systems across the continuum of care.

Kathleen answers the following questions:

  • What is your perspective of the current state of interoperability in our industry?
  • While interoperability has become a common initiative among providers, what is next for interoperability in our industry?
  • UHS' facilities cover a vast geographic territory, spanning from coast to coast. Why is interoperability so essential to your organization and what obstacles have you had to overcome?
  • What do you propose for more inclusive and less restrictive ways to improve the exchange of health care information across the care continuum?
  • What is your advice for other organizations?

Listen to the full podcast below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!

How Technology is Shaping Patient Education

by Nicole Latimer
January 15, 2018
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. Nicole Latimer joined StayWell in 2016 as president and became CEO in 2017.

Read full post

SMART Health IT's Josh Mandel on Using Open Standards to Impact Outcomes: The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 50

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Josh Mandel
December 12, 2017
The Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT platform and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) have utilized open standards to help advance health IT, fostering collaboration and lowering the barrier for innovation.

Read full post

How Mobile Technology Can Impact Care Team Communications

by John Gresham
November 29, 2017
The advent of the smartphone has changed everything – from the way we do business to the way we communicate with one another. Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile phones and apps, easy access to information is now the law of the land: Consumers expect it and businesses require it.

Read full post

Using the EHR to Impact Episodic and Longitudinal Care Plans

by Don Bisbee
November 6, 2017
As health care systems and providers move toward meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), longitudinal care plans provide a means to improve communication and coordination as patients transition across settings. But what do we mean by a “longitudinal” plan, and how does that interact with the episodic care plan?

Read full post