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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!

Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 98: Thursday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 11, 2018
In this special edition episode of The Cerner Podcast, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We’ll be covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.” In Thursday's episode, we hear from Michelle Rathman, rural health strategist and influencer. Since founding Impact! Communications in 1989, Michelle’s work has made her an invaluable voice among rural health advocates. We also welcome Emil Peters, president of Cerner Global. Emil shared how he's watched CHC evolve in his decade-spanning career with Cerner and talks about how the health care industry is changing – and how health care providers and IT organizations must change with it.

Smarter Care, ACO Strategies and Leveraging the Power of Digital Health | #CHC18 Day 5

by Cerner Corporation
October 11, 2018
The last full day of #CHC18 wrapped Wednesday evening with the annual Cerner Bash at Kansas City's Power & Light district. On Thursday, we had a half-day of education sessions covering topics from restructuring accountable care organization (ACO) strategies to transforming health care through digital innovation. Here are today's highlights.

Special Edition of The Cerner Podcast | Ep. 97: Wednesday at #CHC18

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”

World Mental Health Day, Interoperability Advances, Rural Health Care Opportunities and More | #CHC18 Day 4

by Cerner Corporation
October 10, 2018
World Mental Health Day coincided with day four of #CHC18, giving us all a chance to reflect on how we can enhance mental health education, awareness and advocacy against stigma. Wednesday also kicked off with the final keynote that delved into the topics of the opioid crisis and the intersection of artificial intelligence and genome intelligence. With an array of power sessions, special interest group meetings and panels throughout the day, conference attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn, network and contribute to the push toward smarter care.