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by Cerner Corporation
Published on August 17, 2018

Medical Center Health System (MCHS) has selected Cerner to help enhance the delivery of health care services to patients throughout Ector County and the surrounding 17 counties of the Permian Basin.

As part of this strategic alignment, Cerner ITWorks℠ will assume day-to-day management of MCHS’s electronic health record (EHR) IT operations and staff. By enlisting Cerner to handle IT service delivery, MCHS will have the opportunity to optimize resources and drive efficiencies to help improve patient care. This expanded relationship will help the health system manage its Cerner Millennium® health care IT platform, which provides doctors and nurses with a digital record that brings together a person’s health information for an up-to-date view of their well-being.

“This alignment will pair MCHS’s high-quality care with Cerner’s IT expertise to help us keep up with the rapid pace of health care innovation,” said Rick Napper, president and CEO, MCHS. “MCHS has cared for patients in the Permian Basin for over 68 years, and this alignment will help us continue to serve the region for many years to come.”

All IT staff will have the opportunity to work directly for Cerner, with this transition beginning Sept. 10, 2018. As Cerner associates, they will have access to additional resources for training and professional development. A strong on-site IT team with the expertise to help improve services and increase the ability to adopt innovative technology supports the health system’s financial efficiency at a managed cost. MCHS will be positioned to continue its growth and meet the future health care needs of the region.

“The health care industry is rapidly changing and advancing, making a health system’s IT extremely important to its overall success in providing high-quality health care,” said Dick Flanigan, senior vice president of ITWorks, Cerner. “Our alignment emphasizes putting the person at the center to drive innovation. Solely focused on advancing health care IT, MCHS can rest assured its systems are in good hands as it focuses its resources on improving the health of the people it serves.”