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Deep Dive: ONC Draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability

by Josh Mast
January 17, 2018
On Jan. 5, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released two draft documents that promise profound impact on the activities and priorities of Health Information Networks (HINs), provider organizations that participate in them and the vendors that work with both to provide health IT (HIT) services.

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Ep. 54: Rogers Memorial Hospital's Brian Kay on Clinical Quality Improvement

by Cerner Corporation | Brian Kay
January 16, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Brian Kay, director of clinical effectiveness at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a behavioral health care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Rogers offers inpatient, residential, partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for behavioral health conditions.

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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.

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How Hospital Leaders Can Prepare for BPCI Advanced

by Josh Mast
January 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced a new Alternative Payment Model (APM) on Jan. 9, 2018, that not only reaffirms CMS and this administration’s commitment to a continued march toward value-based care (VBC), but also the continuation of bundled payments as a viable APM option.

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Welcoming new Cerner CEO Brent Shafer

by Cerner Corporation
January 10, 2018
The following message from Cerner Co-Founder, Chairman and Interim CEO Cliff Illig was shared with Cerner associates worldwide today.

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Ep. 53: The YMCA's Dr. Daphne Bascom on Community-Integrated Health Programs

by Cerner Corporation | Daphne Bascom
January 9, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Daphne Bascom, senior vice president and medical director at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Leveraging the Patient Portal to Improve Patient Experience

by Donna Hart
January 8, 2018
Donna Hart has been with Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) for over 20 years. She was also integral in launching the MyCookCountyHealth patient portal, designed to advance patient engagement. At HIMSS 2015, Hart earned a Health Information Technology Men & Women Award for her work in leveraging technology to enhance care. CCHHS also achieved HIMSS 7 EMR Adoption Model℠ status.

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Adventist Health and Cerner Expand Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Care for Patients, Communities

by Cerner Corporation
January 4, 2018
Adventist Health announced today an expansion of its partnership with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology.

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Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home Joins the Cerner CommunityWorks Family

by Cerner Corporation
January 4, 2018
Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home (NCGH) has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across its acute, ambulatory and nursing home facilities.

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Using Data to Improve Pediatric Population Health Management

by Dr. Brian Jacobs
January 3, 2018
Dr. Brian Jacobs is a critical care doctor by training. He’s been with Children's National for 12 years as CMIO and over the last six years as CIO. Over the past decade, Children’s National has transitioned into a highly digital environment with a focus on pediatric population health management and preventive care.

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Ep. 52: Institute for the Future's Rachel Maguire on Future-Proofing Health Care

by Cerner Corporation | Rachel Maguire
January 2, 2018
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're featuring Rachel Maguire, research director for the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit think tank that helps organizations plan for the long-term future.

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10 Can’t-Miss Cerner Blogs from 2017

by Cerner Corporation
December 28, 2017
As we head into 2018, revisit these 10 blogs featuring insights from thought leaders and unique industry perspectives.

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8 Health IT Trends to Watch in 2018

by Cerner Corporation
December 27, 2017
The industry is shifting from reactive sick care to proactive health management, from fragmented niche care to a cross-continuum care system and from reward for volume to reward for quality, efficiency and safety.

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Union General Hospital, Inc. Selects Cerner CommunityWorks for Enterprise-Wide Health IT System

by Cerner Corporation
December 27, 2017
Union General Hospital, Inc. has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system across its acute and ambulatory facilities

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Using Social Determinants of Health Data to Improve Patient Outcomes

by John Glaser | Dr. Tanuj Gupta
December 20, 2017
When we talk about social determinants of health (SDOH) and their influence on patients’ health status, we’re including factors like neighborhood, race, income, access to transportation and education level.

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The Cerner Podcast: Episode 51

by Cerner Corporation | Julie Geiger | Elaine Beardsley
December 19, 2017
According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among persons aged 10–24 years in the United States. After experiencing increases in pediatric suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in the emergency department, Seattle Children's Hospital implemented a suicide risk screening tool within their EHR workflow.

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How Health Care Systems Can Prepare for 2018 Regulatory Updates

by Sam Grefrath
December 18, 2017
When was the last time there were people dancing at work? I remember seeing some sweet dance moves in 2014 when Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was going to push the transition from International Classification of Diseases ninth revision (ICD-9) to ICD 10th revision (ICD-10) for the billing of diagnosis and procedures for one more year.

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Northeastern Health System Selects Cerner CommunityWorks

by Cerner Corporation
December 18, 2017
Northeastern Health System (NHS) has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

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End-of-Year Review: Revenue Cycle is the Place to Be

by Jeff Hurst
December 13, 2017
As we approach the holidays, a time for reflection and spending time with family and friends, it’s also necessary to recognize the important work that unites all of us in health care.

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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.

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6 UX Design Principles for Health IT

by Paul Weaver
December 11, 2017
When I tell people that I work within User Experience (UX) at a health IT (HIT) company, I occasionally get a small degree of bewilderment as a reaction. UX is a concept very commonly associated with everything from mobile app design to website interfaces and even the video game industry.

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MedStar's Seth Krevat on Zero Harm Patient Safety Programs: The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 49

by Cerner Corporation | Seth Krevat
December 5, 2017
On this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we hear from Dr. Seth Krevat, assistant vice president for Safety at MedStar Health and a faculty associate at MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.

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Standards-Based APIs Are a Good Starting Point for 21st Century Cures

by Dr. David McCallie
December 4, 2017
At the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Annual Meeting, Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, highlighted the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) in improving interoperability.

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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.

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Sheridan Community Hospital Joins the Cerner CommunityWorks Family

by Cerner Corporation
November 29, 2017
Sheridan Community Hospital (SCH) has selected Cerner to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management system across its acute and ambulatory facilities.

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Kansas State Department's Dr. Susan Mosier on the Future of Medicaid: The Cerner Podcast, Ep. 48

by Cerner Corporation | Dr. Susan Mosier
November 28, 2017
At the state level, there’s a lot of talk around health care reform and what it means for Medicaid, as well as some discussion around how Medicaid ties into population health management and social determinants of health.

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Cures Act Deep Dive: Electronically Accessible Health Information

by John Glaser
November 22, 2017
From Thursday, November 30 through December 1, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. One of the hottest topics will be the upcoming release of the draft of Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will lay the groundwork for nationwide interoperability between networks.

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