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Health System Operations

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Effective patient throughput is key to improving organizational efficiency and providing a positive patient experience.

Cerner is focused on optimizing the patient’s journey through the health system, including resource utilization, from the time they enter the hospital through the discharge and subsequent placement across the continuum.

Patient-centered processes and technology independent of operational silos are key components to helping bottom lines in both the volume and value worlds. By building well-integrated, purpose-built systems aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, we can help organizations increase efficiency and patient throughput in the healthcare environment of today and tomorrow.

Related Offerings

Command Center

Cerner Command Center culminates people, processes, and technology into a single centralized physical space to execute collaborative decision-making and workflows facilitating the improvement of patient throughput.

Capacity Management

Cerner’s Capacity Management solutions provide transparency and alignment of assets (staff, patients and equipment) at the right time and right place to improve patient throughput, efficiency, productivity, and outcomes.


How can Cerner help organizations patient placement process to improve productivity and patient throughput?

Cerner automates bed management processes, the biggest driver of patient throughput in an organization, an enormous cost/opportunity, and one of the largest pain points for patients and organizations. Bed management is dynamic and plays a huge role in management and visibility of demand so Cerner integrates CareAware Patient Flow™ into ED’s Cerner Emergency Medicine revealing inpatient bed assignments.

Cerner is able to leverage workforce intelligence to analyze data from multiple streams (Electronic Health Record, Admit Discharge Transfer data, Human Resources, and others), to objectively project demand for staff based on individual patient condition and also assign the most competent caregiver.

Location awareness for patients, providers, and equipment through real time location services (RTLS) tagging helps to quickly identify location of items and improve management of assets through sensory technology.

Transitions of care within acute care and post-acute venues is augmented with analytics, technology, care team alignment, and broad visibility to data. Many Cerner solutions contribute to improved transitions of care processes, including care team tools such as digital unit dashboards, bed management system, APACHE Outcomes, newly optimized clinical workflows for discharge, and most appropriate post-acute placement.