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When Northern Light Health staff learned of vaccine approval, they envisioned it as a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. “We looked to Cerner as our partner for the technology to support our people, and processes,” said April Giard, DNP, MSN, NP-BC, NEA-BC, vice president and chief information officer. “We asked how they could help respond and take care of our own. Cerner responded, ‘We’re right there with you, we've got a workflow, and will work together to develop a mass vaccine strategy.’”
Interoperability is a guiding principle for Torrance Memorial Health System in its strategy to become a regional health care leader. Clinicians use Cerner Health Information Exchange (HIE), so data for more than 645,900 patients flows securely between various electronic health records (EHR). Clinicians use the HIE, Direct Messaging, and Cerner Hub orders and results to connect the community and provide coordinated care for their patient population. This care also transfers to multiple health systems using various non-Cerner EHRs.
When Adventist Health launched two new urgent care clinics, in addition to giving patients a new option, they also found ways to reduce time spent in the EHR, giving that time back to patients.
A tweak to the EHR prevented residents and fellows from signing certain notes without first identifying an attending physician to forward them to. The change helped end frustrations among clinicians and the billing department.
Boston Children's Hospital went live with Cerner Mass Vaccination to help safely and efficiently improve vaccination rates — improving the logistics and feasibility of drive-thru and other non-office based influenza vaccine clinics.
Northern Light Health worked with Cerner to become the first to utilize the new Cerner Command Center Dashboard, which provides situational awareness of critical resources.
Direct contract helped members reduce expenses, avoid balance billing and coordinate care, while Cerner HealthPlan Services supported positive member experiences.
Baptist Health logged 86 service requests with Cerner AMS Oracle in the first year of AMS support, and the relationship is helping Baptist Health HR to move onto the right path for what’s next in the Oracle Cloud roadmap.
Banner and Cerner Continuous Improvement Delivery worked to optimize medication clinical decision support and dose range checking alerts.
House-wide CareAware Connect™ adoption helps increase staff communication, while Connect Nursing helps improve mobility and flexibility with bar code medication administration.
Cerner helped Lakeland Regional Health with the first round of an optimization project. Afterward, health system leaders took the lessons learned and continued the process.
With more health care services becoming digital, Banner Health is taking advantage of allowing third-party companies to fully interact within its electronic health record.
When it came to following up on abnormal lab results taken in the emergency department (ED), nurses at Sharp HealthCare spent too much time printing charts, collecting handwritten information and preparing packets for physicians.
Cerner ITWorks client used Clairvia and CareAware Capacity Management to help manage nursing utilization while decreasing patient transfer and transport times.
Island Health leaders on Vancouver Island, Canada, knew they needed to find a way to simplify the process.
In addition to tracking patients, and scaling up in an emergency, leaders can pull reports to help them figure out how to improve throughput
Northern Light Health worked with Cerner’s Continuous Improvement associates to improve documentation workflows and reduce transcription costs while decreasing chart time review.
Cerner ITWorksSM client used a data-driven approach to refine pharmacy batch fill processes and adjust staff schedules, ultimately reducing the organization’s IV obsolescence rate by more than 43% over three months.
Nurses unfamiliar with documentation practices weren’t always completing forms correctly. Utilizing Lights On Network, clinical leaders significantly increased proper documentation procedures.
An effort to ease the burden on pharmacists resulted in reducing the number of unnecessary drug alerts by 41.5% while reducing the number of overridden alerts by 42%.
Embarking on a hospital-wide patient flow initiative helped staff decrease their discharge transport times by 25%.
BayCare Health system was one of the first organizations to take part in the new project to reduce documentation times for nurses. Face-up documentation fell by 48%, leading to an 11% reduction in overall clicks
Employees at Children’s National Hospital can now utilize their ID badges as log-in credentials instead of entering a password. In addition, they can move from computer to computer and pick up right where they left off.
In addition to reducing time in the electronic health record and documentation, the coaches also helped contribute to regulatory reimbursements.
Objective data from Clairvia® supported a business case to add an additional 80 positions to help with nurse staffing at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
An optimization project utilizing Cerner’s Continuous Advancement Services reduced duplicate charting for nurses while also improving access to patient information.
West Tennessee Healthcare saved more than an estimated 8,000 hours annually from an optimization project which reduced the number of discrete task assays that nurses completed.
St. Luke’s Hospital, an acute care facility serving the St. Louis, Missouri area, needed a way to make nursing care plans meaningful, interdisciplinary and a tool nurses want to use.
In 2017, the care team at Crossbridge Behavioral Health experienced an increase in violence-risk assessments, timeliness of safety check documentation and medication administration scanning, while being able to connect to their patients’ health records from other Baptist Health facilities.
In late 2016, staff at Hospital Universitari Son Espases (HUSE), an 816-bed hospital located in Mallorca on the Balearic Islands off the Spanish coast, identified workflows that needed improvement.
Bryan Medical Center developed a way to utilize a central staffing office and a Cerner solution to meet staffing demands and ensure it always has the right amount of personnel working.
Clinicians at Truman Medical Centers (TMC) are leveraging an innovative way to capture clinical photographs into their patients' records.
Clinicians at Truman Medical Centers (TMC) are leveraging an innovative way to capture clinical photographs into their patients' records
Boston Children’s Hospital providers are recording faster average transaction response times (ATRTs) after the hospital transitioned to a remote hosted option (RHO) in July 2017.
Revamped process helped reduce duplicate registration by more than 95 percent.
Provider satisfaction and productivity increased with adjusted training and multi-waved implementation approach.
By switching to medication dispensing cabinets with a larger capacity, staff reduced the number of trips needed to refill carts by 29 percent. In addition to saving pharmacists time, it helped nurses who could now queue their medicines with one click.
Autoverification allows most test results to automatically upload into the EHR. Now an employee only needs to step in when there is an irregular result.
Cerner health navigators utilized one-on-one outreach including personal emails and telephone calls to provide support and promote program resources. At the same time, tailored marketing communications also helped drive employee participation.