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by Cerner Corporation
Published on July 16, 2020

Expanded Strategic Alignment to Streamline Technology Across Entire System in Six States

Banner Health and Cerner Corporation® have expanded their relationship to implement an end-to-end, comprehensive suite of revenue cycle management solutions, building on a multi-year, long-standing strategic alignment using health care technology to drive population health improvement. The revenue cycle integration is designed to streamline and simplify the clinician and patient experience across Banner Health’s entire system, including 28 hospitals and clinics in six states. 

“An essential strategy for accelerating our solution capabilities is collaborating with leading health systems,” said Don Trigg, president, Cerner. “Banner Health is pushing strategically to make revenue cycle management a core competency for both the health care financing models of today and tomorrow. This next phase of work offers both organizations an exciting opportunity to set a new industry standard.”    

To successfully manage business today, health systems need clinical, financial and operational data that works together. Cerner’s clinically-drive revenue cycle solution uses a common, single and integrated platform designed to help improve savings, cost-effectiveness and build a healthier bottom line for health systems.  

Banner Health will integrate Cerner’s registration, scheduling, patient billing, practice management solutions and transaction services with its existing EHR on the Cerner Millennium® platform. This integration between revenue cycle and clinical systems will help connect a patient’s clinicals and financials to one single view across the health system ultimately streamlining billing operations and improving the overall patient experience. Cerner’s open platform also offers a way to more easily integrate third-party applications to help meet Banner Health’s specific needs. 

“After comprehensive planning and alignment between our two organizations, we are confident that teaming with Cerner to achieve a fully integrated revenue cycle platform will meet our business needs now and into the future,” said Dennis Laraway, CFO, Banner Health. “Building on our past successful collaborations with Cerner for mainly clinical applications, adoption of their revenue cycle management solution is now a critical next step to streamline both clinical and financial solutions for our patients across the entire Banner Health enterprise.”

This expansion is expected to better position Banner Health to flexibly adapt to new payment structures, more quickly adjust to policy and compliance changes, better coordinate single registration between acute and ambulatory services and centralize single-source patient charting and reporting across multiple care locations.

“The integrated approach housed within Cerner Millennium supports a more efficient and cost-effective approach for our providers and enhances the patient care experience as their health information easily follows them across the Banner Health continuum of care,” said Laraway.