Cerner continues to deliver on its commitment to help ensure individuals in all communities have access to high-quality healthcare. As the worldwide electronic health record (EHR) leader, Cerner works across diverse healthcare settings and care models. Building on the momentum of 2021, more hospitals and healthcare facilities are putting their trust in what the company can offer to help care for patients. In just the first quarter of 2022, Cerner completed 331 new, extended and expanded contracts, including 13 new clients who chose Cerner technology and products to enhance the caregiver and patient experience.
One notable success includes Ohio-based Blanchard Valley Health System extending their already eight-year relationship with Cerner through 2031. They will focus on enhancing efficiency and advancement of consumer technologies to better engage directly with patients and encourage them to more actively manage their own health.
Another success is building on the long-term collaboration with West Virginia-based Mountain Health Network, which serves 23 counties in West Virginia, southern Ohio, and eastern Kentucky. Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 303-bed teaching hospital for Marshall University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing, extended their 15-year relationship with Cerner through 2030, and included plans to migrate their largest hospital in the network, St. Mary’s Medical Center, to Cerner Millennium® to help manage patient registration, scheduling, and engagement.
Cerner CommunityWorks continues to answer EHR needs for rural, critical access and community health markets in record first quarter
Critical access hospitals and community health systems need an EHR system that can provide a patient’s health history, as well as streamline clinical, financial and operational workflows in an integrated record. Last year, Cerner signed a record number with 39 new contracts in smaller community hospitals and systems. Eleven new facilities signed with CommunityWorksSM in the first three months of 2022. CommunityWorks is a scaled and tailored product that is uniquely positioned to provide rural communities and critical access hospitals with help to achieve their business goals, such as improved patient safety, efficiency and increased revenues.
“Our investment in Cerner will help us continue to deliver high-quality patient care and to remain one of the leading healthcare systems in our region,” said Vance Jackson, CEO of Davis Health System, located in West Virginia. “Through Cerner, we will consolidate multiple platforms into one EHR system. This will improve patient care, create efficiencies in cost and workflow and advance the technology used by our providers.”
New Cerner CommunityWorks clients in the first quarter include:
- Davis Health System (DHS) consists of three hospitals that serve the communities of Elkins, Phillipi and Webster Springs, WV. DHS was faced with the challenge of needing an EHR to support the ability to share information across facilities and the continuum of patient care. DHS chose to Cerner to help ensure a patient’s latest health information is available no matter which DHS facility or caregiver they visit.
- Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH), a 64-bed community hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., plans to consolidate multiple EHR systems into a single integrated approach with Cerner CommunityWorks as well as adopting Cerner’s clinically-driven revenue cycle. Serving the unique inpatient, ambulatory and behavioral health needs of their patient population, GSH is looking forward to joining the many other Cerner hospitals in their community as well as expanding the services they offer.
- Madison Valley Medical Center (MVMC), a 10-bed critical access hospital located in Ennis, Montana, decided to move to Cerner because of its ability to support and elevate their long-term business goals, such as remaining independent. MVMC was impressed with Cerner’s leadership in interoperability, which will give them the capability to connect to several referral partners in their region.
- Mayers Memorial Healthcare District (MMHD), a 16-bed critical access hospital in Fall River Mills, Calif., will consolidate its multiple EHR’s into one integrated platform with Cerner CommunityWorks. Their goal is to improve integration between facilities and remain autonomous instead of teaming with another area hospital to use their EHR. MMHD sees value in collaborating directly with Cerner and they welcome the opportunity to work with many other Cerner hospitals across the state.
- Modoc Medical Center (MMC), an 8-bed critical access hospital located in Alturas, Calif., chose Cerner because of the integrated user experience that can be easily accessed across the continuum of care. MMC is looking forward to implementing Cerner on a similar timeline as neighboring hospital, Mayers Memorial Healthcare District, to learn from one another, as well as getting the opportunity to work with many other Cerner hospitals across the state.
- Wills Eye Hospital (WEHP) is an eight-bed Ophthalmology specialty hospital located in Philadelphia, Penn., which has provided comprehensive ophthalmology care for patients since 1832 and has ranked consistently among the best ophthalmology hospitals in the U.S. They selected Cerner to provide one integrated patient record across the continuum of care and improve overall care coordination to enhance patient care. In addition, the switch to Cerner will enhance interoperability between its main affiliated hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and other health clinics to improve patient and clinician experience.