Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) continues to see a steady demand for its health care technology from large health systems to rural, smaller-community markets. The company announced today three new clients recently signed for CommunityWorksSM, a cloud-based delivery model designed to provide full access to the electronic health record (EHR) for smaller health systems, critical access and specialty hospitals. The three newest CommunityWorks clients—Eastland Memorial Hospital, Pawhuska Hospital and Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital—highlight Cerner’s expanding presence and prominence in the community health care market.
“These clients represent Cerner’s continued commitment to health care innovation, no matter the size or location of the hospital,” said Mitchell Clark, president, CommunityWorks, Cerner. “We’re continuing to improve health experiences and outcomes for all people, including those who live outside of major metropolitan areas and may have more difficulty gaining access to care. We look forward to advancing the successes of these organizations as they increase the sharing of data across their hospitals and improve the quality of care for their communities.”
Each newly signed hospital system chose the patient-centric, integrated EHR and CommunityWorks deployment model to assist in transforming the future of health care in their unique communities. Cerner recently realigned its operating model around a relentless focus on client success, re-energizing its commitment to provide solutions that are designed to support clinicians with data that empowers them to deliver better patient experiences and outcomes.
Below are additional details about each new CommunityWorks signing:
- Eastland Memorial Hospital selected Cerner for a new EHR and services across its hospital and clinic in Texas. Eastland Memorial is the only hospital in Eastland County, caring for a population of more than 18,000 people. The hospital will break ground on a new rural health clinic this year, using technology to provide integrated health records across both inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Pawhuska Hospital, located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, is implementing CommunityWorks at its hospital and rural health clinic. The hospital has invested in Cerner to help upgrade technology for its rural area as well as a community that is home to the Osage Nation Native-American tribe and government.
- Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is working to improve information sharing across its critical access hospital and clinic in Manistique, Michigan. Over the next 10 years, Cerner will support the hospital as it continues to enhance the quality and efficiency of care for the people of Northern Michigan. Schoolcraft is now Cerner’s second CommunityWorks client in the Upper Peninsula.
“We’re very pleased with all three new clients,” said Clark. “Cerner solutions continue to drive a higher order of benefit for its clients across all of health care.”
Learn more about how small-town care meets big-time capability with Cerner CommunityWorks.