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by Cerner Corporation
Published on April 12, 2018

Munising Memorial Hospital (MMH) has selected Cerner to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) across its hospital and clinic. This agreement provides the hospital with sophisticated health care technology that will support MMH’s 11-bed critical access hospital and four-provider clinic as it works to improve the overall health of the Alger County community.

“At MMH we are excited to work with Cerner to support our hospital and clinic with expertise and solutions to continue to provide high-quality and cost-effective care to our patients into the future,” said Melissa Hall, CEO, MMH. “As a smaller hospital, it was pivotal to select an organization that truly understands our unique needs and challenges. We are confident that Cerner is able to meet them to support our staff in improving the health of our community.”

MMH will transition to the Cerner Millennium® EHR, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s care journey – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement. The Cerner Millennium system will provide MMH staff with a digital record of their patients’ health history, including clinical and financial data. Doctors and nurses will have a more complete, near real-time view of an individual’s heath. Through the new online patient portal, people will be able to securely message doctors, schedule appointments, view and settle balances and access their health history.

“MMH is dedicated to strengthening the health of Alger County, and Cerner is here to support their goals,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “Connecting the facility with a single, comprehensive, integrated EHR will support MMH clinicians in their effort to improve the well-being of the community and provide a detailed view of each person’s health.”

Cerner CommunityWorks℠ leverages cloud technology to deliver the power of Cerner Millennium, tailored to support the unique needs of community, critical access and specialty hospitals. CommunityWorks will support MMH’s doctors, nurses and staff as they work to streamline operations and improve patient care. MMH offers comprehensive care to the Alger County community with various services including emergency room care, outpatient services, inpatient care, short-term rehabilitation beds, laboratory and radiology services.

“The CommunityWorks model, which is built off years of industry and client recommended practices, is able to address the unique set of challenges faced by the patients and care team at a small critical access hospital like MMH,” said Mitchell Clark, president, CommunityWorks, senior vice president, Cerner. “Cerner will help MMH drive value from the technology in its hospital and will provide around the clock performance monitoring and support that helps MMH get back to doing what they do best – taking care of patients.”

MMH will also implement Cerner revenue cycle management solutions. MMH will be able to integrate financial data with clinical data from Cerner Millennium into one patient record. Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ will support MMH staff with the resources to update the billing process throughout a patient’s visit and enhance documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors.