May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this episode, we’re joined by two Cerner behavioral health experts for a discussion on how the health care industry can best support clinician wellness through the challenges of COVID-19.
LifeAid is a national initiative that bridges technology and mental health care to help reduce suicides among Veterans and first responders.
In this episode, leaders from the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Program Office discuss the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' new joint health information exchange.
Using technology, and other strategies, to reduce in-person interactions while administering medicine can help flatten the COVID-19 curve and may save lives.
In this episode, we celebrate International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday with a conversation between two nursing leaders, Gina Marone of Einstein Healthcare Network and Cerner's Constance McLaughlin.
Data and analytics can provide clarity and support for clinical and operational decision-making amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
During National Nurses Week, and every day, nurses remain a constant, trusted and critical pillar of the health care industry.
With the possibility of increased emergency department visits related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yavapai Regional Medical Center established off-site screening and care rooms in tents.
Fallon McManus of Lafayette General Health in Louisiana shares advice on rolling out a telehealth platform in a matter of days.
In this Q&A, the chief medical officer of East Jefferson General Hospital outside New Orleans discusses how the organization is managing COVID-19 among a sizeable senior population.
A Cerner doctor who practices at a hospital in northern Vermont provides insight into his life as an emergency physician before and during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A Cerner doctor in Ohio shares his experience caring for COVID-19 patients.
In this episode, we’re joined by Dick Flanigan who is leading Cerner’s COVID-19 pandemic response, working to help hospitals and health system leaders around the world navigate the many changes of the public health crisis.
VA and DoD have gone live with a new joint health information exchange that enhances the ability to share records with community health care partners.
Linda Reed of St. Joseph's Health in New Jersey shares how her organization is tackling the demands of providing care amid the COVID-19 crisis.
As a leading global health care technology company, Cerner has the very important responsibility of protecting the health and safety of our associates, and the well-being of our clients and communities.
In this episode, Cerner's Dr. Gerry Stanley discusses how employers are taking a fresh approach to their health benefits and well-being programs amid the COVID-19 crisis.
A managed security service provider (MSSP) can help health care systems tackle the challenges of protecting patients, clinical outcomes and financial resources from cybersecurity threats in standard operating times and in periods of higher risk, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this American Nursing Informatics Association interview, Cerner's COVID-19 experts share how the company is responding to the pandemic and supporting clients in this unprecedented crisis.
In this episode, Dr. Jeetu Nanda shares his experiences on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Cerner associate shares the lessons he’s learned so far while leading a health care IT team in Seattle, one of the cities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, we’re joined by Morgan Waller, director of telemedicine business and operations at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.
As physicians and health care teams around the world find themselves facing the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the topic of how we care for our caregivers is more important than ever.
Cerner Corporation continues to support health systems around the world as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Nick van Terheyden, founder and CEO of Incremental Healthcare. He discusses why a global outlook on health care is crucial to delivering smarter care and better patient outcomes.
In this Q&A, Amwell's Dr. Peter Antall shares how virtual care can help combat a public health crisis and what health systems need to know to implement telehealth technology quickly and efficiently.
In this episode, CommonWell's Paul Wilder and Cerner's Kashif Rathore discuss what’s next for health care interoperability and the impact on patients, providers and health systems.
In this episode, we’re joined by Cerner’s Meg Marshall and Dick Flanigan. They share their expertise on what’s in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s final interoperability and information blocking rules and Cerner's continued commitment to interoperability and adhering to the new requirements.
An open letter from Brent Shafer on the 21st Century Cures Act.
Cerner CEO Brent Shafer shares his thoughts on the importance of interoperability and the ONC ruling
Lower costs and better health outcomes start with a workforce health strategy that incorporates outreach, advocacy and coaching.
In this episode, Nate Kelly, Cerner vice president and health network general manager, talks to Mike Seda, senior director of the Health Alliance at the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation in Columbia, Missouri.
Cerner's Dr. Tanuj Gupta tackles questions around regulations and their potential to limit the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning in health care.
In this episode, Cerner’s David Wilcox talks to Teresa Freeman, vice president, chief nursing officer and chief clinical informatics officer for West Tennessee Healthcare.
In a recent interview with Becker’s Healthcare, Cerner's Dr. Tanuj Gupta and Beth McCauley shared six principles of using technology to support clinical documentation improvement.
Cerner and Kyruus are collaborating to help enhance online search and scheduling experiences.
In this episode, the co-chairs of Cerner’s Association Business Resource Group for women have a roundtable discussion about diversity, inclusion and equity in health care and tech.
In this episode, Dick Flanigan, Cerner’s senior vice president of ITWorksSM, talks to Mike Wallace, president and CEO of Fort HealthCare, a community hospital in southern Wisconsin.
Hospital care providers are using a combination of edge computing, AI, and Wi-Fi data networks to rapidly detect and treat deadly sepsis infections.
In health care, the power to accurately predict the future can save time, resources and, most importantly, lives.
In this episode, we talk to Jean-Claude Saghbini, chief technology officer for the health division of Wolters Kluwer. He explains why embracing an open culture is an important step toward advancing AI and machine learning, and helping organizations meet the ever-evolving demands of health care.
From the rise of artificial intelligence to a greater focus on social determinants of health, these are the health care and technology trends we have our sights on for 2020.
In this episode, Dick Flanigan, senior vice president of ITWorks at Cerner, talks to Meg Marshall, Cerner’s senior director of public policy and government affairs, about how the presidential election might impact health care legislation.
The rising cost of pharmacy services is a major challenge facing organizations that are trying to manage the health of their workforce and lower their health care spend. Here are some practical steps that organizations can take to help mitigate this expensive problem.
In this episode, Dr. Jigar Patel of Cerner Government Services talks to Dr. Matt Miller and Dr. Stephen Hunt of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They discuss how a modern military electronic health record can help prevent suicide and opioid abuse among Service members and Veterans.
In this episode, we talk to Sherri Hess, chief nursing informatics officer at Banner Health.
In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Srinivasan Suresh, vice president, CIO and CMIO at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
These eight stories highlight how Cerner clients are achieving great results through collaboration and innovation.
These seven podcasts highlight some of the most insightful conversations we’ve had in 2019 and set the stage for further innovation in the next decade of health care.
In this episode, we’re joined by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a health economist, advisor and trend weaver.
In this episode, Chris Higginbotham, Cerner’s director of change management, sits down with Jill Draime, acting executive director of change management for the military’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, to talk about the VA Innovative Technology Advancement Lab (VITAL).
These 10 blogs highlight the strides we’ve made in health care in 2019 and set the stage for further development and innovation in the coming year.
Our focus on diversity and inclusion is a critical step in our journey toward transforming the future of health care, empowering the next generation of health care IT leaders and driving innovation.
In this episode, Sue Lundquist, director and regional clinical executive at Cerner, talks to Lori Dunivan, regional nursing informatics officer for Northern Light Health.
Cyberattacks are a serious, increasing threat to clinicians' efforts to provide the care that matters most.
In this episode, we talk to Erin Smith, manager and senior pharmacist for Cerner’s four on-site pharmacies.
The process of transforming the future of health care is complex, and embracing openness ─ in platforms, technology and culture ─ is a key to getting where we need to go.
In this episode, Mark Mellott of Cerner Government Services sits down with Intermountain Healthcare's Vice President and CIO, Marc Probst.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Beth L. Martel of Keck Medicine of USC shares how her journey as a cancer patient is positively impacted by innovation in health care IT.
National Rural Health Day, which is the third Thursday of every November, is our opportunity to honor the selfless, community-minded spirit of rural America, and, of course, to celebrate the health care innovation that’s happening outside of the country’s urban cores.
These 10 blogs and podcasts discuss the importance of prioritizing technology that empowers rural and community health care providers.
Cerner's Dr. Michael Fadden shares his lessons learned from building a successful obesity program for patients in a rural community.
Merry Enright of Winona Health shares how interoperable systems have helped her organization achieve better health outcomes, lower costs and an enhanced patient experience.
In this Q&A, Taylor Floyd, a data strategist at Cerner, explains how his team is driving innovation and showcasing the ways AR and VR can be applied to transform the future of care.
Chad Ruoff of Cerner Government Services shares how the legacy of his late father, a Veteran who battled cancer, inspires the work he's doing to help modernize health care for Service members and Veterans.
Smartphones and other mobile devices have the potential to broaden the care team community, extend the health network community and leverage efficient communication.
In this episode, Mark Mellott of Cerner Government Services has a conversation with two combat Veterans who are members of the Cerner Government Advisory Board: retired United States Army Col. Greg Gadson and Dr. James Peake, retired lieutenant general and former Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Traditionally, on-site health centers have focused on occupational health, primary care and urgent care. But, new health innovations provide employees with additional care access and help employers manage conditions that fall outside of conventional services.
Amid an evolving, dynamic health care environment, virtual health care is emerging as a powerful tool that enables providers to deliver more cost-effective, connected and personalized care.
In this episode, we’re joined by Nate Kelly, senior director and GM for Health Networks at Cerner.
By and large, patients, providers and policymakers all want a health care system that’s accessible, innovative, affordable and focused on wellness. But how do we get there? And, how will the rapid changes in health care impact the path forward?
Cerner associate, Hannah Luetke-Stahlman, shares lessons learned from her year in the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program.
In this episode, Travis Dalton, president for Cerner Government Services, talks to Mr. William Tinston, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, and Mr. John Windom, executive director for VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization.
Encompass Health is using a predictive analytics algorithm and other artificial intelligence tools to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital.
Why is the routine exchange of health care information still so difficult compared with the routine exchange of financial information?
Machine learning has proven to be a viable resource for health care providers, the next step is scaling the creation of intelligence and its integration back into the workflow at the point of decision-making.
The theme for CHC19 was NOW/NEXT ─ the idea that we must address challenges in the now while transforming to the next.
In this episode, we have a conversation with Dr. Srinivasan Suresh, vice president, CIO and CMIO at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The final day of CHC19 gave attendees a chance to continue to network and learn.
The second day of CHC19 featured a keynote from Cerner CEO Brent Shafer, a dynamic lineup of education sessions and plenty of buzz on the Solutions Gallery floor.
On Monday, CHC19 featured a full day of education sessions, two evening keynotes and the opening of the 90,000-square-foot Solutions Gallery.
VA Innovative Technology Advancement Lab (VITAL) training will improve VA end-user adoption, and it’s a methodology all Cerner clients can use.
Follow these CHC19 Social Media Influencers to stay updated throughout the conference.
Health care cost estimate tools are a step toward relieving patients from the burden of not knowing their out-of-pocket costs.
CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell shares the health care policy topics he is looking forward to discussing at CHC19.
In this episode, we’re joined by Ravi Badh, manager of business intelligence and clinical analytics at Children’s National, and Paul Lampi, director of enterprise analytics and reporting at Memorial Hermann.
Tracy Platt, Emil Peters and Kimberly Gerard share their thoughts on Cerner's 40-year history and what's next for the company.
On this episode, Sonia Pagliaroli, chief nursing officer for Cerner Canada, talks to Samantha Stockand, informaticist from Vancouver Island Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada.
For four decades, Cerner has pursued breakthrough innovation that’s helped shaped the health care industry as we know it. Here's a look back at some of the company’s milestones along the way.
As we continue to transform both our company and our culture, we’ll benefit from a diverse and inclusive workforce of highly engaged Cerner associates and leaders whose ideas and contributions are influenced by their unique backgrounds, cultures and life experiences.
On this episode, Darren Nipper of Cerner Learning Services talks to two leaders from St. John’s Health in Jackson, Wyoming: Chief Information Officer Lance Spranger and Susan Freeze, a registered nurse and informatics analyst.
The keynote speakers for CHC19 include a former Broadway conductor and the first woman Thunderbirds pilot.
In celebration of Cerner's 40th anniversary, we talk to Mike Williams, the longest-tenured associate, about the company's growth and evolution.
In this episode, we’re joined by Atrium Health's Becky Fox to discuss why providers need to balance business, strategic and financial skills with clinical knowledge.
Cerner Corporation continues to see a steady demand for its health care technology from large health systems to rural, smaller-community markets.
Implementing a clinically driven revenue cycle is a significant step toward improving revenue cycle management performance and preparing for value-based care.
On this episode, we are joined by Brian Mack of Great Lakes Health Connect, a nonprofit organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan that offers a portfolio of health information exchange products and services.
On this episode, Andrea Hendricks, Cerner’s global leader for diversity and inclusion strategy, talks to Wendy Doyle, president and CEO of the Women’s Foundation, an organization that promotes equity and opportunities for women of all ages.
Here are five perspectives on the importance of improving the patient journey through health system operations that touch every part of the care continuum.
On the final episode of our four-part series on the opioid crisis, Meg Marshall, Cerner’s senior director of public policy, talks to Russ Branzell, CEO and president of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
On this episode, the third in a four-part series on the opioid epidemic, we’re joined by Kashif Rathore, Cerner’s vice president of interoperability, and Ken Whittemore Jr., vice president of Professional and Regulatory Affairs at Surescripts.
Analytics are key to evaluating the effectiveness of your workforce health strategies.
On this episode, the second in a four-part series on the opioid crisis, we are joined by Alan Staples, a leader in Cerner’s opioid management and patient safety strategy.
On this episode, we start a four-part series on the opioid crisis. We are joined by Alan Staples and Leslie Lindsey ─ two of Cerner’s experts on patient safety ─ and Dr. Mike Fadden, Cerner chief medical officer.
On this episode, Mark Mellott of Cerner Government Services talks to Cerner Government Advisory Board member General Don Scott about improving health care for U.S. Service members and Veterans.
Becker's Hospital Review spoke with Cerner's Nate Kelly about what the future of health care could look like in a truly digital, data-driven world.
Connected medical devices offer valuable patient data to providers but increase the risk of cybersecurity breaches. Every health system needs a proactive plan to protect patient safety.
On this episode, Cerner's Mark Mellott talks to Cerner Government Advisory Board member Patrick J. Murphy about the importance of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program.
In this episode, Cerner's Jenny Horn talks to Marjorie McEttrick-Maloney and Ellen Murphy of Shriners Hospitals for Children to discuss how implementing the essential clinical dataset (ECD) has impacted their nurses and the patients and families in their care.
Sarah Toy-Ding and Tiffany Shields of CommonSpirit Health answer questions about how their organization used a SMART health IT app on FHIR within the electronic health record (EHR) to support patients taking their medicine as prescribed.
In this Q&A, Cerner's Susan Stiles explains the challenges that oncology care teams face with the increase in cancer cases and cancer survivors, and how interoperability and advances in health IT can provide solutions.
To mark the halfway point of 2019, here’s a list of the top 7 most popular health care IT blogs and podcasts so far this year.
The ONC's proposed rule on information blocking is a significant step toward the open and appropriate flow of electronic health information.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, Cerner's Chelsea Bressers talks to Tim Putnam of Margaret Mary Health about how population health strategies can help hospitals overcome the challenges of rural health care.
When data is analyzed for immediate insights, it can be a powerful tool for providing smarter care. Here are three key insights from AdventHealth's Robert Altemose on leveraging real-time analytics for better patient outcomes.
The annual American Hospital Association Membership Meeting offers a lens into the most pressing issues in health care.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we’re joined by Cerner's Dr. Steve Arendt and Dani Riecke. They discuss antimicrobial stewardship guidelines that health care systems should follow to deliver better patient outcomes, reduce microbial resistance and decrease the spread of infections.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we’re joined by Truman Medical Centers' Joanne Hatfield to discuss how the organization has found success with its opioid stewardship services.
The World Health Organization's recent recognition of burnout as a syndrome puts a greater focus on the problem that is plaguing health care.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we are joined by ReviveHealth's Brian Eastwood to discuss how technology can empower consumers to make health decisions and improve the patient-provider relationship.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health & Tech, we are joined by Janae Sharp, health care editor at Sharp Index, her nonprofit dedicated to reducing physician suicide through awareness and data science. She is here to talk about the epidemic of physician burnout and steps that can be taken to reduce this serious problem.
With patient-centered care and real-time innovation more important than ever, radiology departments must focus on creating better health care experiences and outcomes.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we’re joined by AdventHealth's Robert Altemose. He is here to discuss how moving from retroactive to near and real-time data analytics can empower clinicians to provide a higher quality of care.
A focus on culture and communication is helping community hospitals overcome the significant hurdles and weighty financial burdens of the business of health care.
As security threats continue to rise, health care organizations should align their data protection measures with the NIST framework, a set of best practices, standards and recommendations to aid in improving cybersecurity measures.
In this Q&A, Becky Fox, chief nursing informatics officer at Atrium Health, discusses why interoperability is key to decreasing documentation burden, clinician and provider burnout, and improving the overall health care experience.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we are joined by Cerner's Lisa Gulker and Northern Light Health's Jen Fogel. They discuss
how nursing leaders can use technology to enhance care delivery, reduce nurse burnout and build a culture of innovation within their organizations.
Nurses Week (May 6-12) is an opportunity to reflect on the hard work and compassion of America’s 4 million nurses.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we are joined by registered nurse Danielle Siarri to discuss the role of nursing informatics in care today.
The concept of high reliability challenges health care organizations to make safety the primary priority and be persistent in continuous improvement.
Challenged by government and private payers to address the climbing rate of health care expenditures, organizations have turned to analytics to help with proper management of patient populations, while still maintaining the highest quality of health care.
In honor of Patient Access Week (March 31-April 6), here are six blogs that examine the connection between consumerism and Patient Access.
With an industry-wide focus on consumerism, many health care organizations are looking to transform the patient experience starting with Patient Access, the first and one of the most frequent contact points in health care.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve physicians’ workflows while simultaneously contributing to burnout relief and prevention.
On this episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, we are joined by Dr. William Holland and Dr. Lu de Souza. They discuss the current state of physician burnout and what can be done to reduce the contributing factors.
In honor of Doctors' Day, here are nine thought leadership blogs that offer the physician's point of view on the latest health and technology topics.
As health care consumers expect a more personalized experience, organizations are implementing and learning to use tools that enable them to best understand, care for and retain patients and customers.
As AI, consumerism, data science, increasing partnerships and more shift the business of health and care, organizations must embrace new ideas and technology to stay competitive.
Fatigue is a workplace hazard that affects the health and safety of patients and health care providers. Here's what health care organizations can do to mitigate the risks.
With the theme of “Smarter Care,” the European Collaboration Forum offered three days of learning and networking for health care leaders from across the globe.
The latest developments of FHIR are another step forward in delivering more flexible, versatile and efficient health care that will benefit both providers and consumers.
Comprehensive tracking of sports-related traumatic brain injuries in the EHR can improve the quality of care and mitigate future health problems.
Health care and HIT leaders who commit to a diverse and inclusive workplace are more likely to attract top talent, maintain employee satisfaction and even increase financial returns.
Retail clinics and urgent care centers are enjoying significant growth as patients seek health care venues that are both convenient and lower in cost.
HIMSS19 inspired health care and technology leaders to be trailblazers in the revolution of health care. Cerner's John Peterzalek shares his key takeaways from the conference.
The final day of HIMSS19 left health care and IT leaders with new insights and professional connections. In this blog, we share some key takeaways from the end of the conference.
In this final installment of a three-part series on the Perspectives on Health and Tech podcast, we’re delivering insights from the showroom floor at North America’s largest health care conference.
HIMSS19 resumed for day two with a packed schedule of health care education sessions and networking events that inspired industry leaders in their pursuit of improving the health care experience for consumers and providers.
Population health and government health care were prominent topics during day one of HIMSS19.
HIMSS19 kicked off in Orlando, Florida with dynamic conversations around improving health care and technology. In this special episode of Perspectives on Health and Tech, listen to leading health care experts share their reactions to day one of the conference.
In the world of value-based payment models, a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle can lead to faster, more accurate and increased reimbursements, and reduce financial loss.
Some of the most impactful conversations at HIMSS19 will be unfolding online. To help you prepare, here's a list of nine Twitter accounts to follow to stay up to speed throughout this major health care industry event.
In his State of the Union address, President Trump covered health care topics including prescription drug costs, price transparency and tackling the opioid crisis.
In this Q&A, Catherine Shull Fernald of Christiana Care Health System shares her expertise on the current and future state of health system operations and offers insights into how organizations can be more strategic and innovative in supporting their core functions.
In this episode of the Perspectives on Health and Tech podcast, Andrea Hendricks, Cerner’s senior executive director of diversity and inclusion strategy discusses how the health care and health IT industries can cultivate more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Cerner's Dr. Lu de Souza discusses the physician burnout epidemic, impacts it has on health care and solutions to the problem.
On this episode of The Cerner Podcast, clinical decision support (CDS) experts Dwayne Hoelscher and Stephanie H. Hoelscher discuss how CDS is a powerful tool in combating infectious diseases.
Changes to the health care landscape in 2019 offer possibilities and opportunities in the march toward smarter, better care that is higher quality, more efficient, affordable and personalized.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Richard Jones, CEO of Essence Healthcare and chief corporate development officer of Lumeris, and David Raney, vice president, CoxHealth Network, to discuss their experiences and success in the provider-sponsored health plan market.
Technology is a major part of the current and future state of long-term and post-acute care and can alleviate the challenges of the large 65-and-over population and increasing rates of chronic diseases.
Each week, The Cerner Podcast delivers expert perspectives and analysis around the latest health and tech developments. Here are some of the top episodes of 2018.
In 2018, health IT experienced several critical developments that are positioned to support care providers and impact the patient experience for the better. Here’s a look back at some of the top blogs and insights we discussed this year.
The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act is a significant step in combating the opioid crisis. Here are six ways it will impact and provide opportunities for the health care IT industry.
Although the health care industry is complex and full of potential hazards, a culture of high-reliability – operating for extended periods without serious accidents or catastrophic failures –is achievable for health care systems.
Mobile health tools and technology have potential to improve patient engagement and outcomes. In this Q&A, Dr. Osama Alswailem of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre discusses how Saudi Arabia's major investment in health care is driving health care facilities to implement technology and electronic information systems.
The move to automated medication distribution in operating rooms has potential to increase patient safety, reduce lost patient charges, improve narcotic control and create more efficient workflows.
Offering convenience, increased engagement and greater accuracy, wearable technology has the potential to make a meaningful difference in the health care experience for both consumers and clinicians.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Brad Myers and Bushra Muraywid of University of Missouri Health Care talk about their virtual pharmacy program (ViPRx), which is designed to deliver providers pharmaceutical insights that weren’t previously available a day or two prior to a patient visit.
The digitization of radiology data in the EHR has potential to improve outcomes and enhance the health care experience.
On this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Julie Watson, Chief Population Health Officer with Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan, explains how addressing mental illness in the workplace can help employees live happier, healthier lives.
Customer relationship management technology can help health care organizations leverage their data assets and provide the personalized experience that consumers expect.
More than 60 million Americans live in rural communities. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to celebrate the health care providers in these vibrant areas and address the unique health and care needs of rural populations.
Health professionals, hospitals and clinics in rural communities across the nation deserve our praise for their collaborative, innovative and educational efforts to improve health. In honor of National Rural Health Day, here are six blogs on the importance of prioritizing technology that empowers these health care providers.
Teryl Eisinger, executive director at National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, joins The Cerner Podcast to talk about National Rural Health Day (November 15) and the unique health care needs of rural America.
The state of the Affordable Care Act, and the decisions of state and federal elected officials, play an important role in the current and future regulatory path for rural health.
As the push for interoperability in health care continues, The Digital Bridge initiative is working to advance bidirectional electronic information flow between health care delivery systems and public health agencies.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is working with Cerner to redesign its electronic health record system. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, John Windom, executive director of VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, discusses how he anticipates this project will help Veterans and their providers and move the bar with national interoperability and other VA health priorities.
The health care industry can provide greater value for consumers with a focus on meeting the needs of the individual.
More efficient follow-up visits can prevent disruptive, costly hospital readmissions.
Leveraging the expertise and insights of our partners and our commercial clients, Cerner is working to achieve more efficient interoperability for the DoD and VA – creating a single health record across more than 1,700 health care sites and a lifetime of seamless care for nearly 20 million Servicemembers, Veterans and their beneficiaries.
Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems, joins The Cerner Podcast to discuss MHS Genesis, a modernized electronic health record that is poised to deliver smarter, safer care to military health facilities around the world.
The outcome of the U.S. midterm elections on November 6 will have a direct impact on the accessibility and delivery of health care.
Pete Celano of MedStar Health discusses how clinicians can use the emerging approach of precision medicine to better diagnosis, treat and prevent diseases.
The global KLAS Arch Collaborative provides health care organizations with accurate, honest and impartial feedback from EHR users.
As the concept of CEHRT expands, health care providers and clinicians need to ensure compliance for their organizations.
The unique challenges of working at a small, rural hospital can be overcome by being bold in technology, services, partnerships and processes.
Susan Collins, vice president and general manager over health care and life sciences at Salesforce, explains how Customer Relationship Management – or CRM – systems can boost patient engagement.
Intelligence, automation, machine learning and big data are buzzwords we hear all the time now in health care. That’s because these concepts will have a powerful impact in how care is delivered over the next few years. In patient accounts management, they will automate traditionally manual work that will free up time for staff to focus on more complex issues or opportunities that will impact the bottom line.
In this special edition episode of The Cerner Podcast, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We’ll be covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”
In Thursday's episode, we hear from Michelle Rathman, rural health strategist and influencer. Since founding Impact! Communications in 1989, Michelle’s work has made her an invaluable voice among rural health advocates. We also welcome Emil Peters, president of Cerner Global. Emil shared how he's watched CHC evolve in his decade-spanning career with Cerner and talks about how the health care industry is changing – and how health care providers and IT organizations must change with it.
The last full day of #CHC18 wrapped Wednesday evening with the annual Cerner Bash at Kansas City's Power & Light district. On Thursday, we had a half-day of education sessions covering topics from restructuring accountable care organization (ACO) strategies to transforming health care through digital innovation. Here are today's highlights.
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”
In this special edition episode, we bring insights from the 2018 Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, where more than 12,000 attendees from across the country and the globe have come together to learn and network. Sit at the table with us as we have conversations with health care leaders, Cerner clients and industry influencers. We're covering health IT trends and focusing on this year’s CHC theme of “Smarter Care.”
World Mental Health Day coincided with day four of #CHC18, giving us all a chance to reflect on how we can enhance mental health education, awareness and advocacy against stigma. Wednesday also kicked off with the final keynote that delved into the topics of the opioid crisis and the intersection of artificial intelligence and genome intelligence. With an array of power sessions, special interest group meetings and panels throughout the day, conference attendees had plenty of opportunities to learn, network and contribute to the push toward smarter care.
On Tuesday, Cerner CEO Brent Shafer used his keynote speech to announce our latest effort in combating the opioid crisis, the Solutions Gallery opened its doors to clients, partners and associates; and a full slate of sessions covered the most current issues in health care.
Today in CEO Brent Shafer's 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC) keynote, he had a special announcement: In the coming weeks, Cerner will introduce a new suite of advancements intended to help our clients win the battle against the opioid epidemic. The Opioid Toolkit, which includes a number of resources, will be available to all Cerner clients.
On Monday, we had a full day of sessions at the Revenue Management Symposium (RMS) and celebrated the official kick-off of the Cerner Health Conference (CHC) with a keynote address from adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer and Cerner’s Chief Client Officer John Peterzalek.
The 2018 Cerner Health Conference (CHC) kicked off with the Cerner Physician Community (CPC) meeting. Cerner's Chief Client Officer John Peterzalek discussed the idea of continuous advancement, the promise of AI in health care and what "smarter care" means to him.
Health care organizations can create an information-rich culture by developing robust data governance strategies that protect the quality and longevity of data assets throughout the enterprise.
At Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2018, sessions with CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality, and expert updates on The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) will showcase what true interoperability looks like.
Meet the #CHC18 Social Media Influencers, learn what “Smarter Care” means to them and follow them to stay up-to-date on the conference throughout next week.
John Peterzalek and Melissa Hendricks preview the upcoming Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2018, where the latest innovations in health care and information technology will take center stage.
Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer, speaker, author and co-founder of No Barriers USA, discusses his “No Barriers” philosophy and what health care leaders can learn from him.
To stay up to date on the latest discussions at the 2018 Cerner Health Conference, we have compiled a list of the nine must-follow Twitter accounts. From industry organizations to leading voices in health IT, the accounts on this list will offer a deeper look into #CHC18.
Work is needed to improve the quality of life and the high cost of care during the later years of life. With technology, we will manage chronically ill patients where they are, providing more improved engagement, higher quality of life, better outcomes and lower cost for our patient population.
NRHA CEO Alan Morgan discusses the challenges that rural health care providers face and how they can position themselves to overcome some of these obstacles in the future.
Discover how businesses can adapt to change and how change can be a catalyst for innovation and business transformation in any industry.
Hospitals and health care systems can empower patients by adapting to the industry’s needs and consumer expectations of prescription price transparency.
In this blog, we explore tactics for helping physicians properly document care. This work can help improve a health care organization’s revenue.
Many clinicians blame the EHR for everything that is wrong in the world of medicine today. In reality, EHR systems have brought major advances to clinical practice.
Discover how hospitals and health care systems can adapt to the industry’s needs and consumer expectations pertaining to prescription price transparency.
Phishing attacks, malware and ransomware are at the top of Becker’s list of cybersecurity threats to health care organizations. Breaches are achieved through a brute force approach, where a bad actor repeatedly tries to guess a user name and password, or through human error, for instance with an email recipient clicking on an attachment.
From nurses to health IT specialists, we all must continue to work together to leverage innovative strategies that promote patient safety inside and outside the four walls of the hospital.
Jeremy Gutsche, keynote speaker at Cerner's 2018 Revenue Management Symposium and founder of TrendHunter.com, shares actionable ideas on how to adapt to change faster, and how it can set the stage for innovation and business transformation in any industry, and health care in particular.
Here are four stories on how hospitals and health systems are using software and technology to identify at-risk patients early and to proactively care for those patients in an effort to reduce ALOS and decrease readmission rates.
Today, consumers are taking control of their own health and data, big brands are partnering and health systems are reacting to meet the needs of the patient. In some cases, the needs of the patient are addressed in the form of a hybrid clinic.
Rural health care facilities and providers are facing increasing pressures from financial stresses, limited staffing, resources and decreasing patient populations. Here's how creating successful partnerships can empower rural hospitals.
Wearable health and fitness technology has exploded in popularity with consumers – and now, the health care industry is beginning to see an opportunity to integrate the devices into the continuum of care.
Geography shouldn’t be a factor in the quality of a person’s health care — when rural hospitals can stay open, these communities not only survive, they and the rest of the country benefit.
How can we construct our IT management “family” to avoid an accountability challenge that gets more acute with every new technological development, the extension of the health systems across multiple venues and new lines of service, and zero-sum scenarios like those above? And which executives should take on that parental role and be genuine “chiefs,” with a place in the C-suite and a voice in governance?
CRM began as simple contact management and sales force automation – an application for sales people to follow their contacts and manage their sales process. But as the business of selling shifted to creating happy, successful customers, companies needed more than just a sales tool. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we explore the intersection of health care and CRM.
The complexities of health care data, government incentives and technology advancements have given rise to a relatively new sector of the health care IT industry: analytics and intelligence. Hundreds (if not thousands) of companies are vying to help health care organizations become data-driven through artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital transformation.
We can combat these challenges through health IT solutions made specifically for small community and rural health care organizations. Here are five blogs and podcasts on the importance of prioritizing technology that empowers these health care providers.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Becky Fox, chief nursing information officer and assistant vice president at Atrium Health. She discusses how her organization leveraged data and analytics during the optimization process and what training for nursing and clinical staff looked like.
It's up to health care leadership and IT system providers to understand where connectivity fits in the future of their organizations and how it can accelerate more innovative care delivery.
As consumerism rises in the health care industry and urban planning adapts to the evolution of technology, there's a lot at stake for public health initiatives.
Organizational transformation can create anxiety and uncertainty. Leadership can follow these four steps for a smooth transition processes.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Chris Wilson, executive director at Centrus Health. He discusses the intersection between population health management, value-based care and incentives for health care providers and patients alike.
Introducing a few “can do now” projects that mitigate the inadvertent complicity of health care providers in the opioid epidemic, connect patients earlier to treatment and strive to prevent fatal overdoses.
Population health platforms can empower individuals to make better decisions and form habits that advance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals across the globe. In honor of World Population Day, here are eight stories on how population health management platforms have the ability to improve outcomes for entire communities.
Lumeris and Cerner announce a 10-year, strategic operating relationship to create Maestro Advantage™, a collaboration which leverages the significant investments health systems have made in digitizing their clinical and process data.
Cliff Illig reflects on Cerner co-founder Neal Patterson's legacy.
HIEs empower the appropriate, timely sharing of vital patient information between organizations, which can better inform decision making at the point of care. There’s even more potential for HIEs to impact outcomes when it comes to disaster preparedness, as they have the potential to provide timely access to clinical information in response to a disaster.
As the patient record becomes a commodity, it’s the analytics, the data warehouses and the connections that are going to define the winners in the future. Only a few HIT providers in today’s landscape are well-positioned to deliver this functionality to the providers who desperately need it.
There are many options to consider as health IT policy levers can be any form of incentive, penalty or mandate used to effectuate change in support of health IT adoption, use or interoperability.
Today, arriving at a health care decision is more often highlighted to be a collaborative process between a clinician and patient – a process known as shared decision making (SDM).
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Bryan Bliven, chief information officer at University of Missouri Health, discusses the role associates with IT expertise can play across the health care spectrum, the impact they can have if positioned properly and how a quality improvement tracker can tie results into operations and employee reviews.
Today, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental disorders at some point in their lives. We need to do our part as support organizations and health care providers to highlight stories about behavioral health, educate the public, chip away at the stigma and help those who are in need.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we learn about Memorial Hermann Health System's work toward the Quadruple Aim: How they have built a population health strategy that aims to improve physician and patient experience while reducing costs.
These four factors are critical to the success and value of an organization’s health IT solutions: unwavering executive support, engaged clinical leadership, transparent communication and a responsive governance structure.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Laura Fitzmaurice, the chief medical information officer and associate executive medical director at Children's Mercy. Dr. Fitzmaurice discusses how pediatric medicine is evolving in the face of health care consumerism.
Here are four blogs and stories that consider how employer-based population health management platforms can lead to a healthy, happy and productive workforce.
Is Meaningful Use over? This question comes up a lot. We’ve got a simple answer: No, it’s not – but the name is.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Colin Banas, chief medical informatics officer at the VCU School of Medicine, discusses what a mobile technology strategy looks like in a health care setting.
Dr. Deborah Freund, professor at Claremont Graduate University, joins Cerner's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jigar Patel to discuss the past, present and future of pharmaceconomics.
Rural health care organizations face a unique set of challenges. In this blog, learn about the causes and effects of rural hospital closures and what health IT and an open, interoperable system can do to improve patient outcomes.
In this episode of the Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Matthew Eisenberg and Dr. Kate Madden, both from Boston Children’s Hospital.
Price transparency is just one piece of the health care consumerism puzzle. The best practices also encompass the appropriate time and place for financial conversations, eligibility for financial assistance or discounts, policies for serving patients who have unresolved accounts, topics that should be covered during routine financial discussions, and more.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Murphy discusses the collaborative work between UTHealth and Memorial Hermann, which is centered around building and field-testing apps based on open standards such as HL7 FHIR.
Transformation is an organizational competency grounded in the ongoing ability of its people to fundamentally adapt to a constantly changing competitive environment. Today’s health care leadership must understand how to pivot and adapt in a way that allows for sustained financial and operational success.
The VA made the necessary decision to invest in a modern, more efficient solution that achieves the VA’s vision for a truly interoperable system and allows the VA to focus more of its resources on providing veterans with better care.
Health Data Management (HDM) recently released its annual list of Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. In this post, we highlight the achievements of seven hospital CIOs and IT executives who have made notable contributions within their respective organizations.
Today, arriving at a health care decision is a collaborative process between a clinician and patient, known as Shared Decision Making (SDM). HealthDecision develops a medical software platform of tools that support this collaborative process. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Jon Keevil, founder and CEO at HealthDecision.
By leveraging a wide set of tools in the electronic health record (EHR) – like analytics, machine learning, predictive models and rules engines – alongside evidence-based content, organizations can improve their clinical decision support capabilities.
As the CNO at Truman Medical Center, Amy Peters has driven several technology advances in her health system and has been a strong advocate for nursing and innovation in care delivery. In this post, she details how health IT empowers nurses to deliver advanced care, with applied examples from TMC.
Historically, nursing informatics was the liaison between the clinical and technical side. Today, nursing informatics today is one of the industry's most powerful specialties.
Regardless of what EHR an organization is using, documentation optimization is an issue that all health systems across the country are struggling with. Here’s where the essential clinical dataset (ECD) comes in.
Community mental health centers can not only help combat the stigma around mental illness, but also help improve patient outcomes for those who need care most.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. Damian Jankowicz of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Jankowicz discusses how CAMH has transformed itself into a data-driven organization through implementation of its clinical information system (CIS) as well as an enterprise data strategy.
The industry is at the beginning of transforming the way the care management system operates. Here are five key considerations.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Erine Erickson, regional chief medical information officer at Dignity Health. She discusses strategies for successful EHR implementation and optimization.
An update about Cerner's progress with the deployment of U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS.
Technology enablers like telehealth, cloud, block chain and Internet of Things (IoT) juxtaposed with the need for clinicians to improve health outcomes and drive personal accountability in health care creates an industry ripe for consumer transformation.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Robert Diamond, senior vice president and CIO at Health Quest. He discusses the shift toward consumerism in health care and how Health Quest has adapted.
Dr. Earl Steinberg, the CEO at xG Health Solutions, discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.
While medical advances have allowed many older adults to live longer, healthier lives, many are also living with multiple chronic and serious illnesses. This problem will require large-scale adoption of high-value, low-revenue innovations with dedicated expertise, persistence and ingenuity.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Keith Minard, the chief information officer at Chinese Hospital Association and Chinese Community Health Plan. He discusses the impact that health IT can have on small community hospitals.
It's clear that we're headed to a value-based world, but equally clear that it's going to take a while. Providers who will be straddling two business models for an extended period must make sure their information technology (IT) investments can fully support both, even when the models have needs that are different.
With the ever-evolving growth in technology, consumer expectations for this ownership are increasing. The industry must answer by supporting an open ecosystem that helps developers tap into the digitized record.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Dr. Steinberg discusses how analytics algorithms can improve patient outcomes and provider performance.
In celebration of Patient Access Week (April 1-7, 2018), here are some considerations for preparing your own patient access strategy for the world of value-based care.
In honor of Doctors’ Day, we have compiled nine blog posts that deliver a physician perspective on current health IT issues.
The health care landscape is shifting rapidly, and a fundamental redesign of the approach to the business of care and revenue cycle management is critical to financial solvency of health care organizations.
As health IT has evolved, so has the role of the CIO. Today, a health care organization’s chief information officer must be prepared to meet changing organizational, clinical and population health-related demands with increasingly capable and innovative technology.
In today's rapidly changing health care landscape, it's important to be up-to-date on technological advances, current legislation and fundamental shifts in care delivery.
In this post, Don Bisbee discusses the importance of interoperability with device connectivity, improving consumer experience and the future of device connectivity.
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we have compiled seven stories, blogs and podcasts that speak to the important role health IT can play in impacting patient safety.
As we celebrate Women's History Month, we would like to applaud the efforts of some leading female voices in the health IT (HIT) industry at Cerner and beyond. From C-suite executives to industry thought leaders, these nine women are working to continuously advanced the conversation around health care and technology.
In the final installment of our HIMSS18 series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor. This special edition episode of The Cerner Podcast features Dan Munro, a journalist covering health care technology innovation and policy.
That's a wrap on the final full day of #HIMSS18! In the third installment of our HIMSS18 series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.
We had an action-packed second day of #HIMSS18. In the second installment of this three-part series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.
The first full day of #HIMSS18 featured meaningful discussions around the advancement of health care and technology from leaders throughout the industry. In the first installment of this three-part series on The Cerner Podcast, we're peeling back the curtain and delivering insights straight from the floor.
It all starts by creating smarter care within.
We are just days away from HIMSS18. To stay up to date on the latest discussions in health IT (HIT), we have compiled a list of the 12 Twitter accounts you should be following. From industry organizations to veterans in health care, the accounts on this list will offer a deeper look into the action.
Health care delivery is complex, and change at this level of scale is never easy. To help mitigate this, the DoD has adopted the commercial best practice deployment strategy: incremental phasing, focusing on a smaller set of facilities first to work through issues and make adjustments to make the larger outcome better.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we’re joined by Dr. David McCallie, Cerner’s senior vice president of medical Informatics. He discusses some of the details surrounding TECFA and USCDI and gives his thoughts on what’s next on the path toward interoperability.
In this post, we learn about MoodTrek™, a smartphone app designed to help manage depression alongside a therapy and treatment plan.
Alcohol and drug addiction is a powerful illness that does not discriminate, gripping individuals and families across the world. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by William Moyers. William has spent the past two decades carrying the message of hope and healing to thousands of people using his own journey to inspire countless others to find help.
We’re accustomed to fierce competition as a core principle during the development of a new product or solution. This principle, however, must be abandoned when it comes time to develop the framework for advanced interoperability.
Consumerism in health care is becoming a growing trend as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to valued-based care. People want convenient, affordable care and an improved patient experience. And while user experience is well established in other industries like aviation, manufacturing and e-commerce, it’s just now coming to the forefront in health care.
As the Trump administration closes out its first full year in office and moves into a new year, we’re taking a look at the many updates to U.S. health care policy.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Jeffrey Cleveland, the medical director for the Carolinas HealthCare System, a not-for-profit health care system with more than 900 comprehensive care locations in North and South Carolina.
In this post, we take a look at the interoperability initiatives at work in England’s National Health Service, a publicly funded organization dedicated to commissioning of health care services in England.
Cerner’s new chairman and CEO, Brent Shafer, joined The Cerner Podcast to discuss what led him to a career in health care and what he’s most excited about in his new role.
Access to open and interoperable platforms are crucial to the future of the health care industry. Here, we’ve compiled a list of seven must-read related blogs.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Cerner's Don Bisbee discusses device connectivity, telehealth and consumerism in health care.
When evaluating a new electronic health record (EHR), an organization’s first consideration tends to center around the user experience: What will a new system mean for its clinicians? Will it enable more time with the patient? Will it result in more accurate recordkeeping and improved care delivery? How will the benefits stack up in comparison to the costs?
In November, Dr. Jigar Patel hosted the Cerner Physician Community (CPC) Webcast as part of the ongoing CPC Webcast Series.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, Meg Marshall helps us understand these moving pieces and what they mean for the health care industry.
It is no secret that health care costs continue to rise. Most health systems in the United States are under increasing pressure from payers and policymakers to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital — a pressure that, for many, is at odds with the traditional hospital care and business models.
On Jan. 5, 2018, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released two draft documents that promise profound impact on the activities and priorities of Health Information Networks (HINs), provider organizations that participate in them and the vendors that work with both to provide health IT (HIT) services.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Brian Kay, director of clinical effectiveness at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a behavioral health care hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Rogers offers inpatient, residential, partial-hospitalization and intensive outpatient services for behavioral health conditions.
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results. Nicole Latimer joined StayWell in 2016 as president and became CEO in 2017.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced a new Alternative Payment Model (APM) on Jan. 9, 2018, that not only reaffirms CMS and this administration’s commitment to a continued march toward value-based care (VBC), but also the continuation of bundled payments as a viable APM option.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Daphne Bascom, senior vice president and medical director at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City and professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine.
Donna Hart has been with Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) for over 20 years. She was also integral in launching the MyCookCountyHealth patient portal, designed to advance patient engagement. At HIMSS 2015, Hart earned a Health Information Technology Men & Women Award for her work in leveraging technology to enhance care. CCHHS also achieved HIMSS 7 EMR Adoption Model℠ status.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're featuring Rachel Maguire, research director for the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit think tank that helps organizations plan for the long-term future.
The industry is shifting from reactive sick care to proactive health management, from fragmented niche care to a cross-continuum care system and from reward for volume to reward for quality, efficiency and safety.
When we talk about social determinants of health (SDOH) and their influence on patients’ health status, we’re including factors like neighborhood, race, income, access to transportation and education level.
When was the last time there were people dancing at work? I remember seeing some sweet dance moves in 2014 when Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it was going to push the transition from International Classification of Diseases ninth revision (ICD-9) to ICD 10th revision (ICD-10) for the billing of diagnosis and procedures for one more year.
The Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology (SMART) Health IT platform and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) have utilized open standards to help advance health IT, fostering collaboration and lowering the barrier for innovation.
On this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we hear from Dr. Seth Krevat, assistant vice president for Safety at MedStar Health and a faculty associate at MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare.
At the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Annual Meeting, Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, highlighted the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) in improving interoperability.
The advent of the smartphone has changed everything – from the way we do business to the way we communicate with one another. Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile phones and apps, easy access to information is now the law of the land: Consumers expect it and businesses require it.
At the state level, there’s a lot of talk around health care reform and what it means for Medicaid, as well as some discussion around how Medicaid ties into population health management and social determinants of health.
From Thursday, November 30 through December 1, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. One of the hottest topics will be the upcoming release of the draft of Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will lay the groundwork for nationwide interoperability between networks.
Social determinants of health, defined as the circumstances in which people live and work, have a strong effect on an individual's health outcomes. Factors like safe housing and local food markets have more often been the concern of public health officials and health care professionals.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we're joined by Dr. Donald Rucker, the national coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC is considered the beating heart of American health care policy, and one of its primary platforms is the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
In a Q&A with Cerner's John Glaser, Pamela McNutt discussed Methodist’s population health journey and shared her advice for other health systems preparing their organizations for population health.
As health care systems and providers move toward meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), longitudinal care plans provide a means to improve communication and coordination as patients transition across settings. But what do we mean by a “longitudinal” plan, and how does that interact with the episodic care plan?
LEAN thinking is making its way into the healthcare industry. What does adopting a LEAN management practice mean for a healthcare system? In this blog, we’ll dive into a few of the key LEAN strategies that any healthcare organization can think about adding to their quality improvement program.
During a recent Scottsdale Institute Population Health Summit, health care executives from a variety of organizations came together to discuss the state of the industry, including current challenges, lessons learned and what’s next.
Health care organizations must continually evolve at the rapid pace of technological advancement to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, David Chou, vice president and chief information and digital officer at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, offers his insights on digital transformation in health care and strategies for the future. Children’s Mercy is one of the nation's top pediatric medical centers, with not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas.
Sometimes, it can be easy to think of children as little adults, especially when it comes to a clinical setting – but they think, act and heal differently. They require specialized care that spans the critical foundational period of their lives. The treatment of pediatric illness and trauma is critical to the psychosocial and developmental needs of our future generations. Here are four stories demonstrating how customized health IT solutions can meet the unique requirements of pediatric care.
Fact: Right now, America is facing an opioid epidemic.
We know this because we’ve seen the numbers. Americans consume 80 percent of the world’s opioid supply, and 142 citizens die every day from drug overdoses. Since 2000, the mortality rate for opioid overdoses has risen over 200 percent.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care providers can combat the opioid crisis. Listen here.
With sports medicine, athletic trainers and data analytics, athletes are improving their health outcomes. Read how here.
In the new issue of Perspectives, Cerner's thought leadership publication, we focus on the theme of patient experience. Read here.
Successful organizations focus on six aspects of population health, laddering up to a value-based care strategy. Read here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss effective governance strategies for hospital leadership. Listen here.
Cloud-based EHR technology allows rural health care providers to focus on and care for the patient. Read how here.
On Day 5 of CHC 2017, education sessions covered topics from clinical quality improvement to UX design for health IT. Read the recap.
On Day 4 of CHC 2017, President Zane Burke announced Cerner's commitment to a consumer-directed health record and interoperability.
On Day 3 of CHC 2017, we heard from thought leaders on digital disruption, emotional design, artificial intelligence and more.
On Day 2 of CHC 2017, we covered physician IT governance, creating a patient-focused revenue cycle and the opioid crisis. Read here.
Day 1 of the Cerner Health Conference 2017 kicked off with the Cerner Physician Community meeting. Read our recap here.
These five population health sessions at CHC 2017 explore how organizations can promote better health outcomes. Check out the list!
Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children's National, discusses how children require a different type of care. Read the interview.
These five revenue cycle management sessions at CHC 2017 explore how organizations can successfully manage their business. Read here.
These five sessions at CHC 2017 explore why interoperability is necessary for the continued advancement of health and care.
These sessions at CHC 2017 explore how health care organizations can make health plans unique to each patient. Check out the list!
In this blog, we unpack the continuous Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read on!
These are the five health IT thought leaders you need to follow on Twitter. Check out the list!
What is community-integrated health? Here, we give a definition and strategies to achieve it. Read on!
These four clinical sessions at CHC 2017 explore ways to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. Check out the list!
These four sessions at CHC 2017 explore how the U.S. military is expanding care and information security. Check out the list!
These sessions at CHC 2017 explore how rural health systems can help shape the changing health care landscape. Check out the list!
These sessions at CHC 2017 explore ways to optimize population health outcomes to tools. Check out the list!
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care is evolving. Listen here.
These sessions at CHC 2017 explore ways to align strategic business relationships for health organizations. Check out the list!
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how provider-sponsored health plans are gaining momentum. Listen here.
We need to understand how to tailor big data to provide person-centric care. Read more here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how organizations can engage with consumers. Listen here.
Optimizing workflow and productivity is critical to aligning staffing needs with individual patient care. Read more in these stories.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how organizations can improve the security of patient information. Listen here.
Using social determinants is about preventing people from getting sick and optimizing positive outcomes. Read more here.
We explore the landscape of MU in 2018 and 2019, including requirements, what to expect and how to prepare. Read more here.
We need to continue breaking down the silos that have restricted data exchange across electronic health records. Learn how here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss meaningful use stage 3 and attestation. Listen here.
Strategic alignment is about forging a path toward a business partnership. Read here for five essential principles of alignment.
These five blogs dive into this crisis and what the health care industry can do about it. Check out the list.
Optimal nurse staffing is not about overstaffing or understaffing – it’s about having an investment strategy. Learn more here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how actionable data can be used to create greater efficiency. Listen here.
This Q&A addresses how population health management can save communities. Learn how to lay the groundwork in this blog.
These five blogs address how the health care industry must evolve to meet the needs of today's consumer population. Check out the list!
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the evolution of Health Care IT and interoperability. Listen here.
Interoperability continues to be one of the greatest challenges the health care industry faces. Listen to these podcasts to learn more.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how open standards encourage a new level of innovation within health care IT.
If we're going to wield the powers of emotionally centered design, we need to understand it better. Learn about this UX tenet here.
There are three key areas the health care industry should focus on improving to achieve interoperability goals. Learn about them here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the market shift and what organizations can do to deliver better care. Listen here.
IoT is a network of devices, technologies and databases embedded with software, sensors and connectivity that enable greater value and insight by exchanging data with other devices or with a central location.
We’re proud to announce that the University Hospital of Ghent (UZ Gent) has entered into partnership with Cerner for the implementation of a fully integrated electronic health record (EHR).
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how mobile devices are becoming commonplace in the health care industry. Listen here.
With the passage of MACRA, learn how alternative payment models are propelling health care towards value-based care.
These 18 "MACRAnyms" will help you navigate frequently used terms surrounding MACRA and value-based care programs.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how you can prepare for Meaningful Use stage 3. Listen here.
Priti Lakhani talks about empathy in healthcare.
Carolinas HealthCare System chose Cerner’s population health management platform to manage care. Learn more.
Here are five ways health care organizations can align for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) success. Read here.
On this podcast, we discuss effective ways to impact health and behaviors through workplace wellness programs. Listen now.
An effective health care marketing strategy should focus on the patient experience, brand value and the personalization. Learn why.
On this podcast, we discuss the critical component in optimizing your health care business continuity plans. Listen now.
In this blog, we explore rising trends in health care consumerism that have a substantial impact on the industry. Read it here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how to ensure a successful physician documentation implementation. Listen now.
Learn how to use data to help drive workplace health strategies, lower costs and improve the well-being of your employees.
In order to help curb drug abuse, almost all states have created prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) that collect, monitor and analyze electronically transmitted prescribing and dispensing data. Some state legislators, which includes some Missouri lawmakers, refuse to support PDMPs due to privacy concerns.
In this episode, you’ll find out how policy is shaping health care IT and new models of care. Listen to The Cerner Podcast for more.
In part 2 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act.
Truman Medical Centers and Cerner have teamed up to launch comprehensive disease management programs. Learn more.
In part 1 of this blog, we explore how information blocking applies to HIT developers as it relates to the 21st Century Cures Act.
You can foster mental health awareness by providing mental health education and supportive services within the workplace. Learn more.
We discuss how developing a population health management strategy is crucial to understanding your population. Learn more.
We examine three ways to address overall patient care efficiency, clinical communications and operational inefficiencies.
In this podcast, we discuss how organizations can decipher the new rules and adapt to this ever-evolving marketplace.
In this blog, we explain how collaboration in nursing helps organizations drive fundamental cultural change and improve care.
Cerner President Zane Burke explains how interoperability advances the way care is delivered through improved information exchange.
In this blog, we look at how collaborating and exchanging information between clinics and hospitals can help advance interoperability.
Find out how to address the significant challenges of rural health care in this blog on open data access and innovation.
In this podcast, we discuss how to make the right investments in data security and cybersecurity to protect patient information.
Cerner and Fusionetics announced a collaboration to integrate Fusionetics assessment programming with Cerner’s HealtheAthlete.
We examine how data analytics can increase operational efficiencies to improve patient outcomes in small hospitals. Read more.
NeuroLogix Technologies will integrate its C3Logix concussion management system with Cerner’s HealtheAthlete® health management system.
On this blog, we shed some light on how physician-centered initiatives can positively impact patient outcomes.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how technology can drive innovative and collaborative community health care.
We can create actionable experiences for the populations we serve – including effectively managing high-cost, at-risk populations.
Learn how HIT solutions and services can empower clients to identify, engage and maintain lifetime consumer relationships at scale.
In this podcast, we learn how to bolster cybersecurity workforce development through education and research opportunities. Listen now.
With increased digitization in business, companies that capitalize on the opportunities that digital business offers will thrive.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss interoperability, patient engagement and consumerism in health care. Listen here.
As health IT solutions become more robust and connected, the risk of cybersecurity threats increases. Learn more on our blog.
Here are three main areas where health care organizations may find opportunities to advance their goals for interoperability.
On this podcast, we discuss virtual care and the impact telehealth has on clinical effectiveness, efficiency and workflow implications.
More consumers are looking for health care providers that offer them the best customer experience for their money and needs. Read more.
We’ve compiled a roundup of Cerner.com blogs that deliver a physician perspective on current health IT issues. Read them here.
While the ACA lives to see another day, there are critical issues that require attention. Learn more about policy on our blog.
On this podcast, we share insights on how to address legal concerns and remain HIPAA compliant while making the move to the cloud.
The St. John Sepsis Surveillance Agent uses cloud computing with data analytics to screen and activate on high-risk patients.
Thriving in change means finding the potential benefits, communicating through it and bringing people along with that. Read more.
Academic medical centers are responsible for shaping the minds of future health care leaders and advance medical research. Read more.
Regarding health IT-related federal policy, what will happen with meaningful use (MU)? Read more.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the Internet of Things and the impact on health care. Listen now.
Collaboration is helping drive fundamental cultural change and improve care. Learn more here.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the opportunities and challenges of opening notes to patients. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss the impact of the Trump administration on health care policy. Listen now.
Today, many clinicians are conflicted between their values for patient-centered care and the focus on financial and business issues.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how end-user training for IT systems support military medicine. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss developments surrounding MHS GENESIS and the Department of Defense. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how health care organizations must guard against a cybersecurity threats. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss how the ability to aggregate health data will provide better outcomes. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss obstacles on the road to interoperability for health care organizations. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss policy updates during the first month of the Trump administration. Listen now.
In this episode of The Cerner Podcast, we discuss barriers to interoperability and other health care trends. Listen now.
Announcing the debut of Cerner's premiere thought leadership publication, Perspectives, bringing you the best in health IT.
Everything you need to know about what to expect from new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Read here.
Population health management is showing us that the future of the industry is person-centered care. Read more here.
Application programming interfaces are the way forward for interoperability. Learn more here.
Cerner is delivering a modern, open and integrated health IT solution for the Department of Defense. Read the details.
Consumerism is no longer a buzzword – it's a part of our healthcare ecosystem. Read more here.
Our industry is diligently working to understand and address the evolution of the health care consumer. Read more.
User Experience (UX) plays a critical role in health care and health IT. Learn more here.
Everything you need to know about Cerner's plans for HIMSS17. Read here.
We take a deep dive into what a repeal of Obamacare would look like for current health care policy. Read here.
Interoperability is about exchanging data between multiple systems. Learn about its implications for health care here.
Read here for tips to get people engaged in your workplace health programs.
Children's National modernizes its revenue cycle management. Read here.
Organizational changes are announced that position Cerner for continued success in shaping the future of health care. Learn more!
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses some actions the new Trump administration might take. Read more.
Georgia Gov. directs state funding to Cerner client Augusta University to strengthen nation’s cyber defense framework. Read more.
As 2016 comes to a close, Cerner rounds up its top 10 blog posts of the year. Enjoy this look back at the year!
CommonWell Health Alliance and Carequality work together to create level interoperability playing field for all provider organizations.
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses the new Trump administrations's approach to health care.
Cerner helps client, Tuality Healthcare, get recognized for "Best Medium-Sized Hospital IT Department." Learn more!
Kashif Rathore, Director of Interoperability for Cerner, discusses current state of interoperability and its future outlook. Read more.
CEO and Co-Founder Neal Patterson made a surprise appearance at CHC16. See what he had to say!
Cerner presents panel of organizations at CHC16 to share impact of integrating health and care services for workforces. Learn more.
Cerner and client, Children's Medical Center, talk cybersecurity -- why it's important, common mistakes and what to do.
Integrating PDMP into the EHR system can reduce opioid overdoses and help save lives. Learn more!
Cerner works with Children's National Health System (CNHS) to launch employee wellness program. Learn about it here!
During CHC, programmers and developers will attend a series of educational trainings regarding the Cerner Open Developer Experience.
CoxHealth, the first to use Cerner's CDI solution, has experienced efficiency and additional revenue. Learn more here.
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are coming soon to health care. Know what’s required and have a plan.
The election of Donald Trump as president has many implicaitons regarding health care and health reform. Learn about them here!
Meg Marshall, senior director of public policy for Cerner, discusses health care policy and the direction it is heading. Learn more!
Deborah J. Bowen, President and CEO of Cerner industry partner ACHE, shares her thoughts on what it means to lead with intent.
Three Cerner clients share insight into their experience connecting long-term and post acute care organizations to acute facilities.
In the MACRA Quality Payment Program rule, CMS provides Eligible Clinicians participating in 2017 with options. Learn about them now!
Cerner's Lights-On service celebrates 10 years of helping organizations improve delivering patient care through the use of data.
Harvard professor Willy Shih discusses disruption in the marketplace and the benefits of silo-free thinking to drive innovation.