The time has never been better for hospitals, long-term post-acute care centers, behavioral health providers and other organizations to engage together through health information technology to improve care coordination, care delivery, patient outcomes and the patient experience. Nearly 300 associates at Cerner spend every day focused on delivering truly integrated solutions to the continuum of care.
“It’s nice to be able to show a patient, “look we’ve been tracking your depression scores for the past 6 weeks. Let’s look at that together and see what kind of progress you’ve made.”
— Dr. Stephanie Eken, Rogers Memorial Hospital
Anxiety, stress, grief and other mental health concerns are on a KC conference agenda
Cerner: Behavioral health is a 'growth area' for industry
Success in promoting population health cannot be achieved unless we are able to engage in true coordination across the health care continuum. In order for clinicians and care teams to provide the best possible treatments for an individual, they need to understand the whole patient. Yet, despite the prevailing focus on population health across the broad health care landscape, existing payer and delivery models neglect nearly all of what takes place beyond the walls of the hospital. Thus, the current delivery system is deeply fragmented with sizeable portions of a patient’s data held in different silos, especially data derived from the interactions people have with behavioral health providers – those that provide services for mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities. This partitioning of information has resulted in a piecemeal understanding of an individual’s personal health story, as well as the inability of care providers to address the holistic needs of those they serve.
Our solution for assisted living helps providers eliminate the undesirable effects of paper documentation and helps identify when resident acuity levels change and decrease.
Our electronic documentation software to help service providers improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
Our Home and Community Care solutions support the clinical, financial, administrative and management functions of Home Health while also enabling clinicians to review patient electronic medical records and provide documentation at the point-of-care.
We share a commitment with long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers to help make senior care management better than it is today.
Our open business approach for interoperable technologies helps organizations advance patient care by securely exchanging and accessing information across the health care ecosystem.
To aid organizations in empowering people, families and care teams to be active participants in their health and care, Cerner offers a robust member engagement solution that enables a person and their care team to be aligned, informed and educated on an ongoing basis.
Managing populations, one person at a time.
Our fully-integrated Rehabilitation solution connects to every venue of care, allowing care teams to easily access patient data and ultimately provide better care.
Behavioral health is focused on the state or being of individuals in relation to their overall health and wellness, with particular attention to brain-based antecedents of the behaviors that contribute to an individual’s health and wellness. These brain-based conditions are usually broken down into a few major groupings: mental health, addiction, developmental disability and cognitive decline. Additionally, behavioral health is increasingly a focus in health care as it relates to patient engagement and “behavioral modification/change,” as the behaviors that we engage in (or fail to engage in) largely impact our overall health and wellness.
Cerner is committed to delivering information solutions that contribute to the systematic improvement of health care delivery and the health of the communities by bridging the gap across different care settings while making the transition from Inpatient to Outpatient seamless.