Health care providers in smaller communities often face challenges those in larger areas don’t experience. Geographic isolation, workforce shortages, educational disparities and diminishing resources can make it harder to deliver high-quality care.
At Cerner, we believe everyone deserves access to high-quality care, regardless of their ZIP code. Rural hospitals serve 51 million Americans, and Cerner is committed to providing technology and services to help those facilities thrive, and to help ensure individuals in all communities have access to quality, comprehensive health care. We can help organizations of all types and size serve the unique needs of their populations.
CommunityWorks collaborates with community, critical access and specialty hospitals to identify opportunities to increase value for you and your patients. The ability to share information across facilities and across the continuum of care helps to keep you connected to your patients and provide a higher standard of care. Utilizing our expertise in IT, process improvement and transformational leadership, we can help you shift from reactive care to proactive health management. CommunityWorks is focused on empowering patients to take control of their health, and creating stronger, healthier communities.
With facilities being forced to do more with less, community hospitals face challenges in how to best serve their populations. CommunityWorks offers the opportunity to utilize solutions and services spanning the continuum of care to help you manage the health of your community. this model keeps up with market and regulatory trends, and helps you bring the latest in healthcare innovation to your facility and your community.
Financial constraints, physician and staff shortages, facility limitations and remote locations are among the challenges rural hospitals face. additionally, individuals living in these communities tend to face a broader range of health challenges than those living in urban areas. communityworks provides these organizations with the solutions and services needed to derive value from your hospital’s technology. we help take care of the technology and so you can focus on caring for your patients.
Today, communityworks provides heart, rehab and surgical hospitals with our cloud-based delivery model. specialty hospitals have unique challenges and workflows while also facing decreased reimbursements, fewer employees and patients who demand specialty care. our model is designed to minimize these pressures and enable your hospital to meet your patient’s needs
With CommunityWorks solutions, you can share and access information easily among multiple facilities and across the continuum of care. Hospitals, clinics, physician offices, long-term care facilities, satellite clinics – all of your locations – become connected.
Cerner CommunityWorks offers a business model that aligns with your core strategies, so you pay for the value you receive. We’ll measure before, during and after implementation to ensure our solutions and services are helping you meet your objectives.
Cerner offers a fixed-fee, value-based implementation in order to give a predictable total cost of ownership. With a fixed-fee implementation, clients can feel confident that their costs won’t creep out of control.
With several employees wearing multiple hats, many organizations don’t have the capacity to fully resource a substantial IT department. Cerner CommunityWorks aims to lower this burden by providing operational monitoring and support in addition to system updates, enhancements and code upgrades to ensure you are always maximizing use the latest and greatest technology.
In an environment where system downtime can lead to critical issues, Cerner CommunityWorks delivers peace of mind to clients with 99% guaranteed uptime.
Today’s technology driven environment offers significant opportunities through data. Cerner CommunityWorks provides your organization with dashboards and analytic capabilities that allow you to truly maximize the value of the data you capture.
Rural hospitals are often the lifeblood of their communities – which makes their closures noteworthy. By now, many have likely heard the data around rural hospital closures within the last decade: Since 2010, there have been more than 80. But if we push the timeline back just five years to 2005, the number of such closures increases to more than 120. Additionally, there are currently more than 650 additional rural facilities around the country that are at risk of closing.
Every health care system leader knows the importance of watching each penny, but those in rural areas face tighter budgets, with little room for error. Staff at Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), in Carrollton, Missouri, found utilizing Cerner RevWorks℠, along with other changes at the health system, helped ease financial concerns while increasing gross revenue and cash collections by more than 100 percent across acute and ambulatory facilities.
This episode of The Cerner Podcast features Susan Schmidt, the EHR strategist at Pagosa Springs Medical Center. Pagosa Springs Medical Center is a critical access hospital based in southwestern Colorado, and with only 11 beds, it is the smallest facility to achieve HIMSS Stage 7, and only the second facility to achieve Stage 7 under the newer, stricter 2018 guidelines. In this episode, Susan discusses the importance of critical access hospitals and how health IT helps Pagosa Springs stay independent.
Illinois Rural Community Care Organization (IRCCO) has selected Cerner to implement Cerner HealtheIntentSM, its big data and insights platform for population health management, across its accountable care organization (ACO) to coordinate care for Medicare patients throughout the state of Illinois.
“In order to move the needle forward in how we provide care for the Medicare patients of Illinois, we need to work with a health IT company that can take all our clinical and financial data and make it valuable,” said Pat Schou, executive director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. “We think Cerner’s population health solutions will help the doctors and nurses at our member hospitals across the state feel confident in their decision making. Comprehensive and comparative reports, which include information on the care individual patients receive and the overall health of our patients, support the ACO in targeting its strategies to improve the delivery and cost of care by providers.”
Most lab results at Nevada Regional Medical Center, in Nevada, Missouri, now automatically appear in the electronic health record (EHR), after the hospital implemented lab autoverification in Cerner’s PathNet®. The process sped up turnaround time, the time it takes to run lab samples and post results into the EHR. In addition, it reduced the risk for errors.
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.
Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), a community care facility in Laconia, New Hampshire, faced troubling conditions before its Cerner revenue cycle implementation in April 2017. There was a complete turnover in c-suite leadership, and to make matters worse, it had only 10 days cash on hand. Fortunately, through comprehensive risk analysis, dedicated project management and collaboration between its project team and Cerner’s, LRGH not only kept its doors open, it stabilized its discharged not final billed (DNFB) a mere eight weeks post-implementation.
No matter the size or affiliation of your practice, we can provide integrated clinical and financial solutions for more than 40 physician specialties that enable regulatory compliance, improve patient experience, and may save you time and money.
Our Application Management Services (AMS) provide more than traditional support. We have a dedicated team ready to resolve your issues and manage upgrades. The team monitors your system, identifies potential issues and owns its prevention and resolution — with minimal involvement from your staff.
We're advancing health care by promoting standards that support open and interoperable systems. With CommunityWorks solutions, you can easily share and access information from multiple facilities across the continuum of care. We break down organizational, vendor and geographical barriers so your locations are securely connected.
We help organizations manage populations for value-based care. Our programmable, comprehensive suite of solutions and services enables organizations to know and predict what will happen within a population, engage the person, family and care team and manage outcomes to improve health and care. Our networks empower communities through our industry-recognized platform, technology and services that support your clinical, financial and operational needs.
We take software updates, disaster recovery plans, enterprise cloud services and data security seriously. Our IT experts take care of the system, so you can focus on your patients. Cerner’s remote hosting services have been named Best in KLAS for application hosting from 2009-2018. These services help ensure high-level system availability in our secure technology centers.
Our clinically-driven revenue cycle approach improves workflows across the continuum of care. This integrated strategy allows you to drive revenue cycle performance in today's fee-for-service environment while also preparing for the risk-based models of tomorrow. Our portfolio of integrated solutions and services help improve workflows and control cost to collect across acute and ambulatory venues.
Cerner’s surgery solutions mirror the way providers practice medicine because we use the expertise of perioperative clinicians to develop them. Our solutions support the spectrum of perioperative care, from scheduling through discharge. They facilitate information sharing and care coordination across operational, nursing, anesthesia and surgical workflows to help ensure you’re able to deliver safe and efficient surgical care.
Yes. The CommunityWorks model is the same EHR platform used at Cerner’s other industry-leading clients such as Adventist Health, Emory Healthcare and Intermountain Healthcare.
To provide our community, critical access and specialty hospital clients with the best solutions and services at a reduced cost, Cerner CommunityWorks utilizes a multi-tenant approach.
Multi-tenancy refers to an architecture where multiple client organizations (tenants) run a single instance of software on a shared domain that hosts end-user applications for multiple concurrent users.
All client data remains secure and private with the CommunityWorks delivery model.
Having served community, critical access and specialty hospitals as a trusted advisor and source of innovation since 2009, Cerner is well positioned to provide our clients with the stability and vision they need from their technology partner. With cumulative research and development spend exceeding $6 billion, Cerner will continue to deliver award-winning solutions today while also preparing for the future.
Over 80% of live, eligible acute CommunityWorks clients have successfully achieved HIMSS Stage 6. The features and functionality available with Cerner CommunityWorks allow our community and rural health clients to meet the criteria for HIMSS Stage 6 upon going live.
Additionally, Pagosa Springs Medical Center achieved HIMSS Stage 7 in February 2018, making them the smallest independent hospital to accomplish this feat.
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