From July 2013 to June 2015, Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa, saw its pharmacy spend increase by a whopping 35 percent. But through the work of Genesis and the Value Creation Office (VCO), the 642-bed organization reversed this trend, saving more than $710,000 in the first six months of 2016. The savings came from reductions in the average daily cost of antimicrobials for each patient, in the length of stay for patients on an antimicrobial drug(s), some early returns on reducing in-hospital-acquired infections and better formulary management.
Augusta University Health works closely with Cerner through a strategic alignment called the Jaguar Collaborative. In this blog, Dr. Phillip Coule, AU Health’s associate chief medical officer and chief patient safety officer, explains how the collaboration is helping AU Health drive fundamental cultural change and improve care.
<p class="body-text-small">Augusta University Health works closely with Cerner through a strategic alignment called the Jaguar Collaborative. In this blog, Dr. Phillip Coule, AU Health’s associate chief medical officer and chief patient safety officer, explains how the collaboration is helping AU Health drive fundamental cultural change and improve care.</p>
Thanks to the work of leaders at Fort HealthCare and others in Fort Atkinson, Wisc., healthy behaviors are becoming the way of life for area residents of Jefferson County. Based on overall health outcomes, the southern Wisconsin county, where Fort HealthCare is the dominant healthcare provider, ranks 8th out of 72 counties in 2016, according to County Health Rankings, up from 33rd in 2012.
At the University of Missouri, we don’t want to just be good at delivering care – we want to be iconic for delivering care. Through our partnership with Cerner, we want to raise the stature of the organization so that we’re one of the leaders.
Nanticoke Health Services is working with Cerner ITWorks to tackle some biggest challenges of growing a national network for data exchange in one of the smallest states, Delaware. In this blog, Charles Palmer, the chief information officer and ITWorks client director for Nanticoke Health Services, talks about how his 100-bed organization has become one of the leading users of the CommonWell Health Alliance within the Cerner client base.
<p class="body-text-small">Nanticoke Health Services is working with Cerner ITWorks to tackle some biggest challenges of growing a national network for data exchange in one of the smallest states, Delaware. In this blog, Charles Palmer, the chief information officer and ITWorks client director for Nanticoke Health Services, talks about how his 100-bed organization has become one of the leading users of the CommonWell Health Alliance within the Cerner client base.</p>
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) have recognized Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., for “developing and deploying transformational information technology.
Since implementing Network Assurance in April 2014, CoxHealth — a 950-bed integrated health network in southwest Missouri — has experienced zero network outages, a 95 percent reduction in some radiology image load times and improved clinical staff satisfaction, along with other enhancements. Prior to implementation, CoxHealth clinicians dealt with frequent troubleshooting and network outages affecting electronic health records (EHRs). Often, they resorted to paper medical records and down-time procedures that interfered with their No. 1 priority: patient care. “Your end users are not going to be patient waiting on a network and hope it's functioning,” said Lynne Yaggy, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, Cox Medical Center Branson. “We are saving lives. We are taking care of patients, and that's the priority. “Improving the platform in which we all work from is how we improve patient care.” As an organization known for being invested in the communities around Springfield, Monett and Branson, Mo., CoxHealth leaders knew upgrading the network was a crucial investment to ensure their patients’ care could continue seamlessly within the EHR.
Innovation is a Cerner hallmark — Forbes’ magazine ranks Cerner #37 on its list of the world’s most innovative companies. The unique relationships formed through ITWorks enables our clients have the chance to work with us to create and test new technologies.
“We’re thrilled with our partnership with the Bear Institute because it puts us on the leading edge of technology and bringing that technology to children and the care of children,” said Kurt Newman, MD, president and chief executive officer, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C.
Our Cerner ITWorks clinical leaders collaborate with your executive clinical staff to drive adoption and increase end-user satisfaction. These experienced leaders recommend best practices and help you develop effective IT governance frameworks based on your organizational needs and goals.
“We’re catching nursing up to the 21st century and where we need to be with Cerner as a partner,” said Laura Brower, RN, chief nursing officer, Augusta University Health in Augusta, Ga. “It’s exciting.”
The long-term nature of these relationships allows Cerner and your organization to take advantage of predictable IT spending and realize the expected value of purchased solutions.
“Cash flow, capital and operating costs [can] be predictable over a 10-year horizon,” said Susan Green, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Mass.
We create an on-site project management office (PMO) structure with centralized support to access broader knowledge from other ITWorks clients. This office also offers flexible resources as project needs change.
“When ITWorks came in, they provided the steps and processes to get a PMO in place,” Michael Aliotta, ITWorks project manager, Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, N.Y. “I’ve been able to learn and see, first hand, building a PMO and what a project management office should look like.”
By working together, we help implement IT projects on your strategic roadmap faster, using the resources and experience of our Cerner Services and ITWorks Core teams.
“By joining ITWorks, I would say we have jumped to warp speed,” said Robert Ferber, MD, chief clinical information officer, Nanticoke Health Services, Seaford, Del. “We are really accomplishing a lot and seeing new ideas in the near horizon that I don’t think would have happened.”
“Partnering with Cerner allows Nanticoke to leverage technology to improve quality and patient safety and allows for our projected 10-year roadmap to be completed in three,” added Penny Short, RN, chief operating officer, Nanticoke Health Services.
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