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October 01, 2013

Building a Healthy Nevada

By: J.D. Kehrman, city manager, City of Nevada (Mo.)

As the City Manager for the community of Nevada, Missouri, I have seen first-hand how the overall health of a community can affect the growth and sustainability of a town. Even though our town is growing in transportation, education and healthcare sectors our rankings are extremely low in state heath reports.... Read full story

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August 27, 2013

Reporting: The secret sauce for successful wellness programming

By: Erin Lovett, team lead, Cerner Wellness

Wellness programs are no longer viewed as an extra perk, rather, they’re coming of age as a strategic imperative. With tax incentives and new laws under the recent federal health care legislation, many companies can leverage wellness programs to chip away at their enormous health care costs.... Read full story

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August 07, 2013

Genetics and obesity

By: Sarah Bride, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

Obesity continues to be an epidemic, and as a society we are constantly trying to put a finger on exactly what the causes are. Recently there has been debate over obesity and the role of genetics.... Read full story

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July 30, 2013

Is obesity a bigger global health crisis than hunger?

By: Andrea Dietzen, program coordinator, Cerner Wellness

CNN recently released an article stating that obesity was now a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, citing a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet. The basis of the statement was tied to the claim that non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes were now the leading causes of years spent sick or injured, and additionally that the global rates of obesity have climbed 82 percent in the past two decades. ... Read full story

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July 11, 2013

The Cerner Population Health Summit: Celebrating leadership in population health management

By: Brad Carey, vice president and general manager, Cerner

To further support our clients in their development of effective population health management strategies, and celebrate the successful work that’s been done to date, I’m proud to announce our inaugural Population Health Summit, which kicks off today in Kansas City.... Read full story

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June 25, 2013

Carolinas HealthCare System encourages teammates to LiveWELL

By: Cerner Corporation

Recently, the National Business Group on Health announced the winners of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles AwardsJoining Cerner in receiving Platinum recognition, for the second year in a row, is one of our clients, Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS). We spoke with Lucy Dean, assistant vice president of Carolinas Healthcare System’s teammate wellness program, about what challenges CHS was able to overcome to achieve national recognition.... Read full story

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June 21, 2013

Primary Health Network: A new health care experience

By: Amanda Adkins, general manager, Cerner

Believing that health care in 2020 will be about managing conditions over the course of a lifetime, we’ve asked ourselves the question, “If the health system could be re-organized and person centered what would it look like?” The Primary Health Network is our answer.... Read full story

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March 21, 2013

Examining the 2013 County Health Rankings

By: Cerner Corporation

Earlier this week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2013 County Health Rankings. These rankings help illustrate what makes residents living in almost every county in the United States sick or healthy, and how counties in each state compare with one another.... Read full story

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February 25, 2013

Making an investment in population health management

By: Matthew Swindells, senior vice president, Cerner

As you’ve probably read, today we announced our intentions to acquire a company called PureWellness. Co-founders Ken Kaufman, Ron Keen and the rest of their team have developed a remarkable online health and wellness platform available to millions of individuals across the United States, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them moving forward.... Read full story

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February 19, 2013

A paperless IT system helps us deliver world-class care

By: Jim Dahl, CIO, Fort HealthCare

At Fort HealthCare, we’ve got plenty of reasons to celebrate. In March, we’re scheduled to receive the highest possible award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) at its 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Reaching Stage 7 is quite an achievement — especially for a relatively small organization like Fort HealthCare.... Read full story

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