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May 29, 2015

Cerner Completes Partnerships for Healthy America Commitment


By: Cerner

In 2013, Cerner made the commitment to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). PHA works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families.... Read full story


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May 28, 2015

Essential Steps to ICD-10


By: Sam Grefrath, Practice Manager, Regulatory Compliance Practice;Lisa Munn, Senior Strategy Analyst, Cerner Ambulatory

Patient visits often center on telling the patient story, yet revenue often centers upon properly documenting and coding the patient encounter. It’s our priority to help guide your practice to a place where physicians can focus on their true passion without stress from health care deadlines. Here are a few things we, at Cerner, have done to prepare for the ICD-10 mandate.... Read full story


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May 28, 2015

We Remember Pete Strombom


By: John Glaser, Senior Vice President

Pete Strombom was all of these – a great friend, a major contributor to the CIO profession and a leader of a provider organization. I smiled when I saw Pete at CHIME events and was pleased to have a warm conversation with him (with the exotic New Zealand accent of his).... Read full story


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May 20, 2015

Physician All Stars


By: Cerner

Dr. Ori Lotan and Dr. Marreddy Yeruva, CMIOs at Universal Health Services (UHS), were honored at the Spring Cerner Physician Community Meeting with the Documentation All-Star Award. Dr. Lotan shared with us how the organization is implementing dynamic documentation across 25 acute care facilities and the solution’s impact on clinicians and patients.... Read full story


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May 18, 2015

Spring 2015 Cerner Physician Community Meeting


By: Cerner

Cerner welcomed over 100 physicians from a record number 69 organizations, attending the spring 2015 edition of Cerner Physician Community, May 12 – 14 in Kansas City. The hot Health IT topic of interoperability was a main theme

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May 14, 2015

Treating the Whole Person


By: Melinda Wagner, General Manager, Behavioral Health Operations

People are complex. There are environmental, genetic, physical, social and mental factors that affect our health. A clinician’s ability to drive quality is impeded when we dissect the head from the heart in our single focus on physical health. Given nearly half of the population will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone is impacted by mental health challenges either directly or as a caregiver, family member, friend, etc. Absent appropriate and timely care, these factors become barriers to true health for the consumer and ultimately the community.... Read full story


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May 11, 2015

Big Data in Nursing


By: Ellen Harper, DNP, RN-BC, MBA, FAAN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Every year during National Nurses Week, I think back on my 35 years in the nursing profession. For nurses, every day brings new challenges and opportunities. Working in multiple levels and areas of the nursing spectrum – direct patient care, hospital administration and health information technology (HIT) – one thing remains constant: change.... Read full story


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May 07, 2015

Twitter Chat Recap: Preparing for ICD-10


By: Cerner

Cerner will host a Twitter Chat from 11 a.m. to noon CT, Wed., May 27, about ICD-10 preparation, though the @CernerPhysician account. The hour-long discussion will bring together ICD-10 preparedness thought leaders. Cerner’s Director of Regulatory Compliance, Mike Hourigan, will participate in the chat as well as invited special guests, including Cerner clients.

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April 20, 2015

Staying out of the headlines – security of ePHI in health care


By: Randy Dulin, Principal Consultant, Cerner HS Technology Services

Upon the announcement of the Anthem breach in March, I received several letters from Anthem – one for each member of my family – warning that they had discovered “a sophisticated attack to gain unauthorized access to Anthem’s IT system” that resulted in those attackers obtaining “personal information relating to consumers.”... Read full story


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April 17, 2015

HIMSS15 Day 3 Recap


By: Cerner

We wrapped up HIMSS15 with another full day of activities. Attendees saw how Millennium integrates with Cerner Practice Management in order to create a single patient record in our Ambulatory workflow zone. The integration allows providers to improve collections and staff efficiency. In the RevCycle zone, attendees could get a personalized demo of our revenue management solutions.... Read full story


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