KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- When Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq:CERN) debuts its 13,000 square feet booth (6965) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference in Orlando, Fla., visitors will hear first-hand experiences from three Cerner clients who have achieved HIMSS Stage 7 – the industry's top health care IT designation.
Leaders from University of Missouri Health Care, Truman Medical Centers and Adventist Health System, will be in Cerner's booth Feb. 24-26, respectively. They'll share their paperless journeys, highlight other solutions they're using to streamline care, and detail how they achieved this elite level of electronic medical record adoption.
HIMSS Stage 7 is the most advanced level of EMR usage, essentially making paper charts obsolete in patient care. These three of Cerner's Stage 7 clients are part of an esteemed group of U.S. health care systems, with less than two percent of health care organizations nationwide achieving this advanced stage.
University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, Mo.
MU Health Care has more than 50 clinics across mid-Missouri, with more than 1,000 physicians and medical residents in inpatient and outpatient settings. MU Health Care credits its unique partnership with Cerner for becoming one of the few health systems to reach HIMSS Stage 7 in both its acute and ambulatory settings.
While in Cerner's booth on Monday, Feb. 24, three physicians from MU Health Care will share how the organization has advanced EMR adoption and increased physician satisfaction. In addition, they will share how MU Health Care is connecting patients to their health care teams and empowering them to improve their well-being by providing them with easy access to their own health information.
Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, Mo.
A long-time Cerner partner, TMC is an academic medical center that specializes in chronic disease management in Kansas City. With 50 clinics, it also was Missouri's first health system to reach the HIMSS Stage 7 acute and ambulatory achievement.
While in Cerner's booth on Tuesday, Feb. 25, a team from TMC will discuss how Cerner solutions helped the provider to reduce patient falls and pressure ulcers, achieve financial benefits, as well as to track supply and transcription reductions.
Adventist Health System, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
With 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states, Adventist Health System serves more than 4.5 million patients annually. The faith-based provider's continuum of care includes urgent care centers, home health and hospice agencies, and skilled nursing facilities.
Six of Adventist Health System's hospitals – Florida Hospital Flagler, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Emory-Adventist Hospital, Manchester Memorial Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital– have achieved HIMSS Level 7.
While in Cerner's booth on Wednesday, Feb. 26, a team from Adventist Health System will discuss EHR optimization and adoption, as well as the provider's experience with Cerner's Revenue Cycle and Case Management solutions.
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