VIENNA, July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt (General Accident Insurance Institution, AUVA) agreed to implement Cerner Millennium® electronic health record in seven emergency hospitals and four rehabilitation centers. The new agreement will significantly expand Cerner's market share in Austria.
"It has always been one of our main priorities to provide efficiency through innovation," explains University lecturer Dr. Thomas Mück, deputy general manager of AUVA. "We have found a competent partner in Cerner, an organization that has pursued the vision to make health care safer and more efficient for more than 30 years. Cerner's innovative information system will enable us to work faster and be more precise, thus further increasing the patient care quality in our hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The increased efficiency of AUVA's information technology is another positive aspect."
"We look forward to an ambitious and innovative project which will allow us to demonstrate our clinical expertise and extensive experience with complex implementations. Together, AUVA and Cerner will look to improve efficiency and patient outcomes, as well as digital decision support," adds Holger Cordes, chief operations officer of Cerner Europe.
An essential part of the multi-year project will be the introduction of the electronic patient record, electronic medication and the interactive digital chronological patient timeline. In addition, the emergency department, order management processes and clinical documentation for nursing and ancillary departments will be digitized.
About the AUVA – an accident insurance company
The AUVA is financed by social security contributions, is client-oriented, and operates sustainably and efficiently. As a statutory accident insurer, the AUVA provides a wide range of services from prevention and curative treatment to rehabilitation and financial compensation for accident victims. The AUVA stands for security and health within working and educational environments, both external and internal. Caring for 5 million policy holders, the AUVA employs approximately 5,200 people, 74% of whom are located in 11 treatment centers (7 emergency hospitals and 4 rehabilitation centers).
About Cerner – Health care is too important to stay the same
Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 18,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Certain trademarks, service marks and logos set forth herein are property of Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other non-Cerner marks are the property of their respective owners.
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