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Western Connecticut Health Network Selects Cerner to Implement Full Suite of Integrated Health Care Solutions

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Connecticut Health Network has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care information technology, to provide its electronic health record (EHR) system, which includes a full suite of clinical and financial solutions, and population health management.

"We are committed to ensuring a higher level of care and providing cutting edge technology to help improve the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time," said Kathy DeMatteo CIO, Western Connecticut Health Network. "This technology provides the platform that will enable providers to engage with individuals beyond the four walls of the hospital to help improve outcomes and transform health care delivery."

Western Connecticut Health Network will replace multiple existing software systems from various vendors with Cerner's Millennium® EHR full suite of acute and ambulatory solutions, as well as upgrade Soarian Enterprise Revenue Cycle solutions. Western Connecticut Health Network will leverage Cerner's HealtheIntent™ population health management platform to assist with identifying health risks for individuals.

This new alignment will provide an integrated EHR across Western Connecticut Health Network's three hospitals, 36 clinical locations and a 400 physician medical group.

"Cerner's integrated EHR provides clinicians with access to health information across all venues of care throughout the region," said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. "Aggregating data across the continuum of care provides the opportunity for an improved personalized patient experience."

Western Connecticut Health Network and Cerner have collaborated since Millennium was first implemented in 1993.

About Cerner

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.

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Western Connecticut Health Management

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital; Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.

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