FLINT, Mich., Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McLaren Health Care announced today that it has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement an electronic health record (EHR) system including integrated revenue cycle management, along with population health management solutions, at McLaren's hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout Michigan.
The health system will begin to transition its clinical and revenue cycle data from disparate McKesson and Allscripts systems to Cerner Millennium® this month. Cerner will also implement HealtheIntentSM-enabled population health management solutions, including HealtheRegistriesSM. The solutions will contribute to a clinically driven revenue cycle, which ties clinical and financial information together across hospitals and clinics.
"Cerner's integrated system will help McLaren as we look to better manage the health status of the Michigan residents and communities we serve, as well as make life easier for our physicians and staff," said Ron Strachan, chief information officer, McLaren Health Care. "The Cerner solutions will deliver a single patient record across all of our facilities with tasks like scheduling, registration and billing on the same platform. We look forward to providing our clinicians with a system that is designed to help them deliver safer and more reliable care to our patients."
Cerner Millennium is designed to support an integrated clinically driven revenue cycle to help clinicians and staff pull information from a single patient record across the organization. The integration between Cerner's EHR and practice management solutions will help the care team benefit from one complete workflow and easy navigation to all capabilities in the solutions, from scheduling and clinical care to billing.
"By aligning with McLaren across each of its acute care and ambulatory points of care, Cerner is working to ensure physicians who care for a large percentage of Michigan residents have access to the right patient data, at the right time, no matter which facility they visit," said Zane Burke, president, Cerner.
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care Corporation, headquartered in Flint, MI, is a fully integrated health network, committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state's only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering over 250,000 lives, home health care and hospice, durable medical equipment, retail pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates the state's largest network of cancer centers and providers anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute - one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 37,500 individual providers in its state-wide provider network. Learn more at www.mclaren.org
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