IASIS Healthcare Selects Cerner for Integrated Clinical and Financial Health Records

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IASIS Healthcare LLC ("IASIS") announced today that it has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle system across its health care provider operations, which serve over 1.1 million patients annually.

"We chose Cerner because we believe they provide a system that will enhance our efforts to provide high quality, cost-effective health care for our patients and health plan members," said W. Carl Whitmer, president and chief executive officer of IASIS. "We also believe that Cerner will be a sustainable and scalable long-term option, which is important to us."

The new integrated EHR and revenue cycle system is designed to lower cost and provide continuity of care across the enterprise.

"We look forward to working with Cerner to successfully implement a comprehensive EHR and revenue cycle system across various geographies. Cerner is well established with other health organizations in our regions, which will benefit providers across the continuum of care as they strive to make informed health decisions based on patients' complete health records," said Brian Loflin, chief information officer of IASIS.

Cerner is committed to developing integrated solutions and services to support the ecosystem of health care organizations as they continue to evolve.

"Cerner's systems and solutions are designed to meet the clinical and financial needs of health care systems large and small today and in the future because health care is too important to stay the same," said Zane Burke, president of Cerner. "We look forward to working with IASIS to implement an EHR platform that continues to meet the challenges of our consistently changing health care landscape."

About IASIS Healthcare

IASIS Healthcare is a healthcare services company that seeks to deliver high-quality, cost-effective healthcare through a broad and differentiated set of capabilities and assets that include acute care hospitals with related patient access points and a diversified managed care risk platform. With total annual revenue of approximately $2.7 billion, IASIS, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, owns and operates 16 acute care hospitals, one behavioral hospital and multiple other access points, including 144 physician clinics, multiple outpatient surgical units, imaging centers, and investments in urgent care centers and on-site employer-based clinics. Health Choice, the Company's managed care risk platform, delivers services to approximately 624,000 covered lives through its multiple health plans, accountable care networks and agreements to serve as a management services organization with third party insurers. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company's Web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.

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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