Broward Health to Expand Cerner Services With Population Health Management

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broward Health, a nationally recognized health system, has announced it has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement population health management solutions. Cerner, the health system's electronic health record (EHR) supplier, will implement HealtheIntentsm, a system-agnostic, near real-time population health management platform designed to accept and normalize data from disparate sources.

Broward Health care providers will have a more comprehensive view of their patient population, including EHR, claims, pharmacy, lab data and more, which will enable them to make more informed care decisions. Broward Health will expand its patient engagement options and implement HealtheLife: Engagementsm. This extended solution provides tailored health and wellness tools, such as custom education and health-tracking tools, for individuals to engage in their personal health and care.

"As a Cerner Millennium® client, we have experienced the benefits of advanced information technology solutions," said Mark Sprada, corporate chief nursing officer at Broward Health. "With the addition of HealtheIntent, our providers will have information to more easily identify at-risk individuals and apply prevention methods to fulfill our strategy of improving the health of our community and quickly intervening for high-risk patients."

Broward Health will also implement Cerner's Readmission Prevention solution, a multidisciplinary solution, to help predict and identify patients at risk for readmissions, facilitate processes across facilities and maintain a unified workflow. The Cerner all cause readmission model, the identification component of the solution, outperforms other peer-reviewed prediction models.

"With market pressures from industry changes such as new payment policies, reduced spending growth and the transfer of risk to providers, there is an increased need for providers to focus on the overall management of health in its community," said Matthew Swindells, senior vice president of Population Health at Cerner. "By selecting Cerner's HealtheIntent platform, Broward Health is positioning itself to proactively navigate these changes and become a leader in population health management."

About Broward Health

Broward Health, providing service for more than 75 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit

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, read our blog at, connect with us on Twitter at and on Facebook at 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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