KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems and the largest hospital provider in California, have entered into an extended agreement to expand the use of Cerner’s PowerChart Ambulatory™ electronic health record (EHR) across all Dignity Health ambulatory care clinics, which will create a unified patient record and an integrated clinically driven network across all acute and ambulatory care settings.
PowerChart Ambulatory will integrate with Dignity Health’s 39 acute care facilities, which are supported by Cerner Millennium® EHR. As a result, patients and providers will benefit from a one-record experience. In this environment, patients will have access to a single patient portal and will no longer have to recall medical history during appointments, while physicians will benefit from strengthened data integrity and a holistic view of a patient’s record.
“We realize the need for integration and alignment between our acute and growing ambulatory practice settings. Adding Cerner’s ambulatory solution to our existing Cerner platform will establish one comprehensive EHR across the continuum and will assist us with increasing the quality of care for each and every Dignity Health patient,” said Laura R. Young, senior vice president of Enterprise Healthcare IT Services at Dignity Health.
“Together, we’re enabling physicians at Dignity Health to have a true single patient record so they can ultimately help make better health care decisions for the health system’s patient community,” said Caleb Anderson, vice president of Ambulatory at Cerner.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest health care systems, is a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees, and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 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. 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. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.
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