KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centra, one of the largest employers in central Virginia, has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement a health information technology (IT) system across its five hospitals, more than 50 ambulatory and long-term care facilities, and health plan. The Cerner Millennium® electronic health record will support Centra’s clinical and revenue cycle processes and facilitate proactive patient health management.
“We selected Cerner because it was the best option to provide our clinicians with a more comprehensive view of a patient’s health history, which will help us deliver the most high-quality, cost-effective care possible,” said E.W. Tibbs Jr., president and CEO, Centra. “We found that only Cerner’s breadth of integrated solutions and services, and its proven history of predictable implementation and optimization experiences, including total cost of ownership, would align with our efforts to effectively change how we impact care.”
To support the extension of care beyond the traditional provider setting, Centra will also implement HealtheIntentSM, Cerner’s near real-time population health management platform that aggregates data from multiple sources into a single patient record. With HealtheIntent, Centra will gain insights and discoveries to identify improvement opportunities and match the right care programs to the right individuals across its patient and community populations.
Cerner will also support Centra’s growing health plan, which covers more than 45,000 individuals. The plan is uniquely structured to provide value-added services to employers across the Lynchburg community, as well as expand growth in the Medicare Advantage sector. HealtheIntent is designed to help Centra better facilitate care coordination, produce advanced analytics and enable the predictive identification of risks across health plan participants and Centra’s clinically integrated network.
“As one of the leading care providers in our area of the country, it is essential that Centra continues to influence the health of not only our patients, but also our community as a whole,” said Tibbs. “We believe Cerner’s population health management and interoperability solutions are the most advanced solutions available and capable of meeting these needs.”
“Cerner and Centra share a commitment to the delivery of innovative health care for those in need,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “We are committed to Centra’s success and look forward to supporting the health system as it works to improve the health of its community and provide alternative care models.”
Centra is a regional nonprofit healthcare system based in Central Virginia. Centra has hospitals in Lynchburg, Bedford, Farmville and a free-standing emergency department in Gretna. With more than 6,400 employees, 300 employed providers and physicians, providing care in over 60 locations, Centra serves over 380,000 people throughout central and southern Virginia. Centra’s service to the community and commitment to excellent care is demonstrated by its many physician practices, outreach programs, screenings and tests, educational media and publications and community health programs. For more information about Centra, please visit www.CentraHealth.com.
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.