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Boca Raton Regional Hospital Selects Cerner’s Clinical and Financial IT System

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH) has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to provide an integrated electronic health record (EHR) system.

Cerner’s integrated clinical, financial and operational platform will span BRRH’s acute and ambulatory facilities. The integration of clinical and financial data across the organization is also intended to help improve patient accounting across the continuum.

“From the emergency, pharmacy and laboratory departments to the billing and scheduling offices, our organization will be on one integrated system,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of BRRH. “Our physicians and staff were involved in the selection process and are enthusiastic about the decision to replace our diverse platforms with one system that will house collective information from virtually every component of our organization.”

As a U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-2016 Top Ranked Regional Hospital that specializes in cardiovascular care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency medicine and the neurosciences, BRRH physicians will benefit from the ability to customize Cerner’s specialty specific workflows.

“For many reasons, we are confident Cerner is the right long-term choice for us as we continue to provide high-quality, cost-effective care,” Fedele said. “Cerner is committed to our success and understands our needs today, as well as our goals for tomorrow.”

Located in a popular south Florida vacation and seasonal destination, BRRH often treats patients from across the country. For this reason, Cerner’s interoperability functionality will help the health system exchange patient information among providers across the U.S. using industry standards.

“We look forward to transitioning Boca Raton Regional Hospital to one integrated clinical and financial record,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “Providers will benefit from access to patient records across the continuum and our collaborative efforts to enhance the clinician and patient experience.”

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center (BRRH.com) with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in Cardiovascular Care, Oncology, Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and the Neurosciences, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital was recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015–2016 Best Hospitals listing as a top-ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area for the fourth time in the last five years. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for 10 years running and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, both by Healthgrades®.

About Cerner

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.

Media Contacts:

Boca Raton Regional Hospital: Thomas Chakurda, tchakurda@brrh.com

Cerner: Angela Vogen, angela.vogen@cerner.com, 816-571-9189

Source:Cerner Corporation