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Missouri Health Systems Select Cerner’s Digital Record

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. and SIKESTON, Mo., May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two southeast Missouri health care organizations, SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center, have selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement its electronic health record (EHR) system.

SoutheastHEALTH will transition to the Cerner Millennium® EHR, an information technology (IT) platform that provides physicians with an integrated digital record of a patient’s health history, including clinical and financial data. Through the new online patient portal, patients will be able to securely message physicians, schedule appointments and easily access their health history.

“SoutheastHEALTH prides itself on being a high-tech, high-touch hospital focused on making a positive impact through our commitment to excellence in health care. To achieve this, we need excellent resources,” said Ken Bateman, president and CEO of SoutheastHEALTH. “Cerner’s EHR will aid in fulfilling our mission of providing care to those we are privileged to serve now and in the future.”

Missouri Delta Medical Center will also transition to Millennium and leverage the Cerner CommunityWorks deployment and support model, a prescriptive and remote-hosted IT platform tailored to support community health care organizations that provide care to rural communities. More than half of Cerner clients that are live with the CommunityWorks model have achieved Stage 6 of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, the health IT industry’s method to recognize significant levels of EHR adoption and success.

“As a rural community hospital, we have been recognized with top performing patient satisfaction scores and clinical process of care measures,” said Jason Schrumpf, president and CEO of Missouri Delta Medical Center. “Aligning with Cerner will provide us with the resources and tools necessary to deliver the highest quality health care and help us deliver the best experience possible for our patients.”

Each organization will benefit from advanced interoperability capabilities, which will enable the transfer of patient data between the organizations and among health systems across the country. Interoperability functionality provides physicians with a comprehensive view of a patient’s full health history, regardless of where care is delivered, which helps physicians make more informed care decisions.

“We are extremely proud to welcome these two Missouri organizations to the Cerner family. The communities that SoutheastHEALTH and Missouri Delta Medical Center serve will experience the benefits that result from an integrated EHR solution,” said Dick Flanigan, president of Cerner HS. “We look forward to supporting the needs of these organizations today and helping prepare them for the future.”

About SoutheastHEALTH

At SoutheastHEALTH, the region's premier healthcare system in Southeast Missouri, our patients receive excellent care of the highest clinical quality, close to home. Within our network are more than 50 care locations in 14 communities, including hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics representing over 30 clinical specialties and extending care for patients in a four-state area. For more information, visit SEhealth.org.

About Missouri Delta Medical Center

Missouri Delta Medical Center has been providing comprehensive medical care to the people of Southeast Missouri since 1948. Our physicians specialize in a wide range of medical services, and our staff focuses on offering personalized, compassionate care. For the second year in a row, Missouri Delta has been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission and is very proud to be a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award® for Patient Safety in March 2016. For more information, visit missouridelta.com.

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:

SoutheastHEALTH: shhoffman@sehealth.org

Missouri Delta Medical Center: Sharon Urhahn, SUrhahn@missouridelta.com

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

Source:Cerner Corporation