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Beacon Health System Selects Cerner Revenue Cycle

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beacon Health System has selected Cerner’s Millennium Revenue Cycle suite of solutions, which will integrate with its existing system-wide Cerner electronic health record (EHR). The patient-centric platform is designed to enhance the clinical and financial workflow of patient care services throughout the health system. The integrated system will enable Beacon clinicians to develop a more holistic view of an individual’s care by incorporating clinical and financial information together throughout each area of the health system.

“We decided to expand our relationship because we believe Cerner is well-positioned to guide Beacon’s progression toward improved care delivery to communities of northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan,” said Mark Warlick, CIO of Beacon. “Our goal with this expansion is to provide a more reliable delivery of care by aligning tasks like scheduling, registration and billing on the same platform. In the end, we aim to offer our providers access to the right information at the right time which we believe will enable them to provide better patient care.”

Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue CycleTM will enable clinicians and staff to update the billing process throughout the patient’s visit, enhance clinical documentation designed to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors . Patients will experience a single bill and record across all facilities, direct access to clinical results and financial liability from a single source.

“Cerner is committed to establishing the health information technology foundation to support the future success of Beacon as the organization continues to evolve as a health care provider,” said Caleb Anderson, VP of Cerner. “We look forward to working side by side with Beacon in helping them create stronger financial and clinical alignment across their system that will enable them to meet their financial objectives.”

About Beacon Health System

Beacon Health System is the nonprofit parent organization of Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend, two medical legacies that have been providing world-class care throughout North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan for more than 100 years. As the largest, locally owned and operated health care system in the region, Beacon Health System is also a research and education organization, guiding clinical research trials for a variety of illnesses and helping train medical residents in the fields of family medicine and hospital pharmacy. The System is governed by volunteer representatives of the community and is guided by a mission to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.BeaconHealthSystem.org.

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: Cerner: Angela Vogen, 816-570-9189, angela.vogen@cerner.com Beacon Health System: Heidi Prescott, 574-647-3001, mailto:hprescott@beaconhealthsystem.org

Source:Cerner Corporation