LOS ANGELES, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS), in collaboration with the California PRIME Project (1115 MediCal waiver), has expanded its relationship with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement its population health management platform, HealtheIntentSM. LACDHS is Cerner’s 100th HealtheIntent client.
HealtheIntent is a source-agnostic, near real-time population health management platform designed to aggregate and normalize data from multiple sources. The platform is designed to enable thousands of LACDHS clinicians to make more informed decisions by providing a comprehensive profile of an individual and the entire population. This comprehensive profile can be used to proactively identify gaps in care and analyze population and enterprise data through use of HealtheRegistriesSM and HealtheEDWSM, Cerner’s registries and scorecards and enterprise data warehouse solutions.
“Our goal is to improve the health of the community that DHS serves, moving it to the highest standard possible,” said Dr. Robert Bart, chief medical information officer, LACDHS. “Cerner has established a standardized and integrated countywide EHR system to support the delivery of high-quality care, and we’re confident that the addition of Cerner’s population health management expertise will help us continue to reach our goals.”
Cerner is the EHR supplier for the county’s four acute centers – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center – as well as for multiple health centers that are composed of hundreds of outpatient clinics. Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center is one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the country.
“Cerner is honored to help LA County’s Department of Health Services, a very robust government health organization that serves a vast community, manage the health of its population,” said Zane Burke, president of Cerner. “We’re excited to continue our relationship through the implementation of our population health management platform to deliver deeper insights and more impactful outcomes.”
About Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated network of hospitals and health centers, DHS annually cares for 670,000 unique patients, employs 19,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4 billion. DHS provides health services to youth in the juvenile justice system and specialized medical services to children in foster care. Through academic affiliations with the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education. For more information on DHS services and programs, visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov.
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