MIAMI, Sept. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) and its affiliates, Pediatric Specialists of America and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, have expanded their relationship with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology. Through its Business Office Services (BOS) offering, Cerner will manage professional revenue cycle management across the health system’s 200-member employed physician group practice.
In conjunction with the existing systemwide Cerner Millennium® electronic health record (EHR) and billing platforms, BOS is designed to enable Pediatric Specialists of America to create operational efficiencies and improve financial communication with patients.
“Our long-term engagement with Cerner has already helped our health system achieve multiple clinical and financial goals, and we are optimistic about expanding our relationship,” said Edward Martinez, senior vice president and CIO, Miami Children’s Health System. “When it was time to re-evaluate our ambulatory revenue cycle processes, we believe that Cerner Business Office Services can help us achieve success among our growing pediatric provider community.”
Cerner’s BOS provides holistic and proactive revenue cycle management services at practices of all sizes and specialties. In addition to claims process and denial management optimization, Cerner’s billing experts leverage best practices and learnings from continuous analysis to improve upon their own performance.
This year, Miami Children’s Health System continues to succeed through implementing Cerner’s integrated Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle solutions and EHR. In 2015, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was an American Nurses Credentialing Center 2015 Magnet Prize winner for its Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, with many specialty programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, has maintained its status as a Healthcare’s Most Wired health system by the American Hospital Association. Additionally, HIMSS Analytics awarded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with a Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™, the highest recognition for use of clinical IT systems and advanced safety features to improve health outcomes and enhance the patient care experience.
“We’re proud of our longstanding relationship with Miami Children’s Health System and are pleased to have supported the organization in achieving its clinical and financial goals,” said Caleb Anderson, vice president at Cerner. “We’re eager to take on additional shared accountability with Miami Children’s Health System and further demonstrate our investment in the operational and financial success of its physician practices.”
About Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of 10 nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.
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