HERSHEY, Pa., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Penn State Health has selected Cerner Millennium Revenue Cycle™, a patient-centric financial management platform designed to optimize provider and user workflow. The new platform will be integrated with the existing Cerner electronic health record (EHR) at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, resulting in a Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ across the health system, including more than 60 clinics.
As part of the expanded relationship, Cerner will also extend the clinical and financial health information technology system to Penn State Health St. Joseph, previously St. Joseph Regional Health Network.
“Having one integrated platform will support our efforts to create seamless coordination and collaboration among our departments and venues of care,” said Stephen Massini, chief financial officer, Penn State Health. “Incorporating clinical data into our revenue cycle processes will enable a better experience for our patients and providers and enhance our ability to holistically manage our patient’s financial responsibility.”
Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle is designed to support clinicians and staff to update the billing process throughout the patient’s visit, enhance clinical documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors. Patients will benefit by having direct access to their clinical results and a streamlined financial experience, including visibility of their financial liability from a single source.
“This expanded relationship makes Penn State Health a robust academic client with an integrated health IT system that supports the delivery of high quality care across the continuum,” said Dick Flanigan, president of Cerner HS. “We look forward to providing Penn State Health with a platform that works for the organization versus the organization working around a disrupted and disparate system.”
About Penn State Health
Penn State Health is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation, established by Penn State for oversight of its health care enterprises and jointly owned health care organizations, to help meet the health needs of people and communities across Pennsylvania.
Penn State Health includes several hospitals, including St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., and the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., as well as their respective outpatient medical group practices. The system also includes Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute, and jointly owned health care providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute.
Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University’s medical school.
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