KANSAS CITY, Mo. and PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner (Nasdaq:CERN) today announced it has acquired Labotix® Automation Inc., a leading provider of flexible, open automation solutions for the clinical laboratory setting.
The combination of Cerner Millennium®, Cerner Copath, and Labotix' Automation will create the most comprehensive set of capabilities on the market to support high volume testing.
Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. "By aligning Labotix and Cerner® solutions, Cerner is uniquely positioned with its automation options to support clients focusing on increasing laboratory processing capacity while reducing error," said Dr. John David Nolen, Managing Director of Laboratory Medicine for Cerner. "These capabilities are, and increasingly will be, important to organizations which have a business model for high volume or centralized laboratory business models."
Labotix Automation is an open automation solution, meaning it will work with all best of breed devices currently on the market. With installations around the world that have been operating and evolving for more than twenty years, Labotix Automation has the experience, expertise and reliability necessary to meet the needs of any size laboratory.
Since its inception in 1991, Labotix Automation has steadily grown its presence in the laboratory automation market. Cerner, an industry-leading health care company, will immediately offer Labotix Automation solutions to clients around the world and expects to drive increased value for laboratories through integration with Cerner's platforms.
"Cerner's dedication to providing clinical organizations with reliable, flexible and continuous innovation, combined with Labotix' automation solutions will further enable clinical laboratories to increase accuracy and efficiency to deliver better outcomes for individuals," said John Gustafson, CEO of Labotix Automation.
The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Cerner's 2013 financial results.
Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make health care safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and entire countries. Taking what we've learned over more than three decades, Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients in their care.
Cerner® solutions are licensed by approximately 10,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,700 hospitals; 4,150 physician practices; 45,000 physicians; 550 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, behavioral health centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; 45 employer sites and 1,750 retail pharmacies.
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