Midland Health to Implement Cerner’s Health IT System

MIDLAND, Texas, Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland Health, a system of health care partners including Midland Memorial Hospital, has selected a comprehensive clinical, financial and population health management system from Cerner, a global leader in health care technology. Midland Memorial’s 474-bed hospital and affiliated community clinics will transition from various disparate systems to Cerner’s integrated digital platform.

The new electronic health record (EHR) system is designed to support an individual’s health care journey across the continuum – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement.

Through Cerner’s HealtheIntentSM near real-time population health management platform, designed to aggregate data from multiple sources into a single patient record, Midland Health will be able to provide its clinicians a more holistic view of a person’s health status. This holistic view will help them to gain insights and analyze population and enterprise data to improve care coordination across its community.

“When considering which supplier would best support Midland Health, we were focused on specific important capabilities. We required a modern, effective and robust solution for our clinicians and patients, a system that would provide clinical visibility between the physician practice and acute care setting and, lastly, a revenue cycle that was integrated with the EHR,” said Stephen Bowerman, CFO of Midland Health. “In Cerner, we found a health IT system that could not only meet our needs today, but could provide population health management capabilities for the future, all with the confidence of a predictable total cost of ownership.”

The Cerner Millennium® EHR and revenue cycle management platform integrates clinical and financial information into one patient record. Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ is designed to provide clinicians and staff with the resources 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 a streamlined financial experience, including visibility into their financial liability from a single source.

Patients will also have access to an online patient portal, through which they can engage in their health, schedule appointments online, view personal health information and clinical results, and securely message providers.

“We are proud to offer the health IT solutions to advance Midland Health toward its vision of making Midland County one of the healthiest communities in Texas,” said Zane Burke, president of Cerner. “With an integrated record, Midland’s clinicians will have the resources to manage the health of its patient population.”

About Midland Health
Midland Health is system of healthcare providers in Midland, Texas with Midland Memorial Hospital at the center of their operations. Since 1950, Midland Memorial Hospital has exemplified excellence in patient care, medical education and community service. The mission and vision to lead healthcare for greater Midland and make Midland the healthiest community in Texas was established with the creation of Midland Health in 2014, expanding the healthcare footprint and impact through a coordinated system of providers. As Midland Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit entity, drives much of the work, the guiding principles behind Midland Health show a commitment to improving the community by reinvesting volunteered time and finances into the health of west Texas.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 25,000 provider 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. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, 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.

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