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December 21, 2016

Revenue cycle management in 2017

By Jeff Hurst, Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management and President, RevWorks

With the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care moving closer to reality in 2017, the new year promises to be one of the most important on record for provider organizations preparing for reimbursement changes and looking for ways to better leverage their IT solutions to improve clinical and financial outcomes.

Added and enhanced Cerner revenue cycle management solution functionality is designed to help our clients efficiently capture the dollars they’re entitled to during this period of significant and complex transition.

These core advancements can be segmented into three categories: advanced associate expertise, improved delivery infrastructure and code improvements.

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December 20, 2016

2016 – It’s a wrap!

By Geoff Segal, General Manager, Cerner UK and Ireland

Working closely with our NHS partners this year, our 460+ associates helped deliver benefits to staff and patients at a scale we have not done before. We helped our partners identify and treat sepsis faster, we integrated devices saving hundreds of hours of nursing time, we connected citizens across communities and enabled hospital staff and GPs to share data in real time improving the clinician and patient experience.

We are at the point now where we can prove the benefits of technology-enabled care at scale. We are extremely fortunate to work with 4 Global Digital Excellence exemplars, and in 2017 we will support their vision to expand digitisation, connect their health systems, engage patients in their care and reduce variance at scale.

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December 1, 2016

Tuality Healthcare’s end-user success through information technology

By Sonney Sapra, Chief Information Officer, Tuality Healthcare

Cerner client Tuality Healthcare Portland, Oregon, recently received recognition as Best Medium-Sized Hospital IT Department from Healthcare IT News. Tuality CIO Sonney Sapra discussed the recognition and steps taken to ensure end user success.

Gaining recognition

The recognition came because of the effort made by our team and the way our team thinks outside the box. We put in a great deal of work on our side so we don’t have to pay an extra amount to an outside party to get the job done. With Cerner and some of the things we’ve been able to do together, it has helped us with achieving some of our goals. 

We’re not a niche hospital that only focuses on one thing, we focus on all of it. We cover the gamut when it comes to solutions. Our team can be spread very thin at times, but they do a great job of putting their attention on the end user. 

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November 13, 2016

Basic to advanced – Keys to a successful cybersecurity program

By Don Kleoppel, Chief Security Officer, Cerner

Chad Wilson, director of information technology security, Children’s Medical Center and Don Kleoppel, chief security officer, Cerner, will be part of a power session panel at Cerner’s annual health care conference where corporate professionals will discuss proper credentials for a strong cybersecurity program. Cerner Health Conference will be held Nov. 14-17 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Importance of data security:

Don: It goes without saying that security is one of our key initiatives. It’s one of our missions to continue to strengthen our framework of data that our clients entrust to us. It’s top of mind for Cerner and will always be supported at the highest levels of the organization. 

Chad: Most of our system decisions are made through processed information and that comes from an IT system: making sure that data maintains its integrity, its confidentiality is protected and that it is highly available to everyone when they need it.

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November 10, 2016

Consumer access APIs are coming – Is your organization ready?

By Dr. David McCallie, Senior Vice President, Medical Informatics, Cerner

Consumers have greater expectations for personalization when seeking care than ever before, and they want access to their electronic health information anytime, anywhere. The term view, download and transmit (VDT) is a now-familiar Meaningful Use (MU) requirement that provides consumers with multiple options for access to their electronic health record (EHR) data. VDT is only the beginning. Application programming interfaces (APIs), which have been the backbone of the ecosystems that have revolutionized many other industries, are coming soon to health care. Providers need to get up to speed on what’s required and have a plan to meet those requirements. 

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November 9, 2016

Health reform and the Trump White House: Implications for key stakeholders

By Paul Keckley, Ph.D., The Keckley Report

Special Post Election Edition: Reposted from The Keckley Report

The election results are in, and Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. His appeal to “Make America Great Again” resonated across the heartland, sparking an unprecedented political upset that surprised even the most astute prognosticators and pundits. 

When he takes office in January, he’ll face enormous challenges domestically and globally. Health care will be at the top of the list: he promised to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and he pledged changes that strengthen the system in his campaign’s 7-point plan. In this effort, his team will face harsh realities: 

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November 1, 2016

The power of crossing boundaries

By Willy Shih, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

I teach MBA students about product and process innovation, and the opportunity to share a perspective recently with health care executives at Cerner’s invitation was a good reminder to me that some of the best ideas come about when you venture outside your area of expertise — when you cross the boundaries that typically define your work, and when you interact with people who are working in completely different fields who have wholly different perspectives.

Disruption in the Marketplace

I was invited to talk about Netflix, a company that has changed the face of entertainment media consumption, both in the United States and now globally. I wrote a popular Harvard Business School case study on the company, and was asked to discuss how this company had disrupted its competitor, Blockbuster, in DVD rentals and went on to become the largest deliverer of movie and TV content over the internet in the world. We use this case in the MBA curriculum at the Harvard Business School, and it is very popular with executive education audiences at our school as well as MBA programs at many others.

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