Olathe Health System today announced an expansion of its relationship with Cerner, its health IT supplier. Cerner will integrate its Millennium Revenue Cycle with the existing enterprisewide electronic health record (EHR), which will result in a clinically driven revenue cycle designed to help streamline revenue cycle processes and enable a more efficient billing experience for patients.
“The potential patient benefits and outcomes are truly what drive our business actions, including this decision to expand our health IT system,” said Randy Rahman, vice president and CIO of Olathe Health System. “Our goal is to bring our organization onto one platform to work toward becoming one of the most integrated and progressive health care providers in the region. We understand the value that Cerner’s system-wide integration can provide to Olathe as we strive to develop the best patient experience and satisfaction possible.”
As Olathe Health System expands services on its campus, including the building of a new cancer center, it will implement a suite of Cerner oncology solutions designed to provide care teams with the necessary tools to manage complex medication orders. Olathe Health System will also implement RxStation, Cerner’s automated medication dispensing device.
“The significant expansion of our campus is an execution of our commitment to establish Olathe Health System as one of the top care providers in the Midwest, and we are proud to have Cerner at our side as we work to reach these goals. We are committed to developing a highly integrated system that provides up-to-date patient data and streamlined processes, enabling our clinicians to focus more time on delivering the highest quality care possible to our patients,” said Tierney Grasser, senior vice president of Finance and CFO of Olathe Health System.
The advanced integration between Cerner’s clinical and financial solutions enables streamlined coordination of care across inpatient and outpatient facilities, as well as independent physician practices. It also is designed to enhance the patient billing experience by enabling data to flow through the system in near real-time.
“We have had a strong relationship with Olathe Health System for more than 15 years, and we are proud to expand our presence with this local institution,” said Jeff Hurst, senior vice president, Cerner Revenue Cycle Management and president of Cerner RevWorks. “This extended relationship will help position Olathe Health System as a care leader now and into the future.”