Following a six-month evaluation process by a 35-member advisory committee,
St. John’s Medical Center has selected Cerner as the provider for
its electronic health records (EHR).
“The board agreed with the EHR advisory committee’s recommendation
of Cerner for a fully integrated enterprise EHR,” said Michael Tennican,
board president for St. John’s Medical Center. “This system
will ultimately replace the existing medical record platforms for the
hospital and outpatient physician clinics, as well as all the associated
programs and infrastructure.”
The new system, the
Cerner Millennium® CommunityWorks EHR, is a cloud-based IT platform that provides physicians
with an integrated digital record of a patient’s health history,
including clinical and financial data. Through the new online patient
portal, patients will be able to securely message physicians, schedule
appointments and easily access their health history.
“Integration between our hospital and ambulatory physician clinics
was a key determination for us,” said Lance Spranger, chief information
officer for St. John’s Medical Center. “Cerner provides that
function as well as the ability to access meaningful data and analytics.”
St. John's began seeking an alternative EHR vendor when industry events
called into question the hospital's ability to ensure that support
from the vendor would continue to be available.
The transition to Cerner is expected to occur in the next 14-16 months.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307-739-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the
St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic
objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.
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.com, read the blog at
blogs.cerner.com, connect on Twitter at
twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at
facebook.com/cerner. The website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant
amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information