KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — University of Missouri Health Care, in Columbia, has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to help manage revenue cycle performance across its five hospitals and more than 50 primary and specialty care clinics.
MU Health Care will soon integrate Cerner’s registration, scheduling, patient accounting and practice management solutions and transaction services with its existing electronic health record (EHR), Cerner Millennium®. The integration of clinical and financial data will help the academic health center achieve a Clinically Driven Revenue CycleTM, designed to allow clinicians and staff to update the billing process throughout a patient’s visit and enhance clinical documentation to help improve reimbursement and limit claims errors. Cerner will help MU Health Care streamline the financial experience for staff and patients while controlling cost to collect.
“Cerner was the clear choice to help us achieve clinical and financial integration throughout our health system and optimize the revenue cycle,” said Jonathan Curtright, CEO, MU Health Care. “MU Health Care and Cerner have a long-standing relationship. We share a similar vision of health care for the next five, 10, 20 years and beyond.”
The agreement also completes MU Health Care’s full transition to Cerner Millennium as an end-to-end user of the EHR, in addition to IT management through Cerner ITWorksSM. MU Health Care’s transition to one integrated system will provide clinicians, including doctors and nurses, access to one complete digital record of their patients’ health history, including clinical and financial data. The selection of Cerner for revenue cycle management is another step in strengthening the strategic relationship with MU Health Care. Together, Cerner and the University of Missouri previously formed the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation with the mission to transform health care for Missourians.
“With the implementation of Cerner’s revenue cycle management solutions, MU Health Care is achieving its goal of one integrated health system for its patients,” said Jeff Hurst, senior vice president, Revenue Cycle Management and president, Cerner RevWorksSM, Cerner. “We are proud to expand our long-term relationship with MU Health Care, to help them unite clinical and financial data within one patient record to deliver improved outcomes to its community.”
Bryan Bliven, CIO, and Thomas Selva, chief medical information officer, of MU Health Care will speak on their approach to improving provider satisfaction with the EHR during HIMSS18 on Wednesday, March 7, at the Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
About University of Missouri Health Care
As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals at MU Health Care. MU Health Care facilities include Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, the Missouri Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Affiliates include Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Columbia Family Medical Group, Columbia Surgical Associates, Fulton Family Health Associates and Rusk Rehabilitation Center. MU Health Care is a founding member of the Health Network of Missouri and MPact Health. More than 50 MU Health Care outpatient clinics in central Missouri receive outpatient visits exceeding 500,000 annually. For more information, visit http://muhealth.org.
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 27,000 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.
Source: Cerner Corporation