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Cleveland Area Hospital Selects Cerner for Improved Rural Patient Care

CLEVELAND, Okla., Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cleveland Area Hospital has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement a new integrated electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle solutions across its critical access hospital through the CernerCommunityWorks℠ deployment model. The hospital will have the health care technology to support doctors, nurses and staff as they improve the quality of and access to patient care in their rural community located outside of Tulsa.

“As a rural hospital, it is important for Cleveland Area Hospital to choose health care technology that maximizes its resources, at a cost it can afford, to provide excellent services to the people that count on them for care,” said Mitchell Clark, president, CommunityWorks, Cerner. “Cerner’s technology, deployed through CommunityWorks, supports clinicians in finding ways to make the experience better for each person who walks through the hospital doors and creating a healthier community.”

Cleveland Area Hospital will move to Cerner Millennium®, a health care IT platform designed to support and engage consumers through their health care journey across venues of care – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and clinics. A digital record that brings together each patient’s health information from different care venues will benefit doctors and nurses with an up-to-date view of a person’s well-being. For staff to have the context of a patient’s health history, hospitals need the tools to connect data across their own organizations and with other providers throughout the region. Creating a smooth experience for the individual with informed care decisions by doctors is at the core of this investment.

Cerner revenue cycle solutions help reinforce the hospital’s financial operations and connect clinical and financial information for staff to view together in one patient record. Staff will also benefit from solutions and services that help them make the billing process smooth for patients.

“We have selected Cerner because we believe, from an IT and operations standpoint, it will streamline our communication and efficiency between our hospital and our clinics,” said Arthur Lock, CIO, Cleveland Area Hospital. “In addition, CernerCommunityWorks will further enhance our patient experience, compliance, charge capture, billing and operational reliability. We are confident that Cerner is the long-term collaborator we need to achieve our vision of becoming a regional health care system.”

Cleveland Area Hospital will receive health IT solutions tailored to support the unique needs of community health care organizations through CommunityWorks cloud technology. Community health care organizations, especially critical access hospitals in rural areas, need to be able to provide high-quality services at a manageable cost. Residents will have a hospital supported by technology that helps keep them close to home while receiving the care they need.

CommunityWorks clients will be prominently featured across education sessions at Cerner Health Conference (CHC) 2018. CHC is Cerner’s annual conference on the latest innovations in health care and information technology, taking place Oct. 8-11 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Learn more by registering to attend CHC18.

About Cleveland Area Hospital
Cleveland Area Hospital is a 14-bed, nonprofit, critical access hospital. We are the only hospital in Pawnee county and serve a rural population of more than 25,000 residents. Our hospital provides emergency care to rural residents who otherwise may have to travel greater than 40 miles for health care. In addition to emergency services the hospital provides state of the art radiology services, laboratory and inpatient care, as well as outpatient infusion and nurse care services, a fully equipped rehabilitation center and a primary care clinic. Through the dedication and commitment of our employees we are proud to remain one of the few independently owned and operated rural hospitals in Oklahoma. Cleveland Area Hospital was founded on a "ministry of healing" which has remained since we opened our doors in 1963. The vision for Cleveland Area Hospital is to become a regional health care provider, with a reputation for providing exceptional quality care beyond our county lines. Our team members have provided the passion and inspiration for the vision and they carry out the necessary steps to achieve it.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.comThe Cerner Blog or connect on FacebookInstagram, LinkedInTwitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

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Austin Cozzolino, Public Relations, (816) 786-2154, austin.cozzolino@cerner.com

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Source: Cerner Corporation