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Adventist Health and Cerner Expand Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Care for Patients, Communities

By GlobeNewswire,  January 04, 2018, 04:05:00 PM EDT


ROSEVILLE, Calif., Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adventist Health announced today an expansion of its partnership with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology. Adventist Health and Cerner have a longstanding strategic alignment and shared goal to further improve the quality of care and the patient experience using technology and more coordinated services.

Through this expansion, Cerner will assume day-to-day management of Adventist Health's revenue cycle and clinical applications IT staff. The companies will continue innovating together and evolving how care is delivered.

"We continue to make changes in our organization in the relentless pursuit of improvement for our patients and communities," said Scott Reiner, Adventist Health's chief executive officer. "This expanded partnership helps to create a seamless experience in a patient's entire health journey, and positions us to innovate quickly and at scale so that our mission can continue to grow and benefit our communities."

"We are committed to working together to help Adventist Health advance its care transformation journey," said Jeff Townsend, executive vice president and chief of staff for Cerner. "This expanded relationship creates a more aligned and embedded partnership where we can accelerate the response to the challenges of today, while innovating to address the opportunities of tomorrow. We also have an opportunity to create an even more dynamic workforce where associates feel empowered to generate new ideas and innovate new ways of doing things."

"We are proud of our history with Adventist Health and are excited to take this next step forward together as we continue to improve patient outcomes with a clinically-driven revenue cycle," said Zane Burke, president of Cerner.

For more information about Cerner, visit: www.cerner.com.

For more information about Adventist Health, visit: www.adventisthealth.org.

ABOUT ADVENTIST HEALTH: Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. It's compassionate and talented team of 33,300 includes more than 24,600 employees; 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 3,700 volunteers working together in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in 19 hospitals, more than 280 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 13 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Through a separate public benefit corporation, Adventist Health seeks to reach more communities and accommodate their specific needs from an affiliated health system. For more information, visit www.adventisthealth.org.

About Cerner: 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.

MEDIA CONTACT: Leslie Licano, Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.leslie@beyondfifteen.com | 949-733-8679

Source: Adventist Health

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