Cerner to help Missouri health systems share information

A group of independent health systems will share information — with an assist from Cerner Corp. — in a bid to improve the health of rural Missourians.

The Health Network of Missouri, a collaborative of six health care organizations, will use North Kansas City-based Cerner’s population health platform to gather and analyze information from their existing electronic health record systems.

The network was created to improve the health of patients through the sharing of data and best practices and by improving coordination of care among providers and hospitals, HNM Executive Director Tom Tisone said in a release. Cerner’s involvement will help because it will allow sharing of data regardless of which electronic health record system a member uses, he said.

HNM will partner with the University of Missouri’s Tiger Institute for Health Innovation to scale Cerner’s HealtheIntent platform across the entire network. MU Health Care has used the platform since January 2015.

The HNM network includes members with more than 1,000 hospital beds and 1,200 affiliated physicians serving patients in central, southeast and northeast Missouri.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal

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