Cerner Corp. has integrated the Patient-focused Episodes Software of 3M into its HealtheIntent population health management platform to give providers tools to better manage entire episodes of care that patients receive from inpatient and ambulatory facilities.

Cerner bought the 3M software to further enhance its support for helping clients succeed with value-based care, accountable care organizations and the overall push by insurers toward accountability for value, says Bharat Sutariya, vice president and chief medical officer at Cerner. Insurers, he adds, increasingly are comparing treatments at an episode level.

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