Cerner deal with UK's Wirral targets population health
March 28, 2016, 7:55 a.m. EDT
This week’s roundup of new HIT contracts and deployments include an overseas deal for Cerner and a suite of software for a health information exchange in Tennessee:
- Wirral Partners, a primary and acute care delivery system in the United Kingdom and existing client of Cerner, now will deploy the vendor’s HealththeIntent population health management software. The technology will support establishing new models of care for disease management and prevention. Wirral also will implement a patient engagement initiative to raise awareness among the 330,000 residents in its service area. “With an unacceptable difference in life expectancy of up to 10 years for females and 12.4 years for males, depending on where a person lives in Wirral, this challenge has never been more real and it is recognized that the current model of care delivery is clinically and financially unsustainable,” Jon Develing, executive lead for the program, said in a statement.