Truman Medical Centers has used Cerner electronic health records since 1992; now the two-hospital system is taking the collaboration to a new level.

Embracing the concept of a learning health system supported with a living laboratory, Cerner in coming years will place hundreds, if not thousands, of its employees in Truman Medical facilities to work with providers and staff members and experience first-hand how its products support the organization and where improvements that can be made, or new products to develop. Under the partnership, Truman Medical IT employees will become Cerner employees. The partnership is aided by promixity; both organizations are headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., making the flow of personnel in and out of both organizations easy.

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