Two health systems to share Cerner EHR, portal

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Here is Health Data Management’s weekly roundup of health IT contract wins and go-lives:

  • Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., has teamed with University of Missouri Health Care to improve patient access to their healthcare information with both delivery systems sharing a Cerner EHR and patient portal to support smoother transitions of care.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lake Regional Health System to bring our academic system of care and shared medical record to the Lake of the Ozarks,” says Jonathan Curtright, CEO at UM Health Care. “We are confident that this extension will ultimately enhance coordination of care across the lake region and that the patient experience will be enriched.”

Dane Henry, CEO at Lake Regional Health System, notes that the organizations along with other providers formed a collaborative network in 2014 to improve access and coordination. “At the heart of our affiliation is the desire to use information technology to innovate better ways to care for our shared patients,” he adds.

Other recent contracts include:

  • Raleigh Radiology in North Carolina has picked Client Outlook as its vendor for enterprise diagnostic and clinical imaging;
  • Upstate University Hospital in New York chose the Vocera Rounds communication system with hands-free badges for mobile devices to improve communication and coordination;
  • Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton, N.C., signed a contract with Streamline Health Solutions for its eValuator cloud-hosted automated pre-bill coding analysis technology; and
  • Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas, a 16-hospital delivery system, has joined the Kansas Health Information Network to more easily connect with patients and providers.
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