Jan 5

Health Network of Missouri to Leverage Cerner’s Population Health Management Platform

1/5/17 | Connecting Missouri, Featured Posts, Home Slider, Newsroom

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced the University of Missouri Health Care will extend Cerner’s HealtheIntent population health management platform across the Health Network of Missouri (HNM) to coordinate and manage care for residents of rural Missouri communities. HNM is a collaborative of six independent health care organizations that use different electronic health record (EHR) systems.

MU Health Care in Columbia, Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System in Hannibal, Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach and Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau will use HealtheIntent to aggregate health data that originates from Cerner, Epic, Meditech, eClinicalWorks and Allscripts EHRs in near real-time and normalize the data.

“Connecting these health care systems and their population health data will provide care teams with the information they need to make more strategic decisions across the continuum of health across Missouri,” said John Glaser, senior vice president of population health, Cerner. “Having a more comprehensive view of a person’s health data and being able to meaningfully use it to engage individuals can help drive better patient outcomes.”

MU Health Care, in partnership with the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, has used HealtheIntent since January 2015. HNM will leverage the Tiger Institute’s domain to scale the population health management platform across the network.

“Managing the health of populations requires that providers are armed with timely information so better care decisions can be made,” said Mitch Wasden, CEO, MU Health Care. “With access to demographic, clinical and sociological information surrounding an individual, care teams can identify gaps in care, predict outcomes and apply early interventions to improve health and care across the network.”

The HNM network, which includes an academic medical center, state employer and a group of hospitals, serves patients throughout central, northeast and southeastern Missouri. Together, it accounts for more than 1,000 hospital beds and approximately 1,200 affiliated physicians.

“The network was created to drive better patient outcomes by sharing data and best practices, and improving transitions in care between providers and hospitals,” said Tom Tisone, executive director, HNM. “The collaboration with Cerner will enable us to work together on a common platform that is EHR agnostic to support our mission to improve quality care, and to measure and contain costs.”

“To provide true health care management, you need to look beyond one venue of care and one system, and view the layer of data that sits above the EHR,” said Todd Ahrens, president and CEO, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. “HealtheIntent will enable us to put disparate information together to help implement change and truly put the individuals at the center of health and care.”