Adventist Rolls Out Rural EHR Partnership with Cerner | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Adventist Rolls Out Rural EHR Partnership with Cerner

January 11, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
| Reprints

The Roseville, Calif.-based not-for-profit, integrated health care system, Adventist Health, has teamed with Cerner (Kansas City, Mo.) to digitize its care processes across 130 outpatient clinics that are part of the Adventist system. Each clinic will get Cerner’s Ambulatory EHR software as part of the new agreement.

According to Cerner, the latest roll out includes the largest collection of rural health clinics in California.

Adventist, which provides care across four states (California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington) in 18 hospitals, more than 135 clinics (rural health and physician clinics) and 14 home care agencies, implemented Cerner’s EHR in 2001. The relationship expanded when Adventist implemented Cerner’s BeyondNow software in 2009 for its home care agencies.

“This IT expansion project will enable Adventist Health to maximize its patient-centric focus by delivering clinical information systems within a single platform, and thus providing optimal health care information across the patient’s continuum of care,” said Alan Soderblom, vice president and CIO of Adventist Health, said in a statement.

Cerner is collaborating with Adventist Health on implementing a number of other solutions that align both companies’ long term goals of digitizing patient care. This includes Cerner’s Best in KLAS Remote Hosting Option, which provides proven and predictable data center services along with Discern nCode® computer-assisted coding and Cerner Patient Portal. Adventist Health is also working with Cerner on advancing their revenue cycle solutions.



Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

In GAO Report, More Concern over VA VistA Modernization Project

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is calling into question the more than $1 billion that has been spent to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health IT system.

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.