Cerner replaces Soarian EHR at St. Joseph’s Healthcare

New Jersey health system will deploy Cerner Millennium EHR, revenue cycle, population health management tools.
By Bernie Monegain
12:55 PM
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Cerner replaces Soarian EHR

Patterson, New Jersey, based St. Joseph’s Healthcare System will roll out an integrated electronic health record and revenue cycle management system across its acute, long-term care and ambulatory facilities.

The health system operates a regional tertiary care medical center, a state-designated children’s hospital, an acute care hospital, rehabilitation and long-term facilities and comprehensive home care.

Kevin J. Slavin, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s called the move “a critical step in our mission to improve the quality of care we provide.”

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The new system would also provide improved care coordination and a more comprehensive, integrated health IT platform, he said.

The Cerner Millennium EHR and HealtheIntent, Cerner’s near real-time population health management system that aggregates data from multiple sources, will support St. Joseph’s nearly 1,000 beds. HealtheIntent will establish a longitudinal record, which will give clinicians a comprehensive, unified view of a patient’s healthcare experiences.

St. Joseph’s, is a longtime Soarian client,” said John Glaser, senior vice president of population health at Cerner. Soarian was a Siemens product, and Cerner acquired Siemens’ health IT division in 2014.

“We’re dedicated to supporting the health system’s transition to Millennium, a more robust and connected health IT solution model, Glaser said.

St. Joseph’s ambulatory facilities will transition to Millennium Revenue Cycle, Cerner’s integrated platform.

The deal also includes Cerner Transaction Services, a suite of core services that helps reduce traditional bolt-on solutions and provides recommended practice workflows across Cerner revenue cycle technology to prevent redundant tasks and manage manual intervention.

St. Joseph will also leverage Cerner’s Business Office Management services, offered through Cerner’s revenue cycle services organization, RevWorks. The services provide back-end billing office support to manage accounts receivable including denial management and preventions at St. Joseph’s Ambulatory clinics.

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