Cerner Chairman and CEO Neal Patterson pointed to his longtime relationship with Intermountain.
"Several decades ago, when I was just starting out, I would go to Intermountain to listen and learn," Patterson said in a statement. "Intermountain has a globally recognized focus on systematically working to increase quality and decrease cost. Intermountain's vision around shared accountability represents the future of healthcare."
"We share a common vision to improve care for populations of people," said Brent James, MD, chief quality officer at Intermountain. "This partnership will accelerate our efforts to provide core functionality to our caregivers as we create new innovations to transform healthcare. By integrating the Cerner system with our electronic data warehouse, we will continue to drive improvements in healthcare quality."
Several key Cerner leaders and staff will relocate to Salt Lake City for the deployment to join with Intermountain's executives in driving this collaboration. They will be led by Cerner Executive Vice President Jeff Townsend.