Children's Mercy to consolidate multiple EHRs onto Cerner Millennium

The organizations will also form a collaborative team to work together on the deployment.
By Bernie Monegain
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Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Missouri. Credit: Google Maps

Children’s Mercy Kansas City, a pediatric medical center, announced that it will deploy Cerner’s Millennium EHR. 

Children’s Mercy will implement Cerner’s full suite of solutions, based on Cerner Millennium EHR architecture.

Mercy will be replacing multiple disparate platforms with a single integrated system to streamline operations and to help caregivers make data-driven decisions at critical points during a patient’s care.

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Medical devices will be integrated to securely transfer data from bedside devices to the EHR in near real time. Mercy will also roll out efficient scheduling and billing platforms and population health management technology to help identify gaps in care. 

“The electronic flow of clinically relevant information will help improve our physicians’ day-to-day workflow,” David Chou, chief information and digital officer at Children’s Mercy, said in a statement. “Having a single source of data provides convenience and improves productivity. More important, it lets our practitioners spend more time focused directly on our patients and their care.” 

The organizations will also embark on a joint education program to enable employees from different areas of each workforce to shadow one another. Cerner associates will be able to see and learn firsthand how care is delivered at the bedside. Caregivers can go behind the scenes to participate in the development of new technology. The collaboration aims to speed innovation within each organization and across healthcare.

Cerner will also have a team embedded at Children’s Mercy, who will work to maximize technology’s impact on patient care by leveraging the expertise of both organizations in the exam room. 

Children’s Mercy will implement Cerner’s full suite of solutions, based on Cerner Millennium EHR architecture, the organizations said.

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