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Cerner opens new population health employee wellness center in Kansas City

Services include primary care, health education coaching, prevention and wellness screening services as well as population health offerings.
By Bernie Monegain
12:38 PM

Cerner has added another health and wellness center to the more than 40 it operates for employers across the country.

Named Road to Wellness Health Center, the 5,000-square-foot health center is part of the Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, the state of Kansas and the University of Kansas Hospital. The center is part of long-term strategy to improve the health of county and city employees and provide convenient, affordable care.

UG employees will have access to a variety of health and care services that are part of UG’s new employee wellness program. 

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Cerner’s management of the health center will include primary care, health education through coaching, and prevention and wellness screening services centered on the preferences and risks of each plan member. The health program launched in October 2015 with the availability of wellness screenings and health coaching services provided by Cerner for UG employees.

“Our new employee health center marks a big step toward promoting improved health and wellness among our employees,” Mark Holland, mayor and CEO of UG, said in a statement. “Not only will this service give our employees an incentive to take more preventive health measures, but we believe it will also help the Unified Government control its healthcare costs.”

The health center offers a range of wellness services designed to help members manage and prevent illness, including vaccinations, education and coaching on smoking cessation, preventive blood pressure tests and skin cancer screenings.

“Cerner is eager to advance this initiative that aims to make a positive impact on the overall health of our local community,” said Mike Heckman, Cerner vice president of population health services.

Twitter: @Bernie_HITN
Email the writer: bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com


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