McLeod Health taps Cerner for EHR, RCM, population health tools

The hospital system intends to streamline billing and clinical documentation, give patients a single record and use that to analyze population-level data, officials said.
By Bernie Monegain
12:55 PM
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McLeod Health, an integrated delivery system, will transition its seven acute care hospitals and 90 ambulatory facilities from the Invision financial and Soarian clinical platforms to a suite of integrated Cerner technologies.

McLeod’s 650 physicians ad 1,600 nurses serve more than a million people across 15 counties in South Carolina.

McLeod will employ Cerner’s Millennium Revenue Cycle, integrated with the Cerner Millennium EHR to boost both clinical and financial workflow. The health system will also roll out HeatheIntent, Cerner’s population health management platform.

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Among the advantages McLeod is expected to reap, according to Cerner, is a streamlined billing process and better clinical documentation to help improve reimbursements and limit claims errors.

Patients will receive a single bill and record, direct access to clinical results and visibility into their financial liability.

“We will provide our physicians with sophisticated tools to develop a more holistic view of each individual’s health history by incorporating financial and community information with the clinical record,”  McLeod Health CIO Jenean Blackmon said in a statement.

McLeod, in turn, will use that record to identify gaps in care and analyze population- and enterprise-level data through the use of registries, scorecards and enterprise data warehouse.

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