Cerner Continues to Lead Healthcare IT Industry

February 20, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With 25 years of focused clinical information technology experience, Cerner has built an unmatched client base, with live implementations of Cerner Millennium(R) at more than 550 unique sites. For

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With 25 years of focused clinical information technology experience, Cerner has built an unmatched client base, with live implementations of Cerner Millennium(R) at more than 550 unique sites. For healthcare organizations making IT decisions today, Cerner continues to be the clear choice.

"While there are many legacy clinical information systems (CIS) that can support reasonable versions of computerized physician order entry (CPOE), when looking at the most recently announced inpatient CIS products capable of delivering CPOE's full capabilities, Cerner Millennium has the highest number of confirmed live sites in the industry," said Kent Gale, president of KLAS Enterprises. Gale's findings are reported in the Vendor Landscape Presentation* by KLAS located at http://www.healthcomputing.com/ .

Cerner will demonstrate its proven solutions at the 2004 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition (HIMSS) in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 22-26. During the event, several executives and clinicians from leading medical institutions will discuss the impact of Cerner's solutions on their organizations and communities.

"Cerner's priority and focus on a unified architecture was a big criterion for our organization," said Mike Minear, senior vice president and chief information officer, University of Maryland Medical System. "We required sophisticated interoperability to successfully implement clinical order entry and online clinical documentation across the enterprise."

The University of Maryland Medical System adopted Cerner's industry- leading Cerner Millennium architecture to help drive quality and efficiency improvements. Cerner Millennium is the industry's first and only truly unified healthcare IT architecture. Its person-centric, open and highly scalable architecture allows healthcare organizations to meet clinical, financial and business information requirements across the continuum of care.

Cerner is extending its Cerner Millennium solutions with its new Web experience, which enables clinicians to quickly and easily access the right information at the right time. Cerner clients, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Deaconess Billings Clinic and the University of Illinois Medical Center will discuss the new Web experience at HIMSS.

 

Additional Cerner clients that will present at HIMSS include: -- University of Maryland Medical System/Mercy Hospital Port Huron: Increasing Safety by Closing the Medication Loop -- NCH Healthcare: Achieving Quantifiable Nursing Benefits through Technology -- Cook County Bureau of Health Services: Achieving Speed to Value through Rapid Implementation -- University of Kansas Medical School/The College of St. Scholastica: Paperless Healthcare Education -- Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center: Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Implementation

Cerner will be located in booth #146 at HIMSS. For more information please visit http://www.cerner.com/himss .

Cerner Corp. is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 1,500 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner's logo, Cerner Millennium. , http://www.cerner.com/ .

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*Vendor Landscape Presentation, Sept. 25, 2003. KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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