KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cerner Corporation announced today that Cerner Millennium(TM) release 2003 will be available March 2003. This new version, Cerner's eighth major and most comprehensive release, dramatically expands
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cerner Corporation announced today that Cerner Millennium(TM) release 2003 will be available March 2003. This new version, Cerner's eighth major and most comprehensive release, dramatically expands the capabilities of the industry's leading information architecture and includes new unique features that create substantial value for clients. This new release will be available for demonstrations at the upcoming HIMSS 2003 Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. February 10 through 13.
The Cerner Millennium architecture was recently recognized by a Banc of America survey as the leading health care information architecture in the industry. "Numerous respondents applauded Cerner's software architecture (especially the high level of integration it fosters between various Millennium modules) and commitment to product development." Banc of America Securities 2003 Health Care Information Technology Hospital CIO Survey.
In this release, Cerner's computerized physician order entry (CPOE) solution, PowerOrders(TM), is enhanced to include the Zynx Executable Knowledge(R) offering, bringing the best medical science to every clinical decision. Cerner's Closed Loop Medication Process solution, the first and only solution in the industry to connect the ordering, dispensing and administering of medications across the care continuum, is also being expanded. More than just CPOE, this closed-loop system synchronizes physician orders, pharmacy fulfillment and nurse administration. The visionary medication management process allows the organization to provide safer care to its patients.
Cerner's Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle(TM) solution, the first solution to harmonize the clinical and financial processes within health care, is being enhanced with new registration and billing capabilities. The Gartner Group validated the importance of integrated solutions like Cerner Millennium's Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle solution in a recent study entitled Healthcare Provider Predictions: IT Advances for 2003. "Care delivery organizations (CDOs) must begin to create IT strategies that drive the tight coupling of data flows between their financial and clinical systems."
The Cerner Millennium 2003 release will include thousands of new features and functions for Cerner clients. All of these functional and architectural enhancements will enable Cerner clients to take the paper chart out of health care, reducing medical error, reducing variance and cutting unnecessary waste. This robust version of Cerner Millennium is another testament to the substantial scalability of the broad range of solutions across all types of health systems. The person-centric architecture seamlessly unifies the continuum of care, from physician practices and clinics through large IDNs.
"Cerner constantly strives to provide innovative solutions for all health care organizations. That is why we have decided to invest more than $1 billion over the next five to seven years to continually enhance and expand our architecture. We are already planning further enhancements and extended functionality for Cerner Millennium 2004, which will be available March 2004," said Jeff Townsend, senior vice president and chief engineering officer.
Cerner Corporation is the leading supplier of clinical and management information and knowledge systems to more than 1,500 health care organizations worldwide. Cerner is working to transform the health care delivery system by increasing the quality of care, improving efficiencies, eliminating medical error and connecting the individual to the system with innovative information solutions. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner's logo and Cerner Millennium, PowerOrders, Executable Knowledge, and Clinically Drive Revenue Cycle. Nasdaq: CERN, http://www.cerner.com/ .
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