Cerner is a major EHR vendor that works with 27,500 healthcare providers globally. Recently it has been forming partnerships with technology companies that are new to the healthcare space, including Amazon and Uber, as reported in Forbes.
Uber has recently spun up Uber Health to allow healthcare professionals to order rides for patients going to and from the care they need.
Uber Health will incorporate its APIs into the modules of Cerner’s EHR products. Users will not need to download a separate application.
BayCare Health System in Central Florida will be one of the first providers to use Cerner’s Uber Health integration. The health system is projected to coordinate over 22,000 rides by the end of the year.
Source: Cerner at Software Reviews, Report Published January 2019
As emerging technology markets like rideshare and cloud computing become increasingly commoditized, technology companies will look to partner with vendors in other industries to continue growing and to maintain profitability. Thus, Cerner has found itself in a good position to take on partnerships with a wide range of organizations. These partnerships almost always result in greater functionality for the end user of the EHR products, which directly improves the quality of care offered by health care institutions.
The US Department of Health and Human Services and the Indian Health Service (IHS) have formalized an overarching plan to support improved clinical and nonclinical operations across IHS, Tribal, and Urban healthcare facilities through RPMS EHR and HIT modernization.
Cerner and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working together to expand access to clinical data battling the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing de-identified patient data with health researchers.
COVID-19 has disrupted critical healthcare projects and implementation plans. Despite the considerable challenges faced by many healthcare organizations MEDITECH has been working with them to shift to virtual EHR implementations.
Grand Lake Health System (GHLS) in St. Mary’s, Ohio, had telehealth on its 2020 application roadmap. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, GLHS chose Allscripts’ telemedicine solution called FollowMyHealth.
Between mid-February and April, athenahealth reported a 3,400% increase in demand for telehealth services. In response to this unprecedented need for patients and providers to connect virtually, athenahealth introduced an improved and integrated telehealth solution.
The unprecedented pandemic and social distancing have pushed Cerner to try out new means of implementing its Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions. Cerner kicked off its first attempt this month at a hospital in rural Tennessee.
Epic Systems, a provider of health information technology, launched a COVID-19 triage app in partnership with nonprofit health IT services provider OCHIN. The app will assist healthcare professionals who do not have immediate access to an EHR platform.
Telehealth solutions are rapidly gaining traction across the healthcare industry. To remain on the cutting edge and keep up with the increase in demand for services as a result of COVID-19, insurance providers should consider adopting telehealth tools.
eClinicalWorks has developed an Open Interoperability standard (EOI) that leverages FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) to exchange health data.