KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centrus Health, a Kansas City-based clinically integrated network, and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have come together with a shared vision to improve health care delivery while reducing costs across the Kansas City community. Centrus Health, a network comprised of high-quality hospitals and providers in the region including North Kansas City Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, The University of Kansas Health System and independent physicians facilitated by the Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association, plan to use Cerner’s technological tools and analytical capabilities to create a population health management program that is expected to advance value-based health care delivery in Kansas City.

“This collaboration with Cerner aligns with our goal to increase the value of health care in Kansas City,” said Chris Wilson, executive director, Centrus Health. “With Cerner’s technology, proven track record of innovation and shared incentives, we will optimize our physician-led clinically integrated network to continue to provide high-quality, low-cost patient-centric care.”

The anticipated relationship between Centrus Health and Cerner marks the beginning of an opportunity to further improve care delivery to patients in Kansas City. The collaboration will permit Centrus Health to use Cerner’s technology, and dedicated Cerner associates will work to further optimize the network’s value-based contracts through innovations in technology and new business models. Centrus Health will use the Cerner HealtheIntentSM population health management platform to coordinate and manage care across the clinically integrated network. The more than 1,600 physician participants of Centrus Health will benefit from working collaboratively, sharing data and holding each other accountable for performance against clinical quality and efficiency standards – positioning Centrus Health for long-term provider sustainability and new business development arrangements.

“Centrus Health and Cerner together have the unique opportunity to make a real impact on the quality and delivery of health care in the Kansas City metro area,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “As we work toward our shared vision of improving the patient and consumer experience, we are proud that local associates, colleagues and neighbors will reap those benefits.”

Cerner will demonstrate how its solutions and services can be implemented throughout independent organizations to help improve care delivery across populations at Booth 1832 at HIMSS18, March 5-9, at the Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.

About Centrus Health

Centrus Health Kansas City is a clinically integrated, physician-led network, comprised of more than 1,600 physicians, representing the employed medical groups of North Kansas City Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health and The University of Kansas Health System, and independent physicians including the Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association (KCMPA). The network seeks to transform health care by improving the quality and efficiency of care. For more information, visit CentrusHealth.com.

About Cerner

Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 27,000 provider facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.

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Media Contacts:
Centrus Health
Kelsey Rockey, Parris Communications, (913) 956-9959, krockey@parriscommunications.com

Cerner
Austin Cozzolino, Public Relations, (816) 786-2154, austin.cozzolino@cerner.com