Advocate Health Care extends Cerner partnership


Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners have extended their long-term partnership with global health information technology supplier Cerner. 

The companies said they will work together toward advanced health care, lowered costs and improved patient and clinician experience. 

The enhanced agreement will combine Cerner's population health and electronic health record (EHR) technologies with Advocate's population health people and process expertise.

Under the seven-year agreement, Advocate Physician Partners will work with Cerner as a solution and design partner to develop and evolve the next era of population health management solutions to better serve organizations and communities. 

This partnership is a continuation of the existing agreement to further advance clinical integration and population health management capabilities.

"Advocate and Cerner have a shared vision for advanced population health management. By combining Cerner's most innovative technology with Advocate's industry-leading clinical integration program focused on value-based care, we are leveraging big data in real-time to proactively address population risk," said Mike Englehart, president, Advocate Physician Partners.

Advocate Physician Partners will benefit from the relationship through the use of HealtheRegistries. The solution, built on the HealtheIntent platform, provides a comprehensive view of patient activity across the care continuum by aggregating clinical, financial and operational data.

Advocate plans to release Cerner's community-based care management solution, HealtheCare, this summer. Both HealtheRegistries and HealtheCare will be demonstrated in Cerner's booth at HIMSS15. 

Advocate Physician Partners will continue to deploy the latest population health innovations developed with Cerner as they manage a larger number of lives in the communities they serve.

"Advocate Physician Partners is an industry leader in clinical integration and improving health outcomes across the care continuum for the last decade," said Brad Carey, vice president of population health, Cerner. "Partnering with the largest commercial ACO allows Cerner to take the next step in advancing the health and care of entire populations, and identify and address risks before hospitalization."

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