Oracle Cerner now has the resources and the infrastructure to do more than ever before and that’s due to joining Oracle, one of the world’s largest technology companies, earlier this year. Oracle has stated it’s taking a differentiated approach to what other technology companies have done in the past to try to revamp healthcare. Mike Sicilia, head of Oracle’s global industry units, recently sat down with David Feinberg, chairman of Oracle Health, at the Oracle Cerner Health Conference to discuss the marriage of Oracle and Cerner, the global leader in electronic health records. “Healthcare has become Oracle’s primary vision. We are putting tremendous resources into it to provide better outcomes for users and patients,” Sicilia said.
Hospitals and health systems across the globe are looking for the most useable, most connected, most secure technology possible. And Oracle Cerner is here to deliver. From July to September 2022, clients committed to Oracle Cerner with 145 new, extended or expanded contracts, including eight new clients who chose its technology and products. Learn more about six of those clients below.
Leading Global Life Sciences Company Teams with Oracle Cerner
Working to streamline lab operations in 10 states, Oracle Cerner and Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company, have formed a new relationship to help one of the nation’s leading nonprofit Catholic health systems improve lab efficiencies and enhance overall patient care. Labcorp announced earlier this year it will manage the health system’s hospital-based laboratories and has chosen Oracle Cerner to build and expand upon the labs’ existing technologies. The standardized and optimized workflows will help improve efficiency in the labs as well as support information sharing across the health system.
“The ability to easily manage workflow and testing information is imperative to providing the high level of service that customers expect from Labcorp,” said Carl Warner, senior vice president of information technology, Labcorp. “With its well-established reputation and health technology, Oracle Cerner supports our goal of helping patients and physicians make better health decisions.”
Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Hawaii Reduces IT Workload with Oracle Cerner
REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) also recently selected Oracle Cerner technology. For 70 years, REHAB has served as one of the only comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospitals in Hawaii and been focused on providing care to those with physical and cognitive disabilities, such as stroke and spinal cord injuries and helping patients to reach optimal health and more independence. REHAB teamed with Oracle Cerner this year to enhance its electronic health record (EHR) system. REHAB’s transition to a remote hosting model will reduce its IT workload by allowing Oracle Cerner to manage its domain maintenance and complete timely and necessary regulatory updates. All facilities, which includes its main 82-bed campus; three outpatient clinics; and a physician’s clinic, will implement Millennium® EHR with content built specifically for rehabilitation providers.
Two Additional Southeastern U.S. Hospitals Add Oracle Cerner
Huntsville Hospital Health System, the second largest hospital in Alabama and named Best Regional Hospital and No. 2 in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report, recently expanded its Oracle Cerner agreement to include two additional hospitals, Helen Keller Hospital and Red Bay Hospital. A client since 2017, Huntsville has improved interoperability and enhanced the patient experience with the Oracle Cerner EHR at multiple facilities including Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville Hospital’s Heart Center, Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children and Madison Hospital, as well as approximately 40 ambulatory clinic locations. As it continues to expand its health system footprint, it looks forward to teaming with Oracle Cerner as it adds new facilities and ultimately achieves a single, integrated EHR across the health system.
Rural, Critical Access and Community Hospitals Adding EHRs to Improve Patient Care
Oracle Cerner continues to see significant growth in CommunityWorks℠ with nearly 300 hospitals across 45 states using the solution and five new clients signed since July.
Through the CommunityWorks delivery model, Cerner scales and tailors its EHR system to offer cutting-edge technology with predictable IT spend, providing an economical business model for community and critical access hospitals.
One such community hospital is Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, an 81-bed facility located in Elkin, North Carolina. “Pursuing an integrated, single architecture, and high-functioning health record system is essential in accelerating our journey toward becoming the nation’s best community healthcare system,” said “We are pleased to report that Hugh Chatham has now entered into an agreement with Oracle Cerner to make this a reality.”
Additional new clients include:
- Hardtner Medical Center, a 35-bed critical access hospital located in Olla, Louisiana. It sought an EHR that would be agile to support it across the wide variety of specialties and services lines it offers. It wanted a system that would grow with it, such as with an outpatient facility it is currently building. Hardtner Medical Center says it is looking forward to being on a modern and stable platform with Oracle Cerner which will allow its caregivers to be more efficient and provide better care to its patients.
- Jersey Community Hospital (JCH), a 46-bed community hospital located in Jerseyville, Illinois, about one hour northeast of metro St. Louis. After utilizing numerous EHR’s throughout its health system for years, JCH will now consolidate to a single integrated record to better support its patient and caregiver needs. JCH selected Oracle Cerner based on our proven ability to support virtually all venues of care with a single integrated record, enhanced functionality, and the ability to scale as JCH grows.