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Banner Health and Cerner Form Strategic Partnership

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Banner Health, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., and Cerner Corp., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., today announced a multi-year strategic partnership to advance and innovate health and care delivery by leveraging new developments in health information technology and population health management. With increasing pressures on health facilities and providers, and shifting reimbursement models, both organizations are committed to innovating care delivery with an approach that focuses on consumer engagement, new and innovative management solutions, and financial management to further drive higher quality and lower costs.

This collaboration builds upon decades of prior engagements between the two organizations, including the deployment of the Cerner Millennium® electronic health record across 26 Banner hospitals that has resulted in 21 of these hospitals being recognized as HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 organizations.

Banner Health and Cerner will continue to roll out Cerner Millennium across all of Banner’s campuses and clinics, which will include a comprehensive strategy to align the provider’s clinic-based record with the hospital’s acute care record. The two organizations will further collaborate to manage entire populations and improve clinical outcomes, with the roll out and adoption of several Cerner HealthIntent enabled solutions across the organization. This platform is designed to aggregate the clinical, financial and operational data that occurs as part of care delivery and then normalize the data to allow for deeper insights and interventions for both individuals and entire populations.

April 16, 2015