Kern Medical, a 222-bed acute care teaching center based in Bakersfield, California, has selected Cerner to implement the Cerner Millennium EHR and Cerner HealtheIntent big data and insights platform for population health management. Kern Medical’s transition to Cerner Millennium EHR is designed to support an individual’s care journey across the continuum – from the doctor’s office to the hospital and outpatient clinics – with consistent patient engagement.
Kern Medical made the choice based on their goal to have one, integrated and efficient platform to allow for seamless care across the enterprise. Through the new online patient portal, patients will be able to stay engaged in their care through securely messaging physicians, viewing and settling balances and accessing their health history.
HealtheIntent’s system-agnostic platform normalizes data from any source, to aggregate clinical and financial data from its core EHR and other sources. Once live, HealtheIntent will enable thousands of Kern Medical clinicians to make more informed decisions by providing a comprehensive profile of an individual and the entire population. This comprehensive profile can be used to proactively identify gaps in care and analyze population and enterprise data through use of HealtheRegistries, HealtheEDW℠, Cerner’s registries and scorecards and enterprise data warehouse solutions.
Once live, Kern Medical clinicians using HealtheIntent will receive support through meaningful data to help engage people beyond the hospital setting and manage health outcomes, with the aim of improving statewide health. Cerner HealtheIntent will also support regulatory reporting requirements from the Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) program in California. With actionable data about individuals and populations, Kern Medical will continue their work with the PRIME program to improve the way care is delivered throughout the state to maximize the value to patients. In doing so, Kern Medical supports the development of a health care network focused on improving quality, reducing cost and enhancing access to patient care.
“Kern Medical is committed to delivering safe, compassionate, high-quality care to our community and Cerner’s health IT solutions will help us continue to do so,” said Dr. Glenn Goldis, chief medical officer, Kern Medical. “Through this transformation, we will strive to provide an integrated approach toward improving the health and well-being of our community.”