Cerner has announced a strategic collaboration with Christiana Care Health System in Delaware to provide a weight loss surgery program designed to help members of Cerner’s health plan achieve their health goals. Together, they will focus on delivering high-quality, safe care with personalized support that helps members through each stage of the process.
Following a yearlong, nationwide selection process, the health system was selected as the strategic collaborator to improve the long-term health and well-being of members by providing the right experience for those who might benefit from a surgical weight loss procedure. The collaboration will focus on:
– Improving health outcomes of candidates for bariatric surgery
– Delivering a navigation program that supports members through the entire experience of care throughout their surgical journey
– Curating comprehensive and personalized education for the member to promote long-term engagement
– Fostering a trusted relationship between the member and their care team to create lasting success and maintenance of weight reduction
The program was made available to Cerner health plan members on Jan. 1, 2019.