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Cerner To Acquire PureWellness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and BURLINGTON, Vt., Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PureWellness, a leading health and wellness company which develops solutions to enable population health, individual engagement and measurable lifestyle improvements.

Acquiring PureWellness will further position Cerner to help organizations manage the health and care of their populations. Engaging the individual is critical in a population health strategy and the combination of Cerner Millennium ®, Cerner HealtheIntent , and PureWellness' health and wellness platform (to be known as Cerner Wellness) will create the most comprehensive set of capabilities on the market to support an individual's health and care needs.

Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. "By aligning PureWellness and Cerner ® solutions, Cerner will be uniquely positioned to support clients focusing on population health management, including accountable care organizations, managed care organizations, employers, health plans and providers looking for a differentiated way to engage their patient population," said Matthew Swindells, senior vice president with Cerner.

Co-founded by Ron Keen and Ken Kaufman, 15- and 20-year veterans of the health IT industry respectively, PureWellness offers a customizable platform which is used by thousands of organizations and deployed to more than 4 million individuals. Its enterprise health and wellness solution allows for efficient administration and management of all wellness initiatives within each organization. Its robust wellness platform and mobile applications are leveraged by hospitals, health systems, health insurance providers, employers and health clubs to engage their respective populations. PureWellness has steadily grown its presence in the wellness market since its inception in 2001.

"Cerner's dedication to improving the health and wellness of populations combined with PureWellness' robust wellness solutions will further enable organizations to enhance their population health efforts to deliver better outcomes," said Ken Kaufman, PureWellness president and co-founder.

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