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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, has launched the Cerner Open Developer Experience ( code_) to enhance collaboration with third-party and client developers on SMART® on FHIR ® applications (apps). code_ is a digital experience designed to meet market expectations of open communications, robust API documentation, provide clearly defined guidelines and access to tools that enable innovative app development. "Cerner is committed to taking a leadership role to support third-party developers and help further health information technology," said Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president, Medical Informatics, Cerner. "Encouraging innovators to develop apps that work across existing health records can help the industry advance the way care is delivered through improved interoperability capabilities." Any developer can visit the new website, code.cerner.com, to start coding immediately with the SMART on FHIR tools in the Cerner open sandbox, research educational development tools and browse current apps that are available or in development . The site is mobile-friendly, so users can access it from a number of different devices. SMART on FHIR apps run on top of the electronic health records, which enable physicians to access the "pluggable apps" directly within their workflow to more easily visualize, interact and transmit health data. "Fostering new ideas from the developer community enables us to reach a broader market of potential users," said Bob Robke, vice president, Interoperability, Cerner. "It's this open platform that has potential to unlock the next cutting-edge solution that could benefit not only our entire client base, but the industry as well." Fifteen new SMART on FHIR apps are in development or in production and will be showcased in Cerner booth 2032 at HIMSS16, Feb. 29 - March 4, at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Attendees will be able to explore the variety of apps on interactive touch screens, including EnrG|Rheum TM by xG Health Solutions, the VisualDx ® Clinical Decision Support App and RxCheck by RxREVU TM. About Cerner Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. On February 2, 2015, Cerner Corporation acquired substantially all of the assets, and assumed certain liabilities, of the Siemens Health Services business from Siemens AG. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at cerner.com/blog, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.