KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology and a core member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health (LPDH), will demonstrate how the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to use Cerner's Model Experience to transform care delivery for the DoD's 9.4 million beneficiaries and 325,000 health care providers, in Booth 2032 at HIMSS16, Feb. 29 - March 4, at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

LPDH representatives will join Cerner to discuss the off-the-shelf standardized software system and integrated solutions that will be used in the implementation. Highlights will include military-specific workflows, the first responder application, mass vaccinations and theatre synchronizations. Henry Schein, the provider of practice management software for dentists (Dentrix Enterprise), will also demonstrate the functionality and integration of its system.

"The partnership's work across the past several months to deploy an open, secure and modern electronic health record to the DoD will have significant benefits for the entire Cerner client base and the broader health care industry," said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. "Our collaborative effort has led to solution enhancements and data portability that are essential to achieving the free flow of information across all venues of care and creating a system that works for health care organizations working to improve the well-being of individuals and communities."

Inside Cerner's Booth A broad range of services and solutions to support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations of every size will be featured in workflow zones that will highlight the latest health care innovations in different care settings.

Meet Felix HIMSS attendees can participate in a 60-minute theater experience that follows a patient's continuum of care journey from home to an inpatient setting. The Meet Felix presentation will showcase Cerner's latest solution developments focused on usability, actionable intelligence, interoperability and device connectivity.

Population Health ManagementCerner's goal is to enable organizations to develop near- and long-term population health management strategies. Visitors to the Cerner booth will learn about:

-- Cerner's population health management platform, HealtheIntent sm
-- Solutions that align, engage and empower key stakeholders
-- How we can support a high-performing network that enables risk modeling, referral management, performance monitoring and the ability to create new knowledge

InteroperabilityTo highlight Cerner's commitment to robust, nationwide, patient-centric interoperability, the booth will feature demonstrations of Cerner connectivity solutions designed to enable collaboration among care providers through the exchange of such clinical data as orders, lab results, documents, images, immunizations and prescriptions.

Continuum of CareDemonstrations will highlight how Cerner solutions help improve data exchange, communication and care coordination as patients move through care continuum into long-term care, home care and hospice, rehabilitation, and behavioral health environments.

AmbulatoryAttendees will experience how Cerner helps independent and affiliated physician practices efficiently navigate venues of care and share data across the care continuum with integrated clinical and financial solutions and services.

HomeBecause home is the venue of care where individuals typically spend the most time, Cerner will demonstrate solutions designed to facilitate engagements with a person's care team remotely.

HospitalDemonstrations will illustrate how Cerner's tailored provider workflows connect physicians, patients, care teams and communities to create a comprehensive approach for care management and delivery while driving clinical, financial and operational integration.

Financial ManagementAttendees will experience how workflows for case management, contract management, billing and collections, embedded electronic data interchange services and revenue management services enable health care systems and providers to achieve quality outcomes and pursue initiatives to reach population health management.

Interoperability Showcase Booth 11954 Cerner will demonstrate its CareAware iBus ® device connectivity capabilities and Clinical Exchange Platform network interoperability functionality as part of an interactive showcase of cutting-edge technologies and standards-based systems that advance a vision of connected health and care.

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1In the Interoperability Showcase Theatre, Cerner Senior Vice President John Glaser will share insights on Cerner's approach to interoperability, provide his perspective on current and expected interoperability-related legislation and discuss how the Internet of Things contributes to a connected health care ecosystem.

Meet the Author Session Glaser will be on-site from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the HIMSS Bookstore to sign copies of his new book "Glaser on Healthcare IT: Perspectives from the Decade that Defined Healthcare Information."

Education Sessions Forty-three Cerner client and associate speakers across 38 unique organizations will present education sessions on a range of topics that include change management, connected health and innovative processes.

The following sessions will be offered in collaboration with CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

1 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, Human Nature TheaterMarc Probst, CIO, Intermountain Healthcare, and Jeff Townsend, executive vice president and chief of staff, Cerner, will present on What it Takes for Success as they discuss process improvements, workflow and change management.

2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, Human Nature TheaterSaijid Ahmed, chief information and innovation officer, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, will discuss A Connected Hospital and Connected Community Partnership.

2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3, Rock of Ages TheaterDr. Brian Jacobs, vice president, CIO and CMIO, Children's National Health System, and David Pierre, senior institute executive, Bear Institute at Children's National Health System, will present on leadership, governance and strategic planning in their presentation, Establishing a Health IT Innovation Program: Early Successes.

Visit himssconference.org/education for a full list of education sessions. And for more information about Cerner, visit www.cerner.com or stop by Booth 2032 at HIMSS16.

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.
Media Contact: Marlene.Bentley@Cerner.com

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