Cerner indicators 4 new rural hospitals as CommunityWorks purchasers

Cerner introduced this previous week that it has inked offers with new hospital clients in Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico and South Dakota to improve to its CommunityWorks digital well being report mannequin.

CommunityWorks, a cloud-based model of Cerner’s Millennium EHR, tailor-made for the scientific, monetary and operational wants of small and midsize vital entry hospitals.

Huron Regional Medical Heart, a 25-bed vital entry hospital in Huron, South Dakota, will deploy CommunityWorks throughout a number of services, together with the principle hospital, a ladies’s well being clinic and a physicians’ clinic. HRMC serves a inhabitants of greater than 37,000 throughout seven counties in eastern-central South Dakota.

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Well being Care Providers, a 69-bed neighborhood hospital based mostly in McKinley County, New Mexico, which incorporates components of the Navajo Nation and the Zuni Pueblo. Along with CommunityWorks, RMCH may even use Cerner’s CareAware Nursing Mobility software to spice up collaboration amongst clinicians. 

Lutcher, Louisiana-based James Parish Hospital is a 25-bed vital entry hospital that was looking for a extra complete suite of instruments to assist ship extra coordinated take care of sufferers throughout the agricultural parish, mentioned Cerner.

And Nebraska’s 10-bed Syracuse Space Well being includes a vital entry hospital and two rural well being clinics, in addition to a simply acquired orthopedic apply. It should deploy Cerner all through the hospital, which opened in 2018.


Cerner factors out that 20% of Individuals are served small and rural hospitals, which have their very own distinctive wants – particularly throughout the COVID-19 disaster.

The corporate has been centered on this section of the U.S. hospital base in current months.

Early throughout the pandemic, for example, Macon (Tennessee) Neighborhood Hospital earned the excellence as Cerner’s first-ever digital go-live in March, rolling out CommunityWorks with on-line help to assist workers keep away from publicity to COVID-19.

In June, Cerner named six different new CommunityWorks clients.

This previous month, Cerner mentioned it might supply a brand new video-based care platform to CommunityWorks purchasers for gratis way of the tip of 2021.


“The style through which we have interaction and help purchasers and their sufferers has shifted amid COVID-19,” mentioned Mitchell Clark, president, Cerner CommunityWorks, in an announcement. “Some conventional physician’s workplace and hospital visits have turned to digital or bodily distant in-person help. All through the challenges in healthcare in 2020, Cerner associates have remained fiercely devoted to furthering our shopper’s success.

“Now greater than ever hospitals want interoperable expertise to assist present seamless care to sufferers,” he added. “CommunityWorks gives the performance hospitals want, in a package deal that is value efficient, safe and cloud-based for environment friendly supply and updating.”

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