Cerner Corporation

Toronto, Canada
Jim Shave, President, Cerner Canada
Which of the following best describes your company?

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Software
  • Systems Integration

If other, please specify

Area of Specialization
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Health
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

If other, please specify

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Describe your company's current technology and solutions
Health care in Canada is rapidly evolving, and we are leading the charge by way of provider-based, research-based and clinical decision support solutions.

We provide industry-leading solutions to digitize and automate many of the paper-based and labour intensive processes that exist in hospitals, ambulatory practices, long-term care and behavioural health facilities. Our Clinical and Enterprise Solutions include acute care clinical support, cross continuum care coordination, hospital operations, population health management, clinical performance improvement, ambulatory and specialty care, analytics, interoperability and technology infrastructure.

We are continuously building upon our foundation of intelligent technologies to deliver solutions that optimize processes for health care organizations. We continue to extend our core platform in order to aggregate, analyze and apply intelligence to health records from disparate systems across the care continuum and put this data into action.

Our mission is “to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.”

With systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide, our range of services support the clinical, financial and operational needs of health organizations of every size. Cerner leads in providing actionable data in clinical information systems so that members, caregivers and administrators can proactively manage the well-being of the government sponsored populations, communities and delivery networks. We are committed to serving the public sector.

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
For over 35 years Cerner has traditionally been providing solutions and services to the acute care sector in Canada. Currently we have seen a gap in the ability of organizations to support integrated care models. This includes the ability to react to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Cerner’s Population Health platform HealtheIntent is EHR agnostic and provides both insight and actionable data to clinicians, case workers and to patients and citizens across the continuum of care. Data comes from a variety of sources, and we have invested in platforms and capabilities to support the integration of that data that allows for a true patient story, operational efficiency and the highest levels of quality care. Cerner’s Population health platform tracks the actions and outcomes of patient cohorts, provides decision support to clinicians as patients intersect with the health care system. Consumer engagement, self-screening, virtual care, case management, virtual assessments, System capacity indicators and social determinants as well as any other available data sources are used to provide that clinical view and actionable data that is required to respond to extreme situations like the current COVID-19 outbreak. Data is on the front lines where it needs to be. It also is used for analytical and modeling purposes as well as research. Cerner’s HealtheInetent platform utilizes AI, Machine learning and concepts like Data as a service to enable Learning Healthcare Systems for organizations, regions and entire countries.

For the COVID 19 response Cerner clients are utilizing the HealtheIntent platform as follows;

Consumer engagement

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
Cerner’s information technology platforms are currently being used as the key digital infrastructure to support integrated care models around the globe. Across this country the need for regions to get the data to where its needed most is being highlighted as the greatest gap in developing integrated care models as highlighted in Ontario's evolution of its OHT’s strategy and in other provinces' efforts to control and manage chronic diseases effectively and affordably. There are many failed attempts to unite the fragmentation that exists in our healthcare systems without effective information-sharing strategies. Cerner’s HealtheIntent platform is the global market leading solution to help us move to seamless and connected health systems that can be proactive across the continuum of care, is intelligence oriented, and provides the right balance for both provider and consumer focused enablement.

Do you have any final reflections or comments?
Working together we will get through this.