Cerner Electronic Health Records

At Perry, we’re building an integrated health care delivery system for our community’s future health and wellness. The goal: Improve our communities’ quality of life.

We’re passionate about our community and aim to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. We strive to assist individuals in leading healthier, more productive lives to create thriving communities.

To help us achieve our goals, we’re working with Cerner to provide an updated electronic health record (EHR) system. This page will provide our community with further insight into who Cerner is and what this means for our patients and our hospital.

About Cerner

Cerner is a global leader in health care information technology and their world headquarters is located in Kansas City, Missouri. Cerner believes that health care is too important to stay the same. With that in mind, their mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.

Cerner is continuously building on their foundation of intelligent solutions for the health care industry. Their technologies connect people and systems at more than 27,000 contracted provider facilities worldwide, and their services support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations of every size.

Together with clients, like Perry Memorial Hospital, they’re creating a future where the health care system works to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. By designing leading-edge health information technology, Cerner offers strategies that empower organizations to know, manage and engage their populations. Their applications are developed with physicians in mind so they can focus on people, not technology, and their tools are designed to work for today and tomorrow.

Why are you getting a new health record system and how does it impact me as the patient?

At Perry, our staff and administration care deeply about their patients and want to help ensure we’re doing everything we can to provide high-quality care, and updating our EHR should help us along the way. While updating an EHR is a large initiative, hospitals do it for a variety of reasons as we aim to help:

  • Provide up-to-date and complete patient records, which in-turn can improve patient care
  • Assist providers when diagnosing patients and reducing medical errors
  • Enhance privacy and security of patient data and communications
  • Improve productivity and efficiency across health teams for better coordinated care
  • Encourage healthier lifestyle opportunities by identifying health trends across our patient population through analyzing patient data
  • Lower costs through promoting preventive medicine and care, decreasing paperwork and reducing duplicative testing