KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, will host nearly 14,000 health care industry leaders, practitioners and Cerner associates for its annual Cerner Health Conference (CHC), Oct. 9-12, in Kansas City, Missouri.

During the four-day event, attendees from around the globe will network to share best practices and gain hands-on experience with Cerner’s innovative health care solutions and services. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to exchange ideas, learn from industry experts and collaborate to improve health for organizations, communities and people around the world.

"CHC is an opportunity to celebrate our clients’ successes and to bring together the brightest minds in health care to advance our vision for how technology can help solve the complex challenges facing the industry now and into the future," said Cerner President Zane Burke.

Conference events will be hosted throughout downtown Kansas City, including the Kansas City Convention Center, the Sprint Center, the Marriott Downtown and Muehlebach Hotel. Visit KC estimates this year’s CHC will generate more than $19 million for the Kansas City economy across lodging, dining, entertainment, transportation and retail purchases.

The 2017 conference theme, “Tomorrow, Today,” is about appreciating not only the work that is being done today to make health care better, but also anticipating the future of the health care system and creating innovative approaches to solve those challenges now. Through more than 250 educational sessions, featuring more than 700 speakers, CHC will focus on how organizations can advance health and care to build a healthier tomorrow.

"Cerner and our clients are navigating one of the most exciting periods in the history of health care, thanks to rapid advances in technology,” Burke said. "The ability to incorporate medical breakthroughs and emerging knowledge at a clinician’s fingertips through cognitive assistance and artificial intelligence are leading to new models of care and changing patient outcomes. CHC is about celebrating these types of advances that are shaping a new era for health care around the world."

Education sessions will highlight innovations like these as well as advances in connecting the continuum of care, interoperability and open development, patient engagement, population health management, revenue cycle management and virtual health and care.

The following is a sample of 2017 general sessions.
(Subject to change)

Monday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. CT

  • The opening general session will focus on how Cerner is bringing “Tomorrow, Today,” to life and how it’s tackling some of the greatest challenges in health and care around the globe. Prominent industry speakers will share how their organizations are improving consumer experiences and managing shifts to new models of care. A special tribute will also be shared around the life and legacy of Neal Patterson, co-founder, former chairman and CEO of Cerner. Several industry leaders will share stories of collaborating with Neal and how he inspired the vision for their organizations, including Dr. Kurt Newman, author of Healing Children, president and CEO of Children’s National Health System.

 Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. CT

  • Tuesday’s general session will focus on continuous advancement in the age of artificial intelligence. Mike Walsh, founder and CEO of Tomorrow, a consumer innovation research lab, will share industry perspectives about health care leadership in the age of artificial intelligence. John Glaser, Cerner senior vice president, population health, and Regan Baron, Cerner vice president, will share examples of the company’s focus on cognitive support techniques.

 Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. CT

  • Wednesday’s general session theme is client value creation through open and interoperable information platforms. Burke will discuss Cerner’s commitment to health care interoperability. He will be joined by Dr. Donald Rucker, national coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who will speak about the health IT provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act, and John Gresham, vice president of DeviceWorks and interoperability at Cerner, who will lead a discussion about engaging consumers and fueling an open ecosystem for innovation.

Cerner clients can register to attend this year’s event at www.cerner.com/chc. To follow CHC, visit blogs.cerner.com for posts on speakers and sessions, and connect with presenters and attendees on Twitter using the hashtag #CHC17.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 25,000 provider 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. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, 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

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