Intermountain Healthcare Partners With Cerner to Provide Clinical Governance for Leidos Partnership for Defense Health

World-Class Quality Improvement and Analytics Partner to Consult With Cerner on DHMSM Program

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner today announced a strategic agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to provide clinical governance of solutions and workflow to be proposed for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM) initiative.

Cerner is a member of the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, an alliance that includes Leidos, the domain experts in Military Health, and Accenture, a global IT and management consulting company and one of the largest EHR systems integrators in the world. If awarded, the Leidos Partnership will transition the DOD smoothly and securely to an open, modern, secure and interoperable system, informed by the most comprehensive medical information across the continuum of care.

Leveraging decades of clinical experience and research, Intermountain will work with Cerner to meet the military's specific requirements to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) process.

"Intermountain is excited about bringing Cerner's standards-based service strategy to the military health system," said Stan Huff, Intermountain's chief medical informatics officer. "This strategy holds the potential for sharing of platform-independent applications and clinical decision support. No one in health IT is more qualified than Cerner to deliver tools that are at once cutting-edge, intuitive and user-friendly for patients and medical staff to securely share EHR data and ensure optimal patient care. Intermountain is honored to share our deep knowledge of clinical systems architecture and workflow with Cerner as we jointly work toward the Leidos Partnership's delivery of this critical update to our military's healthcare management system."

As part of the agreement, Intermountain will serve a key role on Cerner's advisory and governance structures, informing Cerner's participation in the DHMSM project from deployment to clinical systems architecture.

"Intermountain's extensive history and expertise with military health partnerships, as well as its unparalleled reputation for excellence in research, education and collaboration, are invaluable as we work to deliver a world-class solution for our active duty military, veterans and their families," said Jeff Townsend, Cerner Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff.

Through a multi-year partnership, Intermountain is implementing Cerner EHR solutions and revenue cycle across its internationally recognized nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics throughout Utah and southeastern Idaho.

About Cerner

Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 14,000 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 improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit, read our blog at, connect with us on Twitter at and on Facebook at

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About the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health

Leidos, Accenture and Cerner are trusted partners for Defense Health, offering unrivaled deployment experience and an Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution built on modern, modular and open architecture that the military community, their families and the providers who serve them can count on today and well into the future. The Partnership draws on the collective strengths and proven innovation of three global leaders in health IT, interoperability and military EMR and EHR with decades of experience on critical programs of this scale. For more information on the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health, please visit


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