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VALHALLA, NY - (January 11, 2019) – The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare services in New York’s Hudson Valley, and Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced a 10-year strategic alliance that will support WMCHealth in building upon its industry-leading care experience for its patients, their caregivers and workforce.

Under the alliance, WMCHealth will roll out Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) system and services at its Valhalla and Poughkeepsie campuses, including its flagship Westchester Medical Center, as well as network members Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital – the advanced care pediatric center for the Hudson Valley, the Behavioral Health Center and MidHudson Regional Hospital. This will lay the groundwork for a network-wide EHR system. With the help of Cerner, Westchester Medical Center will become a showcase site for cutting-edge IT solutions and services.

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“This alliance with Cerner will enable us to craft a new model of healthcare IT service that will provide the latest and best resources for WMCHealth’s workforce,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO, WMCHealth. “New systems and technologies will be supporting staff members that care for many of the region’s most critically ill and injured residents. These new tools will help drive clinical integration, increase accuracy and efficiency and support higher quality care and lead to better outcomes.”

Additionally, Cerner will provide IT service delivery for the EHR system. WMCHealth will benefit from Cerner’s 40 years of experience through its relationships with other academic medical centers and health systems.

“WMCHealth and Cerner share a vision of how to effectively use health IT solutions to support improved outcomes and patient experience,” said Dick Flanigan, President, Cerner Health Services. “Our alignment emphasizes putting the person at the center of our work together to drive innovation. This relationship will help WMCHealth to focus on its mission of delivering exceptional care, while knowing they have an expert team to focus on the delivery of IT.”


About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth at Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.


About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.com, The Cerner Blog or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

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