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  • Cerner Corp. (CERN) Acquires Clairvia 0 comments
    Oct 7, 2011 2:23 PM | about stocks: CERN

    Today, Cerner Corp. announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Clairvia, a health care workforce management solutions provider. Clairvia’s software applications and predictive models enable health care organizations to align staff and resources with patient needs in real-time, allowing caregivers to focus solely on patient care. The solutions advance patient care quality, safety and throughput, staff productivity and satisfaction, reimbursements and cost control.

    The acquisition is anticipated to close in October 2011 and is not expected to have a material impact on Cerner’s 2011 financial results. Clairvia’s President and CEO, Beth Pickard, will join Cerner effective upon closure of the transaction.

    Over 400 organizations across the globe currently use Clairvia’s solutions, ranging in size from large health care systems to specialty physician practices. These clients utilize a variety of electronic health record (EHR) systems, as Clairvia’s solutions are EHR-system agnostic and integrate with numerous platforms, including Cerner Millennium®. Clairvia’s Care Value Management suite will be integrated into Cerner’s broader cloud-based and interoperability platforms, Cerner Healthe Intent™ and CareAware®. This will allow Cerner to offer a comprehensive suite of resource management solutions.

    “Health care worldwide is experiencing a resourcing deficit that is forecasted to grow dramatically in the next several years,” said Jeff Townsend, Cerner executive vice president and chief of staff. “The fundamental supply of staff and other assets simply cannot meet rising patient demand. Clairvia’s predictive models driven by EHR data not only cut costs by aligning the right resource at the right time but, more importantly, optimize patient outcomes. With this acquisition, we are solidifying our commitment to the workforce management marketplace and interoperable cloud-based solutions that focus on providing positive clinical, operational and financial returns for our clients.”

    “EHRs document patient needs and expected courses of care while resource management systems store nurse competency, skills and availability data,” said Pickard, Clairvia president and chief executive officer. “We integrate those two databases in real time, at the point of care. Cerner’s resources and dedication to improving health opens the door for us to create additional solutions that enable health care organizations to accurately forecast demand and to proactively align staffing resources to meet that demand.”

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    Stocks: CERN
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