Houston, TX (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The Menninger Clinic, a national leader in behavioral health care, has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement the Cerner Millennium® electronic health record (EHR) through the new Cerner IntegratedTM – Behavioral Health deployment model for behavioral health organizations.
“The Menninger Clinic is a premiere mental health care system. For decades, the Menninger Clinic has been the destination for patients and their families who are searching desperately for relief from suffering,” said Dr. Justin Coffey, chief information officer, the Menninger Clinic. “We have innovative treatment programs with demonstrated and sustained outcomes, and we have outstanding clinicians. At the cornerstone of these results is meaningful information. We searched long and hard for a company whose technology can provide an information platform that supports our continued growth and discovery. We found the right collaborator in Cerner.”
The Menninger Clinic will transition to the Cerner Millennium EHR, a health care IT platform designed to support an individual’s care journey across the continuum of patient care. At the Menninger Clinic, this means everything from specialized hospital programs and step-down care to comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient programs to innovative community reintegration and home-based programs. The Cerner Millennium system will provide the Menninger Clinic care team with a unified health record so that every member of the care team has access to meaningful information when they need it. Equally important is Cerner’s web-based portal, which will empower patients and their families to actively engage in the care process by viewing vital health data, sharing self-reported information, scheduling appointments and communicating with providers.
Cerner Integrated – Behavioral Health will deliver the mental health care system the power of Cerner Millennium through cloud technology. With this shared services solution, the Menninger Clinic will receive a tailored offering of health IT applications and services, optimized for behavioral health, at an affordable cost.
“Cerner’s behavioral health-specific solutions will help the Menninger Clinic staff provide personalized and effective care to help their patients live healthier lives,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “One unified patient record, deployed to meet the unique needs of behavioral health organizations, will support a healthier community that is engaged in their care.”
The Menninger Clinic will also implement Cerner revenue cycle management solutions. The Menninger Clinic will be able to integrate financial data with clinical data from Cerner Millennium into one patient record. Cerner’s Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ will support the Menninger Clinic staff with the resources to measure and continually reduce the cost of care, making high-quality “Menninger care” more affordable and accessible.
About the Menninger Clinic
Menninger’s mission is to create a healthy world by excelling in the art and science of mental health care. For 28 consecutive years, The Menninger Clinic has been named a national Best Hospital in psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey of psychiatrists nationwide. Menninger’s premier mental health care system has become known for its expert team-based diagnostic assessments and treatment during its 92-year history. Innovative, personalized treatment approaches at Menninger continue to increase value for Texans and people nationwide to access the care that best meets their needs. Menninger is a private teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and is a member institution in the nation’s largest medical complex, the Texas Medical Center.
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,000 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
SOURCE: Menninger Clinic