ResMed’s homecare software will now be available on EHR vendor Cerner’s Millennium EHR.
EHR vendor giant Cerner Corporation and ResMed are collaborating to improve the connection between health systems and home care, help providers make more informed treatment decisions, and improve chronic disease management.
“Both Cerner and ResMed believe in a system of health where the individual is at the center,” said Cerner Executive Vice President of Strategic Growth, Don Trigg. “This relationship brings a top home health solution to Cerner clients and advances our larger, strategic vision to build a person-centric health network in every community.”
Cerner partnered with ResMed to use their Brightree Home Health and Hospice platform to integrate with their Cerner Millennium EHR. With patients aging and payment models shifting towards value-based care, homecare is becoming more popular with patients and providers.
The combination of these two platforms will provide caregivers with better tools to make more informed decisions and help with the transition from health systems to home care.
ResMed keeps patients with sleep apnea, COPD, and other chronic diseases out of the hospital, the company says. Their out-of-hospital software and cloud-connected medical devices helps people stay healthy within the home or preferred care setting.
Cerner plans to connect their EHR and HealtheIntent population health management platform to ResMed’s cloud platform, along with their other digital health data software. This collaboration will make patient’s health data available in a place that clinicians can easily access.
“Supporting seamless transitions of care between acute and post-acute settings is a fundamental part of ResMed’s strategy to improve people’s quality of life and reduce health care costs. Working with Cerner is a significant step toward that reality,” said ResMed SaaS Business President, Raj Sodhi.
“A person’s health data is their own and should move with them, giving providers the information they need to deliver personalized care. We look forward to supporting Cerner and its clients in shaping the future through connected care that improves people’s well-being and lowers costs for providers.”
This is not the only partnership Cerner has forged as of late.
In late September, Cerner and Simplee announced a partnership to improve price transparency, convenient billing, and personalized payment options for customers.
Through the collaboration, Cerner will integrate the Simplee price transparency tool into its EHR offerings, allowing health care organizations to support a billing and payment process that makes it simpler for patients to understand and pay medical bills.
“Adding Simplee’s expertise in consumer-friendly billing helps Cerner simplify this part of the health care experience through third-party innovation,” said Cerner Senior Vice President of Consumer and Employer Solutions, David Bradshaw. “This relationship will help drive a transformation of the billing and payment process and help providers give consumers more convenience in health care.”
This technology will help make patients more aware of their financial responsibility earlier in the process and it will help them make more informed decisions about their health care.
Simplee’s Patient Financial Engagement, a self-serving platform, utilizes data analytics and machine learning to provide personalized payment options and estimates. It will be integrated into Cerner’s consumer technology and their revenue cycle portfolio.
Both the patient and provider will be on a single user interface and it will help support healthcare organizations to do a better job of deploying a better consumer-facing financial experience.
“Cerner and Simplee are working to put patient financial needs first,” said Simplee CEO Tomer Shoval. “We are committed to helping produce better financial and medical outcomes through a trusted, transparent and convenient experience for health care billing and payments.”
Date: October 10, 2019
Source: EHR Intelligence