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Cerner Adds Seven Rural Hospitals to CommunityWorks Platform

By Jack O'Brien  
   June 23, 2020

The Kansas City-based health information technology company announced additions to its cloud-based platform.

Cerner Corporation announced the addition of seven rural hospitals to its CommunityWorks platform Monday. 

The Kansas City-based health information technology company added Clay County Medical Center, based in Clay Center, Kansas; Coulee Medical Center, based in Grand Coulee, Washington; Macon Community Hospital, based in Lafayette, Tennessee; Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, based in Odessa, Washington; Opelousas General Health System, based in Opelousas, Louisiana; Pike County Memorial Hospital, based in Louisiana, Missouri; and United Memorial Medical Center, based in Houston.

In a statement, Cerner stated that the rural health providers selected the company's cloud-based platform to "assist in transforming the future of healthcare and helping to ensure individuals in their communities have access to quality, comprehensive services."

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"The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of having access to the right information at the right time in order to support providers as they work to save lives," Mitchell Clark, president of CommunityWorks, said in a statement. "The flexibility and scalability of this delivery model allows for use across community hospitals of varying sizes, making Cerner a right-fit for these clients and many others across the country."

Cerner's announcement came 10 days after a MarketsandMarkets report projected that the hospital electronic medical records (EMR) systems market is expected to hit $20.7 billion by 2025.

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Cerner has also faced challenges maintaining its market share in recent months.

Earlier this spring, the 2020 U.S. Hospital EMR Market Share Report from KLAS found that Epic Systems gained a greater share in the EMR sector while its primary competitor, Cerner, lost ground.

Related: Epic Dominates EMR Market Share Wars; Cerner Loses Ground

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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