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GPHA and Cerner Announce Partnership


PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. — Nov. 10, 2015 — Great Plains Health Alliance (GPHA) announced that it has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to implement an integrated electronic health record (EHR) across the alliance’s 25 affiliated critical access hospitals. Dozens of populations across Nebraska and Kansas counties will be transitioned onto the Cerner system.

The implementation is the beginning of a significant long-term relationship among GPHA, Cerner and the rural communities. As more hospitals in the region become members of the alliance, GPHA will bring the facilities live on the Cerner system.

“Rural providers generally have limited resources, and Great Plains is dedicated to helping critical access and rural hospitals run more effectively and efficiently,” said Dave Dellasega, President and CEO of GPHA. “We have selected Cerner for this long-term commitment to help our affiliated providers collectively access some of the industry’s best solutions available.”

The Cerner Millennium EHR is a digital chart that will provide clinicians with a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical record.

“More than a quarter of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, and these critical access populations deserve access to health care experts and resources like the major urban hospitals have,” said Mitchell Clark, president of CommunityWorks, Cerner. “Cerner looks forward to working with one of the nation’s largest associations of critical access hospitals to support its affiliated provider facilities as they work to deliver high-quality care to communities in need.”

Great Plains Health Alliance is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization of leased, managed and affiliated hospitals in Kansas and Nebraska. Since it was formed in 1950, GPHA has been committed to rural health care and the management of rural hospitals.

Now one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit management systems in the nation, GPHA has developed into a comprehensive organization offering a variety of services, personnel, expertise, resource-sharing and opportunities.

Mission: Achieving excellence in rural health care management.

Vision: To be recognized as a leader in rural health care management, through excellence in innovation, knowledge, and commitment to the communities we serve.

Core Values: Fulfilling a rich tradition of Christian values, and exploring, encouraging and practicing faithful stewardship; Operating our facilities with integrity and respect; Valuing those we work with and honoring their dedication, commitment and passion to serve others

Posted by Aaron Miller on November 9, 2015 in GPHA Events, GPHA Hospitals, Healthcare Improvement.


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