Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network of Allentown announced that it is implementing an electronic health record system and end-to-end revenue cycle management solutions at more than 40 inpatient and outpatient facilities in eight eastern Pennsylvania counties.
The health network has chosen Cerner, based in North Kansas City, Mo., a global leader in health care technology, to implement the systems.
Good Shepherd will replace its existing patient management system and several niche third-party clinical systems with Cerner Millennium clinical and financial solutions, including Cerner’s rehabilitation-specific solutions, to enable its care teams to optimize coordination and improve efficiency in the post-acute care of their patients.
“As health care reform changes the way care is delivered and paid for, we chose to align with an information technology supplier that can support our unique needs as a focused post-acute provider,” said John Kristel, president and CEO of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. “Cerner provides specialized workflows beyond the traditional hospital setting that will give our physicians, nurses, therapists and other highly specialized clinicians a more comprehensive view of their patients’ records.”
An integrated platform will enable providers to improve communication and collaboration across the organization and connect to Good Shepherd’s portfolio of partner organizations, as well as other health care organizations in the community.
“The future of health care will revolve around connecting a patient’s journey from all venues of care,” said Zane Burke, president of Cerner.
Founded in 1908, Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in eight eastern Pennsylvania counties. Offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology, the network serves more than 60,000 people a year for specialized programs including for stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics and amputation.