BIRMINGHAM, Alabama., June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — This week, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC), a leading national integrated healthcare services company with a network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home care agencies and palliative care, launched its 150e post-acute rehabilitation hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, with Oracle Cerner Corporation’s electronic health record (EHR) system. Implementing Oracle Cerner technology across all Encompass hospitals allows clinicians to learn and use a single platform.
In 2009, Encompass Health partnered with Oracle Cerner to deploy an inpatient rehabilitation hospital EHR, piloting the technology for two years in three hospitals. Following the success of the pilot project, in 2011 the companies began a large and complex rollout to implement the system in every Encompass Health hospital nationwide. Named ACE IT for advancing clinical excellence through information technology, the project transformed Encompass Health from a paper-based system to an electronic workflow and documentation system.
“Having a standardized EHR and deployment strategy across all of our hospitals has increased our ability to successfully complete and integrate developments, acquisitions, investments and joint ventures in line with our growth strategy, including achieving planned revenues, cost savings and productivity improvements,” said Rusty YeagerSenior Vice President of Encompass Health and CIO.
The implementation has reached Stage 6 of EMR Adoption Model certification by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Clinicians use the same system at every Encompass Health hospital, which promotes documentation efficiency and frees up time to focus on delivering quality patient care. Encompass Health and Oracle Cerner also continue to develop the Post-Acute Innovation Center, which received a 2019 CHIME Collaboration Award.
“Our goal at Oracle Cerner is to help solve today’s challenges in healthcare, including creating more reliable, intuitive, and useful tools to reduce complexity and help improve the experience for caregivers and patients” , said Bob Kopanic, Senior Vice President of North American Customer Relations at Oracle Cerner. “Supporting Encompass Health in implementing Oracle Cerner technology across all of its hospitals, ensures that clinicians can work at any of their facilities without the need to relearn systems and workflows, giving them more time to focus on quality patient care.”
Since 2011, Encompass Health has opened 61 de novo or acquired hospitals with Oracle Cerner technology in place from day one, and plans to add 6-10 more each year.
About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated health care services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) provides facility and home patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, health care agencies home and palliative care agencies. With a national footprint that includes 150 hospitals, 252 home health centers and 99 hospices in 42 states and Porto Rico, the company provides high-quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit entouragehealth.com or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Oracle Cerner
Oracle Cerner health technologies connect people and information systems in thousands of contracted provider facilities worldwide, dedicated to creating better, smarter care for individuals and communities . Recognized globally for its innovation, Oracle Cerner helps clinicians make healthcare decisions and helps organizations manage the health of their populations. The company also offers a connected clinical and financial ecosystem to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a broad range of services to meet people-centric clinical, financial and operational needs. For more information, visit Cerner.com or the Oracle Cerner Blog, or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or join the discussion on the Oracle Cerner Podcast.
Encompass Health Media Contact:
Casey Winger | 205 970-5912
Oracle Cerner Media Contact:
Kelsey Haynes | 316-210-7033
SOURCEEncompass Health Corp.