Sharp HealthCare to Expand Cerner Digital Record
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Longtime Cerner client Sharp HealthCare, a leading health care provider in San Diego, has selected Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to extend its electronic health record (EHR) to Sharp Community Medical Group, one of two affiliated medical groups.The PowerChart Ambulatory™ EHR will support more than 200 primary care and specialty physicians across Sharp’s outpatient facilities and independent physician practices. Integration with the existing Cerner Millennium® EHR will create a unified patient record and a clinically driven network across the health system. The primary goal of the initiative is to improve care coordination and create higher-quality patient outcomes and more efficient physician workflows.“We have had a strong and successful relationship with Cerner for nearly 20 years,” said Chuck Deckert, vice president of Health Information Technology, Sharp HealthCare. “We are confident this expanded relationship with Cerner will support our continued focus to provide the best experience possible for providers and patients.”Through the expanded relationship with Cerner, Sharp will utilize an integrated platform to create consistencies by streamlining physician workflows and care team communications for transitions of care. With one unified platform, Sharp also aims to reduce the efforts required to reconcile, aggregate and normalize clinical data for decision-support and reporting.“As Sharp grows and becomes more competitive, we’re committed to supporting quality care and patient outcomes through our integrated platform,” said Zane Burke, president, Cerner. “The integrated system will help physicians gain a more complete picture of the patient and better coordinate care across the continuum.”“Our relationship with Cerner will drive Sharp HealthCare into the future and connect more efficient and effective coordination of patient care with our pillars of excellence,” said Dan Gross, executive vice president, Sharp HealthCare.About Sharp HealthCareSharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp HealthCare system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups, a health plan, and numerous outpatient facilities and programs. To learn more about Sharp, visit Sharp Health News.About CernerCerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. For more information about Cerner, visit, read our blog at, connect with us on Twitter at and on Facebook at Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.Media Contact: 
Sharp HealthCare: John Cihomsky,, 858-499-4117
Cerner: Angela Vogen,, 816-571-9189