Cerner revenues up 18% in 4th quarter

Cerner beat Wall Street expectations, reporting an adjusted fourth-quarter profit of $53.6 million, or 65 cents a share, reports the local paper where the supplier is based.

Meanwhile at least two UK Foundation Trusts are considering buying the Cerner system from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust has already bought it

But it’s unclear whether having an indirect relationship with Cerner will prove any more successful than having BT as an intermediary. BT supplies and installs the Cerner Millennium system in London as part of the NHS’s National Programme for IT.

Homerton in London made a relative success of Cerner – but the trust signed a contract directly with Cerner and has been able to make the changes it wants – unlike other Cerner users.

Links:

Kansas City Star – Cerner’s local paper

Rotherham set to announce EPR contract – E-health Insider

MPs visit e-record sites in Canada and US as part of NPfIT investigation – IT Projects blog

Interview with CEO of Rotherham break-away trust – IT Projects blog   

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