Nuance and Cerner Partner to Offer Point of Care Solution for Clinical Documentation Improvement

  Nuance and Cerner Partner to Offer Point of Care Solution for Clinical
  Documentation Improvement

 Integrated Solution Drives Enhanced Clinical Documentation Process Directly
                          Within Cerner Millennium^®


Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- March 4, 2013

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:
CERN) today announced that Cerner will incorporate Nuance’s clinical
documentation improvement (CDI) technology and professional services to help
clinicians seamlessly create the most accurate and complete clinical
documentation at the point of care. The integrity of clinical documentation is
a critical component of a providers’ overall information management strategy
and is directly tied to improved patient care, appropriate reimbursement,
quality reporting and enhanced compliance.

As healthcare providers look to confront the drastic changes brought on by
regulatory mandates such as ICD-10, value-based purchasing and various quality
reporting initiatives, they’re increasingly realizing the vital role clinical
documentation plays in their information management strategy and across
various patient and business touch points in their organizations.

At a recent Office of the National Coordinator HIT Policy Committee meeting,
the pressing need to address current clinical documentation programs was
further reinforced by the American Health Information Management Association
(AHIMA). Citing growing adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and
initial progress toward an era of information sharing across healthcare
systems, AHIMA reinforced the need to establish immediate clinical
documentation best practices.

“To ensure the integrity of the information going into the electronic health
record, clinicians need both technology and guidance that doesn’t interrupt
their workflow,” said Max Reinig, senior vice president of Physician Solutions
for Cerner. “By integrating Nuance’s clinical documentation improvement
content and automated decision-support technology with our EHR and Cerner Care
Management solution, clinicians will be presented with a seamless workflow
that ensures the quality of physician documentation.”

The integration of Nuance’s CDI solution within Cerner’s EHR and Revenue Cycle
solutions will help healthcare providers improve the quality and accuracy of
their clinical documentation in real-time at the point of care, supporting
both clinicians’ and CDI specialists’ workflows. The technology will be used
concurrently to give feedback to physicians on the information needed to
complete the record and will provide CDI specialists with the tools necessary
to improve their analysis of the physician’s documentation.

In line with this partnership, Cerner will deliver the following solutions
powered by Nuance technology and services:

  *Cerner Care Management – Powered by Nuance’s proven J.A. Thomas CDI
    content and compliant documentation management program, this integrated
    solution will provide specialized content necessary for modeling a more
    specific working Diagnosis-Related Group resulting in a more efficient
    workflow and increased productivity for the clinical documentation
    specialist. This solution automates and supports the workflow of the CDI
    specialist within Cerner PowerChart^®, the clinician’s view of Cerner’s
  *The Cerner Document Quality Review (DQR) Module – Powered by Nuance’s
    Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) solution, the DQR module
    facilitates complete, accurate and concurrent documentation by automating
    the CDI process.Physicians will interact with CDI clarifications and
    findings real-time at the point they are writing their notes.This will
    greatly improve both physician productivity as well as the integrity of
    their documentation and the discrete information captured within
    PowerChart, Cerner’s EHR.

“Expanding our partnership will enable providers to tackle the complexity of
clinical documentation with the simplicity of a best in class solution that
integrates our J.A. Thomas CDI expertise and voice-enabled clinical language
understanding technology with Cerner’s market-leading electronic health
record,” said Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager,
Nuance Healthcare. “What’s truly unique about Nuance’s solution is that we
embed the CDI process directly in the physician workflow so information gaps
are addressed immediately while the physicians are documenting instead of days
or even weeks after the patient visit.”

To learn more about how this Nuance-Cerner partnership will help simplify the
complexities of clinical documentation and streamline information management
for healthcare providers, please visit booth #4025 and #4941 at HIMSS 2013.


Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For
more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make health care
safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper
processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software,
professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer
health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from
individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and
entire countries. Taking what we’ve learned over more than three decades,
Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support
evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients
in their care.

Cerner® solutions are licensed by approximately 10,000 facilities around the
world, including more than 2,700 hospitals; 4,150 physician practices; 45,000
physicians; 550 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory
centers, behavioral health centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and
surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; 45 employer sites and 1,750
retail pharmacies.

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Nuance Healthcare

Nuance Healthcare, a division of Nuance Communications, is the market leader
in creating clinical understanding solutions that drive smart, efficient
decisions across healthcare. As the largest clinical documentation provider in
the U.S., Nuance provides solutions and services that improve the entire
clinical documentation process — from the capture of the complete patient
record to clinical documentation improvement, coding, compliance and
appropriate reimbursement. More than 450,000 physicians and 10,000 healthcare
facilities worldwide leverage Nuance’s award-winning, voice-enabled clinical
documentation and analytics solutions to support the physician in any clinical
workflow and on any device. For more information, visit

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