Cerner and Adventist Health Announce Strategic Partnership for Revenue Cycle Management

Cerner and Adventist Health Announce Strategic Partnership for Revenue Cycle
Management

12-Year Relationship Will Provide a Platform and Service for Innovation to
Drive Industry-Leading Clinical and Revenue Cycle Performance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and ROSEVILLE, Calif., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Today, Adventist Health announced it will transition responsibility for its
revenue management services to Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq:CERN). The health system's
hospitals, clinics, and home health services represent more than $2.7 billion
of annual revenue. This strategic alignment between Cerner and Adventist
Health expands on the 2012 selection of Cerner to provide an integrated
revenue cycle platform across Adventist Health's acute, ambulatory and
post-acute venues. The new agreement covers the transition of Adventist
Health's revenue management services to Cerner to improve end-to-end revenue
management across the entire Adventist Health organization.

Adventist Health made a strategic decision in 2012 to standardize, modernize
and consolidate its system-wide revenue management functions and sought out
Cerner because of Cerner's ability to marry technology with people and
business processes. 

"To achieve this goal, we are teaming up with Cerner to create an innovative
approach for our revenue cycle operations. This expanded partnership builds
upon our decade-plus relationship with Cerner and allows us to leverage a
single platform, ensure consistency in our revenue management operations, and
reach top quartile--or better--performance in the industry,"said Robert
Carmen, president and CEO of Adventist Health. "Our patients, communities and
employees will benefit by this shared vision that advances the quality of care
and improves the patient experience."

The partnership also will focus on decreasing variability and driving best
practices through the standardization of revenue management technologies and
business processes, as well as fostering discovery and innovation on Adventist
Health's journey to population health. Ultimately, this alignment allows for
continuous innovation of software and revenue management workflows to address
both current and future reimbursement models.

"The landscape of health care and our country's current delivery system,
payment mechanisms and regulatory footprint are undergoing a dramatic change
that will challenge providers in ways never imagined even a few short years
ago," said Neal Patterson,co-founder, chairman, CEO and president of Cerner.
"Adventist Health is a leader in the health care industry. We look forward to
serving as their strategic advisor as they face new challenges and innovate
for new models of health care."

Cerner and Adventist Health have partnered for more than 10 years to advance
the quality of care and improve patient experience through technology and
services.

About Cerner

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.

CernerĀ® 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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forth herein are owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and certain other countries throughout the world. All other
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About Adventist Health

Adventist Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care
delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and
Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500
medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day
Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19
hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician
clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture
retirement centers. Visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.

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CONTACT: Cerner Media Contact: Megan Moriarty, (816) 888-2470
         megan.moriarty@cerner.com
        
         Cerner Investors Contact: Allan Kells, (816) 201-2445
         akells@cerner.com
        
         Adventist Health Media Contact: Alicia Gonzalez
         (818) 800-3113