- Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System announced this week during the Cerner Health Conference in Kansas City it has entered a contract to implement Cerner's HealtheIntent platform.
- The system aggregates data from EHRs and other sources such as social media, GPS and claims data in almost real-time.
- Cerner CEO Neal Patterson, who was recently named as one of the best-performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review, described the effort as building "a layer of intelligence” on top of EHRs.
The system for improved analytics and population health "has the data determination of your current and future health," Patterson said.
Geisinger has previously demonstrated the use of system-agnostic HealtheIntent to combine data from its Epic EHR system with other data. Thanks to the success of that pilot, Geisinger is set to integrate HealtheIntent as a core component of its unified data architecture platform, reports Healthcare Finance.
"Leveraging our vast stores of data is one way we demonstrate our commitment to ensuring Geisinger's patients benefit from leading-edge advances in healthcare," Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg announced in a press statement. "Implementing HealtheIntent as part of our UDA will afford our providers unparalleled access to data and allow them to pursue new and exciting data analytics opportunities."