I want to thank all of our Clients for their contributions to a very good year. With our clients’ amazing achievements, our entrepreneurial spirit and drive to improve health care is stronger than ever. We’ve built our credibility in the industry because of our track record for delivering value to our clients – something we are very committed to. I couldn’t be more proud of all the work our clients have achieved in 2015. Let’s reflect on some of that exciting work:
We’re fortunate to work with amazing clients. I was thrilled to hear that Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) was named a 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. This is a prestigious honor with only four recipients in 2015, and CAMC is the first organization in West Virginia to be honored. Additionally, University of Missouri Health Care was awarded a HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award in October. Lastly, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and American Hospital Association recognized a longtime Cerner advocate, Dr. Brian Jacobs, vice president, CIO and chief medical information officer at Children’s National Health System. It’s an honor to work with so many talented clients.
Check out some highlights from our clients during 2015. Together, we are truly innovating health and care.
Our global footprint is expanding
We have a presence in more than 30 countries. With Marina Salud Hospital in Spain being the first non-U.S. recipient of the HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award in late 2014, Cerner kicked off 2015 with a bang. King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre was the first health system outside of North America to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 on an ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Another great milestone was several United Kingdom health systems signing with Cerner when the National Health Service’s National Programme for IT ended. These clients were able to create a direct relationship with us, allowing us to align more closely with their business objectives.
Research and development
After the acquisition Cerner’s research and development investment increased to $650 million annually for key initiatives, such as interoperability, continuity of care and revenue management. Our biggest mission is to enhance the user experience for the entire care team – a mission that will never be complete. We’re also focused on putting the person at the center of care and understanding preventative care. No one wants to be a patient, and we believe we can impact health outcomes through our commitment and innovation in the industry and to our clients.
Siemens Health Services acquisition
The completion of our acquisition on Feb. 2 enhanced our ability to innovate, and our clients have benefitted from a greater scale of services. We welcomed our new associates and are proud of the talent across the globe. Cerner is now in more than 18,000 facilities worldwide with more than 21,000 associates.
New and Expanded Clients
It’s been a record-breaking year from a new business perspective, adding more than 30,000 new beds to our client base. We’ve signed a number of bookings from outside our core Millennium installed base and a record number of new footprints. We’re continue to see momentum from our clients in the acute market, but also in behavioral health facilities and post-acute centers. I’m looking forward to all the achievements from our expanded footprint in 2016.
I’m happy to welcome a handful of new footprints to our portfolio:
Cerner remains committed to its mission of transforming the future of health and care with all our clients. We saw great strides in 2015, and I am excited for all that 2016 will hold.