updated 3/1/2011 3:15:42 AM ET 2011-03-01T08:15:42

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation today announced that the CareAware iBus has received CE Marking certification from BSI on the basis of examination under Council Directive 93/42/EEC Annex II Section 3.2.

The Cerner CareAware iBus solution connects important medical device information about patient health from disparate systems to the patient's electronic health record (EHR). This solution will be immediately available to healthcare organizations in the EU allowing them to access medical information from medical devices and EHRs to make informed care decisions.

"As a global leader in the development of device connectivity and workflow solutions, we are excited to extend the offering of our CareAware iBus solution into the European market," said Tom Herzog, Cerner vice president for IT and healthcare devices. "Connecting medical devices to the patient's EHR supports healthcare interoperability, enabling patients and caregivers to access the right information at the right time."

The Cerner CareAware iBus solution works to improve clinician workflow and patient safety by:

  • Reducing time spent manually transcribing device data into the EHR, allowing clinicians to spend more time on direct patient care;
  • Decreasing the chance of medication errors by virtually eliminating manual data entry errors and increasing the accuracy of data;
  • Providing the ability to automatically perform calculations on medical device data, including trending capabilities for various sources of information like heart rate and blood pressure;
  • Reducing interface implementation and maintenance costs through efficient management of medical device deployment; and
  • Improving monitoring abilities of device performance, connectivity status and device utilization.

The Cerner CareAware iBus solution provides additional functionality and workflow benefits. Plug-and-play capabilities for connecting medical devices to any EHR system allow medical devices to connect to the Cerner CareAware iBus much like a USB port that quickly and easily connects peripheral devices to a computer. Once a device is connected, it is immediately recognized and can begin transmitting patient data to the EHR. The solution also allows waveform data to be transmitted directly into the EHR. Clinicians may then analyze the patient's device data in the context of other clinically relevant data for a specific time period, enabling them to make the best informed care decisions with all relevant information easily accessible from multiple medical devices.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by approximately 9,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,600 hospitals; 3,500 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; and 1,600 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. Nasdaq:CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit www.cerner.com , Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube .

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