updated 5/26/2011 3:16:08 AM ET 2011-05-26T07:16:08

LONDON, May 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation and Hospital de Dénia, part of the Marina Salud health care organization in Valencia, Spain, have been recognized for their combined commitment to improving the way health care is delivered in Europe. Hospital de Dénia is the first hospital in Spain, and among the first in Europe, to receive Stage 6 certification on the HIMSS Analytics European EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM), which provides both a guide and leadership model for IT adoption in health care. Hospital de Dénia is one of seven European hospitals to achieve this, and is Cerner's first client outside North America to reach this distinction.

"I'm delighted that Hospital de Dénia and Marina Salud have achieved HIMSS Stage 6, it is a great achievement. All health care organisations throughout Europe are looking to improve efficiency and increase patient care, but this won't be achieved without significant investment in technology," said Matthew Swindells, senior vice president and managing director, Cerner Europe, Middle East, Africa. "However, the opportunity technology has to help transform health care is enormous and Marina Salud's partnership with Cerner is leading the way."

Key to their recognition, Hospital de Dénia's Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system has the ability to integrate each patient's care encounters with their associated assessments, surgical operations, medication, discharges and outpatient visits. Additionally, this information is accessible via a secure Web portal or through secure locations throughout the hospital and in the 11 offices that make up the Dénia Department of Health health care network.

Besides the integration capacity of the EHR, Hospital de Dénia's system presents further advantages recognized by HIMSS:

  • A request manager combining health care needs with scheduled appointments
  • The capacity to make recommendations to providers to create, adapt, or modify care plans, continuous clinical pathways and clinical protocols based on the latest scientific evidence
  • A cross-departmental view that allows for correct and efficient assignment of available resources like rooms, physicians and equipment, among others
  • A single interactive screen displaying all relevant information for the clinician

Hospital de Dénia has been nominated for Stage 7 validation later this year.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming health care by eliminating error, variance and waste for health care providers and consumers around the world. Cerner® solutions optimise processes for health care organisations 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 health care 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 centres, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centres; 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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