Health
3:24 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

KC Company Leads Technology Shift In Health Care

The U.S. health system is undergoing a major technological shift right now. Some equate it to finally catching up to where the banking and airline industries have been for years.

It’s no small change, either.

Think about it, moving all those doctors’ notes into the digital realm, and then figuring out how use that data to make better health care decisions.

At the center of this shift is a company based in Kansas City called Cerner. Founded in 1979, Cerner has become one of the nation’s biggest players in health technology.

Cerner's headquarters are based in North Kansas City. The multi-billion dollar company started here three decades ago.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

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This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes KCUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News.

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