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If I asked you to imagine the next great tech mind, you might picture a 20-something man in Silicon Valley. But the 20 girls at Coding and Cupcakes at the Sprint Accelerator last Saturday don't have time for gender stereotypes. They've got a website to design. 

Like 8-year-old Kyanne Carlgren, who says she "just maked an account" — her first e-mail account.

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Kansas City-based health IT giant Cerner Corp. has won a $170 million, 10-year contract to provide its medications management system to hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.

The winning bid was first reported last week by Pulse+IT magazine, a health IT publication in Australia.

The magazine said that, while the value of the contract was not disclosed, the New South Wales government had allocated $170 million for the program. It said the aim was to improve medication safety from supply through prescribing and administration.

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The Defense Department has dropped one of the bidders on its 10-year, $11 billion contract to update its electronic health record system, Modern Healthcare reports.

The publication says the department eliminated PricewaterhouseCoopers and its bid partners from contention.

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Health information technology giant Cerner has just gotten bigger.

The Kansas City-based company finalized its purchase of Siemens’ Health Services, a health information technology division, on Monday.

With the $1.3 billion all-cash purchase, Cerner increased its payroll by about a third to more than 21,000.

Cerner says the deal, which was announced in August, will boost annual revenues to between $4.8 billion and $5 billion in 2015, up from $3 billion in 2013, the last year for which figures are available.

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Cerner Corp., the Kansas City-based health care information technology giant, broke ground Wednesday on its huge campus in south Kansas City, Mo., a project that’s eventually expected to house as many as 16,000 workers.

Cerner officials, along with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Kansas City mayor Sly James, took part in the ceremony at the site of the now-demolished Bannister Mall, once one of the area’s biggest shopping centers. The mall closed in 2007 and was torn down in 2009.  

Cerner Corp., the high-tech company based in North Kansas City, Mo., may be at the forefront of the electronic health records industry, but at its annual health conference Monday, a behavioral health executive said innovations in health care don’t necessarily have to be as advanced as the solutions developed by Cerner.

Speaking on a panel that addressed coordinating care across multiple platforms, Karen Suddath of Wyandot Inc. said her organization had improved its coordination of care simply by checking a website every morning for booking records at the local jail.

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Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp., has agreed to acquire the assets of Siemens AG’s healthcare information technology unit for $1.3 billion in cash.

The combined companies will have more than 20,000 employees in 30 countries and $4.5 billion in annual revenue, according to a news release.

Cerner, a major provider of electronic health records, has more than 14,000 employees worldwide — about 9,600 of them in the Kansas City area — and posted nearly $400 million in profits last year.

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Cerner Corp. has teamed up with two other government contractors to bid on an estimated $11 billion electronic health-record system for the Defense Department, according to Modern Healthcare magazine.

The publication reports that the Kansas City-based healthcare information technology company has formed an alliance with Leidos and Accenture Federal Services to bid on the 10-year contract for the department’s health system.

Bannister Rebirth By Cerner On 2.5 Year Schedule

Jan 18, 2014
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Visible occupancy of the new Cerner office complex in southeast Kansas City  will appear by late 2016.

The timetable was laid out by executives of the medical information giant, the Mayor and Missouri’s governor. 

The numbers include  240 acres on site of the old Bannister Mall.

A $4.3 billion dollar development capable of eventually handling 15 ,000 new jobs.

Fifteen hundred jobs will be available early-on, according to Cerner president Zane Burke.

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Big plans for the Bannister Mall area got final approval from the city council Thursday.

Cerner Corporation gets big incentives for its $4.5 billion Bannister area redevelopment project. Tax incentives from the city and the state of Missouri total $1.63 billion.

Too much in tax breaks? Councilman Scott Taylor didn't think so.

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Plans for redevelopment of the old Bannister Mall area are moving ahead. A City Council committee heard a very optimistic report Wednesday.

The committee that handles economic development approved the city's application for nearly $11 million in state tax breaks for the developer, Cerner Corporation.

Councilman John Sharp told the committee that the state development finance board has already approved the incentives and signs of activity will be seen soon.

KC Company Leads Technology Shift In Health Care

Jun 7, 2013
Elana Gordon / KCUR

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 Projects Massive Growth Over Next Decade

May 18, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

Cerner, the $2.2 billion local medical software company that experienced record growth last year, now says it expects revenues to more than double, or triple, over the next decade. 

Medical Software Giant Expands In KCK

Apr 25, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

Construction is now underway at Cerner’s new campus near the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Once completed, the $190 million development will contain two nine-story buildings on a 660,000 square-foot campus and employ thousands of people.

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Cerner Sees Record Growth

Feb 7, 2012
Elana Gordon / KCUR

2011 was a big year for Cerner. The North Kansas City-based health IT company, which employs more than 6,000 people in the region, brought in record profits and sales, according its year-end earnings report released today.