Heartland Health Monitor
4:28 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Cerner Breaks Ground on Massive South Kansas City Complex

A computer rendering of Cerner Corp.'s proposed $4.45 billion campus in south Kansas City.
Credit Cerner Corp.

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.  

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Heartland Health Monitor
9:34 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Health Exec Notes Low-Tech Success At Cerner High-Tech Confab

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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Heartland Health Monitor
4:02 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Cerner To Acquire Siemens Unit For $1.3 Billion In Cash

Cerner's headquarters in North Kansas City.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR


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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Heartland Health Monitor
11:22 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Cerner Teams Up To Bid On $11 Billion Defense Department Contract

Cerner's headquarters in North Kansas City
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

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.

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Business & Tech
6:15 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Bannister Rebirth By Cerner On 2.5 Year Schedule

Designer's rendition of Cerner 3-Trails Development.
Credit Cerner Corp

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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2:01 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Bannister Mall Project To Get Combined $1.6 Billion In Incentives From City, State

Architects' concept of the proposed Bannister office complex
Credit Rendering by Gould Evans Architects

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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1:47 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Bannister Redevelopment Continues To Advance


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.

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3:24 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

KC Company Leads Technology Shift In Health Care

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

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6:09 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Cerner Projects Massive Growth Over Next Decade

Founder and CEO, Neal Patterson, speaking at Cerner's annual shareholder's conference.
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. 

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1:11 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Medical Software Giant Expands In KCK

Construction at Cerner's new campus, near Sporting Kansas City's soccer stadium in Kansas City, Ks., began in February.
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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7:31 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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9:07 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Cerner Sees Record Growth

Cerner CEO, Neal Patterson, speaking at the company's annual conference last fall.
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.

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