The Kansas City of the future would be a place where people have affordable medical care, policymakers work with the community on health issues and residents suffer less from chronic diseases and violence.
That, at any rate, is the consensus that emerged Saturday at a forum in Kansas City, Mo.
And it was just the start of what participants said a vigorous metropolitan area should look like in the next decade.
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.
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.