electronic health records

Heartland Health Monitor
5:55 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Health Care Foundation To Fund Computer Links for Safety Net Clinics

Money from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will enable Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center to share patient data electronically with health care providers.
Credit Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center


The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will help three Kansas City safety net clinics share patient data electronically with providers throughout Missouri.

The foundation said in a news release Monday that it’s paying $375,000 to hook up Swope Health System, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and KC CARE Clinic to Missouri Health Connection (MHC).

The funding will also help another Kansas City nonprofit, Artists Helping the Homeless, make referrals to hospitals and clinics via encrypted emails.

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Heartland Health Monitor
10:24 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Forum Develops A Healthy To-Do List For Kansas City Area

Sherry Norfleet, of Harrisonville, Mo., participated in a stretching exercise during a break at a health care forum Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
Credit Mike Sherry / Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT

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.

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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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6:48 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Sebelius Touts Electronic Medical Records During Visit

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius [4th from left] touted the benefits of health information technology during a panel at Metropolitan Community College's Health Science Institute.
Elana Gordon KCUR

The health industry comprises nearly one fifth of the nation’s GDP, but up until recently, relied mostly on paper files.

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Health Slideshow
2:59 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Video: Sebelius To Visit College's Virtual Hospital

Melissa Trybom hooks up MCC's simulation lab.
Elana Gordon KCUR

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Kansas City today, drawing attention to developments in health information technology.

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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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