Medical information technology supplier: Cerner Corporation (CERN) (1979)

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri, with 24,400 full-time employees (September 2017). It is a provider of medical information technology (HIT) solutions, services, equipment and hardware Is the fourth largest supplier of electronic medical records in American hospitals.

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Cerner Corporation (CERN):

Cerner mainly designs, develops, and sells medical information technology, medical equipment, hardware and content solutions. It provides a series of services such as personnel training, remote control, operation management, payback cycle calculation, medical data analysis, clinical process optimization, and staff Health plans, medical insurance plans for employers, etc. The company builds a complete and comprehensive transmission network system for hospitals, medical centers, laboratories, family health centers, blood donation stations, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical factories, and government public health organizations.

As of April 2015, Cerner equipment has been sold to 18,000 hospitals around the world and has more than 24,400 full-time employees.

The history of Cerner:

  • In 1979, Cerner was co-founded by Neal Patterson, Paul Gorup and Cliff Illig, formerly known as PGI & Associates;
  • In 1984, the company launched the first system-PathNet, and at the same time changed the company name to Cerner;
  • In 1986, Cerner’s initial public offering, IPO;
  • In the 1980s, Cerner was unanimously developing a healthy network architecture (HNA) component-an integrated IT system designed for an automated medical process platform;
  • As of 1994, Senna has sold 30 sets of HNA systems and 100 sets of components;
  • In 1997, Senna launched the upgraded version of the HNA system-Cerner Millennium, which enabled the company’s performance to grow by leaps and bounds (from 2.45 million US dollars in 1997 to 1.1 billion US dollars in 2005);
  • In early 2010, Cerner acquired IMC Health Care, Inc., and continued to expand its commercial employers, pharmacies and health plans beyond healthcare services;
  • On August 5, 2014, Cerner announced plans to acquire Siemens Health Services (Siemens Health Services), the health information technology business unit of the German Siemens Group. The acquisition was finalized in February 2015 with a transaction value of 1.3 billion US dollars;
  • July 29, 2015, Leidos joined the Defense Health, which is one from the Seine, Accenture US Department of Defense Maintenance and management of electronic health records and Leidos organization composed of the next 10 years will cost 4.3 billion dollars.
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