Cerner and Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation Create Standardized Integration

Collaboration will save clinicians time and reduce risk of errors

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, announced a collaborative agreement with Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR) to advance technology in the rehabilitation market, beginning with the development of a centralized and standardized integration between their solutions designed to improve workflows for inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

This standardized integration will allow Cerner client health care systems to transmit their Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Patient Assessment Instrument (IRF-PAI) data and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores directly to UDSMR without having to manually export or import their information through separate tools.

“This collaboration is designed to deliver operational efficiencies along with cost savings by eliminating manual errors, whether uploaded or transcribed,” said Adam Laskey, vice president of Long-Term and Post-Acute Care, Cerner. “This integration aims to save clinicians time and reduce the risk of errors that can impact reimbursement and lead to increased denials.”

UDSMR maintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes, and is the vendor of choice for over 80 percent of the inpatient rehabilitation facility industry. UDSMR’s UDS-PROi® System is a comprehensive tool that combines patient assessment and outcomes management functionality with reimbursement.

“As a result of this agreement our clients will have access to, and benefit from streamlined data entry and seamless electronic data exchange between Cerner PowerChart Rehabilitation and UDS-PROi®, with its on-demand reporting, enhanced error checking and transmission to CMS,” said Kathy Dann, executive director & CEO, UDSMR.

Cerner’s integrated rehabilitation solution consolidates patient health information into a single person-centered electronic health record, and it is built on the CernerMillennium® platform used by health care providers around the globe. The workflow and documentation in the solution is tailored to the needs of rehabilitative providers and supports regulatory requirements.

“With this agreement, Cerner and UDSMR are working together to provide an improved experience that will benefit our mutual clients and the patients under their care. I’m excited by the opportunities to advance the rehabilitation market together,” Laskey said.

About Cerner
Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,000 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

UDSMR is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Since its inception in 1987, UDSMR has provided the most comprehensive rehabilitation data to the industry. Dr. Carl V. Granger, founder of both UDSMR and the Center for Functional Assessment Research, is the father of The FIM System®. More than 1,400 facilities in 23 countries subscribe to UDSMR. The UDSMR databases include more than 16 million patient assessments.

SOURCE: Cerner