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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Chooses Cerner for Consumer-Focused Healthcare Technology


KANSAS CITY, Mo. and ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) has chosen Cerner
Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) to implement healthcare information
technology (HIT) solutions throughout their campus. The Cerner(R)
solutions being deployed will assist in automating paper processes in
nearly every area of the ANMC, making the overall goal of personalized
patient care from a leaner, more efficient system, a reality.

"We chose Cerner because they understand that the real beneficiary of
this technology is the person who will be receiving personalized care,"
said Dan Neumeister, ANMC administrator. "For more than 30 years,
Cerner has shared our vision for better population health through
wellness and prevention, which we view as a critical focal point for a
healthy tribal community for generations to come."

ANMC will be seamlessly automated from registration and scheduling to
computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The ANMC's automation
benefits will extend into the community with a Cerner solution that
allows patients to securely and electronically communicate with their
provider while allowing providers to manage the electronic health
records (EHR) of patients located outside the community.

"The ANMC was looking for an innovative, consumer-focused system that
extends high-quality healthcare beyond the four walls of the hospital
and into the community where each individual can access their personal
health information anytime from anywhere," said Mike Valentine, Cerner
chief operating officer.

The consumer is not the only one that benefits from the implementation
of Cerner solutions; providers will experience a transformation in the
way they are able to deliver care. Some of those benefits include:

-- The use of CPOE to communicate, receive and document patient care
decisions more efficiently and effectively;
-- Reducing error with Five Rights checking during medication
administration through bar-code verification for each patient, ensuring
the right drug, patient, dose, time and route all match;
-- The use of Cerner's CareAware(TM) solution, linking information from
medical devices in critical care units directly to a patient's EHR;
helping to eliminate the need for nurses to manually enter patient
-- Cerner's PowerChart(TM) Maternity solution, which enhances the level of
care and attention to both mother and child, helping to eliminate
duplicate entry documentation.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health
organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and
their regional health organizations. The Consortium was created in 1997
to provide statewide Native health services and is primarily funded
through government grants. Southcentral Foundation was established in
1982 as the non-profit healthcare affiliate of Cook Inlet Region Inc.
to work together with the Native Community to achieve wellness through
health and related services. The two organizations jointly manage the
ANMC, a 150-bed tertiary care center and Alaska's first and only Magnet
Hospital, which recognizes quality patient care and nursing excellence.
The ANMC is also the only tribally-operated hospital with Magnet
Status(C) in the United States.

The technology is expected to be available in October 2011, positively
impacting more than 55,000 lives in the Anchorage region.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and
waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world.
Cerner(R) solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations
ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to
entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries,
and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by
more than 8,500 facilities around the world, including approximately
2,300 hospitals; 3,400 physician practices covering more than 30,000
physicians; 600 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory
centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 700
home-health facilities; and 1,500 retail pharmacies. The trademarks,
service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein
are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks owned
by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries (collectively, "Cerner")
in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world.
All other non-Cerner Marks are property of their respective owners.

Nasdaq:CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit our Web
site at www.cerner.com.

About Southcentral Foundation

Established in 1982, SCF's mission is to work together with the Native
Community to achieve wellness through health and related services. The
nonprofit health care affiliate of Cook Inlet Region Inc., SCF has
grown in its 27 years, from a single dental clinic to an
internationally recognized, award-winning health care organization that
employs more than 1,400 people and administers a budget of more than
$181 million annually to manage more than 60 health care programs and
services. For more information, please visit

About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health
organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and
their regional health organizations. For more information, please visit

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