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Ambulatory Overview


The challenge: providing comprehensive ambulatory care

With changes in care and payment models, healthcare providers must work to identify new ways to grow while consistently delivering high-quality care. As the landscape evolves, a higher volume of care is being provided in the clinic. In fact, outpatient revenue now totals 95% of inpatient revenue.1

Given the shift to providing more services in an outpatient setting, it’s no surprise 44% of executives indicate ambulatory care is an area of focus for growth at their organization in the next three years.2 However, only 50% of executives have an ambulatory-specific strategy in place.2

Beyond general financial constraints, here are some goals to consider when developing your ambulatory approach:

  • Provide consumers with lower cost and convenient care options
  • Capture and engage existing patients while identifying and attracting new patients
  • Identify ways to facilitate referrals across the network, share information with in- and out-of-network care providers and manage care across the continuum
  • Implement and manage strategies to meet rapidly growing consumer demands around virtual health
  • Optimize for key service lines across the network to support care coordination and maximize revenue generation
  • Implement an outpatient electronic health record (EHR) that contributes to improved clinician efficiency and satisfaction
  • Manage practice operations while accounting for emerging payment models

We know organizations are challenged to increase clinical and operational efficiencies, provide high-quality care, improve satisfaction and, ultimately, grow revenue and market share. The ability to provide consumers, clinicians and clinics with integration across ambulatory venues is vital for organizations to achieve their goals.

1Advisory Board, 2019
2Huron Consulting Group Ambulatory Growth Report

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The solution: Cerner Ambulatory

With a focus on enhanced productivity across ambulatory practices, Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help support advancing clinical and operational efficiencies throughout the continuum of care. We have designed our products with an ambulatory-first focus where operations and workflows are streamlined through integration across venues.

Cerner Ambulatory is designed to help empower:

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A digital front door to support engagement and enable consumers to participate in their health outcomes.

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Enhanced communications and data flow to help the clinical care team provide high-quality care and facilitate increased clinician satisfaction and wellness, regardless of where care is provided

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Integration across ambulatory systems and venues – even virtual health – to help drive efficiencies within clinic workflows, leveraging data in- and out-of-network – no matter the source system

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The Cerner difference

Cerner Ambulatory offers simplified workflows across venues through integrated products and embedded collaborative content. Through intelligent solutions designed to help improve care quality, clinician efficiency and operational improvements, Cerner is working to deliver:

  • Interoperability between systems and providers, regardless of EHR, with data infused directly into the ambulatory workflow
  • A singular plan designed to help enhance care team collaboration while using unified tools, workflows and access
  • Integration between care venues, including acute and virtual
  • Enhanced clinically driven revenue cycle functionality and ambulatory practice management workflows

When combining the enhanced features of the Cerner Ambulatory EHR with integrated and comprehensive ambulatory support, Cerner aims to help deliver value across five key areas:

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Patient focus

Keep the patient, their safety and quality of care at the center of all solutions

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Clinician efficiency

Focus on improving clinician satisfaction while reducing the cognitive burden

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Health network enablement

Facilitate coordination and communication across the care team, including the patient

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Service line advancement

Enhance specific capabilities to support focused specialties

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Operational efficiency

Seek to optimize revenue and reduce total cost of care

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