Cerner Strikes Deal with Washington, Stocks Benefit

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) rose Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an agreement with Cerner Government Services, to provide seamless care for veterans.

Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across the VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities.

"We’re honored to have the opportunity to improve the health care experience for our nation’s veterans. The VA has a long history of pioneering health care technology innovation, and we look forward to helping deliver high-quality outcomes across the continuum of care," said Cerner President Zane Burke.

"My thanks to the administration for selecting Cerner to collaborate in creating seamless care as service members transition from active duty to VA medical centers and community providers.

"We expect this program to be a positive catalyst for interoperability across the public and private health care sectors, and we look forward to moving quickly with organizations across the industry to deliver on the promise of this mission."

The system is designed to provide veterans with consistently high-quality health-care outcomes, no matter the location or provider

The company site says 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."

Cerner shares marched on $1.10, or 1.8%, to $61.72