Fierce Healthcare: Cerner senior exec: Amazon cloud partnership is driving Cerner’s shift to become digital platform company

“As part of a new deal with Amazon, Cerner is letting users of Amazon’s new Halo fitness tracker share wearable data directly with their providers. It’s just one example of how the health IT company is expanding beyond its traditional medical records business as part of a broader strategic partnership with Amazon.”

“A year ago, Cerner announced a collaboration with Amazon’s cloud business, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cerner plans to tap into Amazon’s expertise in customer experience and its artificial intelligence capabilities to drive future growth for its health IT business.”

“The tie-up with Amazon includes migrating many of the health IT company’s solutions to the public cloud.”

“But, more broadly, it’s also driving Cerner’s strategic shift from being an EHR-centric company to a digital platform organization, according to Dan Devers, Cerner’s senior vice president of cloud strategy.”

“‘Moving forward, I think Cerner will look more like a health platform company and less like an EHR company. As you play out the trend in healthcare, I see Cerner very much operating at the health network level, so beyond the enterprise of a single health system. Given the power of the cloud and the work we’re doing, I see Cerner having much more relevance into broader networks and providing nationwide capabilities,’ Devers told Fierce Healthcare in a recent interview.”

“For Amazon, the collaboration provides a foothold in the healthcare industry at significant scale…”

“Devers, who has worked at Cerner for 12 years, spoke with Fierce Healthcare about how the company is tapping into Amazon’s cloud and AI expertise and possible tie-ups with Amazon’s other healthcare businesses, such as Haven and PillPack…” Read the full article here.

Source: Cerner senior exec: Amazon cloud partnership is driving Cerner’s shift to become digital platform company – By Heather Landi, September 16, 2020. Fierce Healthcare.

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