John Landis, Cerner senior vice president said, Long-term care services are performed in a variety of post-acute settings, ranging from skilled nursing facilities to managing a person’s health in their home to end of life hospice services. With this acquisition, Cerner is solidifying its commitment in the post-acute marketplace while immediately aligning with a strong long-term care client base. These organizations often extend their reach across multiple post-acute venues and want to consolidate their resident health information into a single electronic health record. Cerner is now uniquely positioned to deliver that solution.
Cerner Corporation announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Resource Systems, developer of the CareTracker® point-of-care electronic documentation system currently utilized by more than 3,000 organizations, primarily within skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Resource Systems’ solutions are complementary to Cerner’s current long-term care offerings, allowing the company to offer enhanced value through improved reimbursement and better resident care to clients in the long-term care marketplace. According to the American Health Care Association, there are currently more than 15,000 long-term care facilities in the United States, and this number is expected to increase significantly as the population ages.