My key observations of Cerner #CHC18

As we wrap up the week at #CHC18, the biggest potential change for Cerner is their strategy and commitment to partnerships. What do I mean by that? Cerner traditionally loved developing products in house. Now I see the strategy and discussion move towards platforms which is great. The partnership with Amazon and Salesforce is a big step forward towards developing solutions on a mature platform. This is a step in the right direction. Now here is the challenge. In order to create solutions on the platforms, it will require a complete rewrite of the software. It is almost impossible to migrate the current solutions on to Amazon or any other PaaS. Speed to market will be the key and it will be interesting to see how fast Cerner can deliver. Overall it was a great event. Lots of buzz on the revenue cycle solution since most organizations are moving towards having an integrated solution so there will be a huge demand for experienced Cerner revenue cycle resources. Every consulting firm had a sales pitch of how they can assist with the implementation. Finally, we cannot attend a software user conference without an AI discussion. Cerner demo their AI solution but we did not deep dive into which AI engine it is using and who verified the algorithm behind the AI engine. I could have missed that part but like every other technology conference that I have attended this year, there is always an AI solution in development.




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ABOUT David Chou

David Chou serves as the SVP/CIO for a public academic health system.  Chou has held executive roles with the Cleveland Clinic, Children's Mercy Hospital, University Of Mississippi Medical Center, AHMC Healthcare, and Prime Healthcare.  

David is a dynamic keynote speaker and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using technology. He has spoken around the world at healthcare tech-related conference including keynotes for leading industry events and intimate executive settings. Chou is also one of the most mentioned CIOs in the media and well quoted in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, HIMSS Media, ZDNet,, Huffington Post, and Becker's Healthcare.  David is an active member of both ACHE and HIMSS while serving on the board for CHIME. 



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