Children's Medical Center Dallas implemented eight Cerner Corp. systems to connect its laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and clinical operations, marking the company's 3,000th Cerner Millennium conversion.
Cerner Millennium is based on a common architecture and shares the same clinical repository. Children's began its relationship with Cerner in 1992 when it implemented systems to connect their radiology, pharmacy, laboratory and respiratory therapy departments.
Viewing Millennium as the next step toward a unified electronic health record, the organization said it first implemented Cerner Millennium orders, ambulatory surgery, scheduling, registration, emergency room triage and tracking and an electronic medical record in December 2001. In 2003, Children's implemented Cerner's enterprise-wide master scheduling system and added Cerner's health information management system.