Spectrum Health, Cerner and Microsoft partner for patient care

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Spectrum Health has partnered with Cerner and Microsoft to develop the Cerner Care Console solution, a consumer-centric technology that allows patients to take an active role in their care. Spectrum is piloting implementation of the Care Console system in one of its units at its 750-bed Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.

By integrating Spectrum’s knowledge about the patient experience with the Cerner Millennium healthcare IT computing platform, and Microsoft Windows Media Center, the Care Console system keeps patients informed about their condition, medical care and provider team during their hospital stay. In addition, Cerner also has incorporated separately the use of Xbox 360 retail consoles into this system to offer patients gaming and entertainment experiences, according to Spectrum.

The West Michigan-based Spectrum is a not-for-profit health system, with more than 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers, offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, throughout more than 140 service sites and 560,000-member health plan, Priority Health.