Cerner Corp. and the University of Missouri have reached an agreement to extend a two-decade collaboration through 2025. The effort will extend their joint research in the electronic medical records industry.
The collaboration, centered at the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation in Columbia, began in 2009.
Projects to date have focused on “electronic visit” technology and improving patient access to electronic medical records. The Tiger Institute this year launched OpenNotes, a computer program that gives patients access to their clinic notes.
Cerner said the new Tiger Institute initiatives will include more emphasis on population health strategies designed to keep people healthier and thus reduce expensive medical treatments.
Another new initiative will be the Tiger Institute Leadership Academy for industry professionals.
Joanne Burns, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Cerner and member of the Tiger Institute Board of Governors, said the institute’s ultimate goal is to improve the health outcomes of Missourians.