Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) is an international IT corporation in the healthcare industry with more than 7,800 employees. EMR and other HealthCare software. Acquired by Oracle 2021-2022.

Did its implementation increase deaths? I'm glad they did the study, but it seems to me more of a "don't do what we did" lesson for hospitals, not an indictment of Millennium. I think their purpose was to raise the awareness of broad outcomes in a major system change and the article does a good job of that. I'm always quick to jump in a vendor-bashing line, but anyone who sees this article as valid Cerner criticism is wrong, in my opinion. I doubt any other vendor would have done better. I doubt every Cerner implementation has these problems. I'm sure that the hospital would make better implement decisions if they were doing it over again, as would most CPOE early adopters. The only serious takeaway I got from the article was this: be careful out there, vendors and customers alike. No one wants to kill anyone with software or software implementation, especially children. Changing processes is hard work. Magazines, consultants, and vendors make it all seem easy. It's not.

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