Cerner Corp was incorporated as a Missouri Corporation in 1980, and it was merged into a Delaware corporation in 1986. The Company is a supplier of health care information technology and offers solutions and services that support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations. It has systems in 18,000 facilities throughout the world, including hospitals, physician practices, laboratories, ambulatory centers, behavioral health centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics, surgery centers, extended care facilities, retail pharmacies, and employer sites. Cerner solutions are offered on the unified Cerner Millennium architecture, a person-centric computing framework, which combines clinical, financial and management information systems. This architecture allows providers to securely access an individual's electronic health record at the point of care, and it organizes and delivers information to meet the specific needs of physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals and consumers. It has also created the Healthe IntentTM platform, a cloud-based platform that enables a new generation of solutions to leverage the increasing amount of data being captured as the health care industry is digitized. The Company also offers services, including implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management services, revenue cycle services, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans. It also offers hardware and devices, both from Cerner and as a reseller for third parties. The Company's main competitors in the health care solutions and services market include Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Computer Programs and Systems, Inc., Epic Systems Corporation, GE Healthcare Technologies, Healthcare Management Systems, Inc., Healthland, Inc. , Computer Sciences Corporation, McKesson Corporation, Medical Information Technology, Inc., Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation, and Quadramed Corporation.
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