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October 23, 2020

Update on Implementation of the Cerner Electronic Health Record at The Rockefeller University Hospital
By Prasanth Manukonda, MS, MA & Maija Neville Williams, MPH

The Rockefeller University Hospital is continuing implementation of Cerner CommunityWorks as our Electronic Health Record (EHR). Unfortunately, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the nation in March, our go live date was pushed back from April 2020 to February 2021. Hospital staff are working diligently with Cerner during this difficult time, continuing departmental training and competency review in preparation for our next Integration Testing event. The goal of this event is to validate the solution build and additional integration points like Powerplan, Registration and Scheduling, Analytics, and integration of iRIS and Cerner.

One new feature we have been working on during the pandemic is the integration of laboratory tests from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and LabCorp. Once the system is live, we will be able to order labs from MSKCC and LabCorp through Cerner. We will also be ready for data sharing with Healthix, the New York Health Information Exchange, the national CTSA consortium, and other national data sharing initiatives.

Once Cerner CommunityWorks is fully implemented it will improve quality and efficiency internally, streamlining operations and promoting national patient safety initiatives.