Dining specials during CHC

We have some terrific deals during the Cerner Health Conference available to attendees.

The American Restaurant
$30 off Dinner for 2

Pierpont’s at Union Station
4-course Dinner for $29.95 Per Person

Jack Stack BBQ (Freight House Location)
10% off any entrée

Lidia’s Kansas City
Complimentary Dessert with the purchase of an entrée

Complimentary 3 oz. pour, glass of Malbec.

Plaza III Steakhouse
10% off your entire meal

City Tavern
10% off your entire meal

Figlio the Italian Restaurant
10% off your entire meal

You must bring your badge with you to be eligible for these deals. Be sure to take advantage — the restaurants included are some of the best in the area!

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Masquerade at the Midland

There is not much time left to register for the 2009 Masquerade at The Midland and we don’t want your company to miss the opportunity.  This is going to be an incredible evening of magic in the historic Midland by AMC in downtown Kansas City. Enjoy food from Californos restaurant, a lavish silent auction, music by Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs (a popular Kansas City cover band) and an overall incredible party!

Register Today!

Cerner Corporation and the First Hand Foundation have invited your company to sponsor at a specific level, but, of course, we appreciate any contribution you are able to make. Because of your generosity, we continue to help thousands of children around the world. More information regarding sponsorship levels, attire options and parking for the event, visit the Web site.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2009 Masquerade at The Midland.

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Do uCern?

Social media is changing the way the world does business. A hundred years ago, getting the word out across the country (nevermind the world) about a new invention or idea took decades. With wide-scale adoption of television and telephones, the timescale compressed to years, a marked improvement. When the Internet reached near ubiquity at the beginning of the 21st century, the timescale shrunk to  months. Now, social media allows new ideas and improvements on them fly around in hours and days. The rise and fall of a new innovation can be tracked in a matter of months. Discovering what other people know, and sharing what you know, is simpler than ever.


I am working on what, for me, is the most exciting thing I’ve done in my almost ten years at Cerner. uCern is Cerner’s collaborative network, connecting Cerner associates, Cerner clients, and industry partners to solve the difficult challenges facing healthcare. It was launched to several partner clients in July of this year, and made broadly available just two short weeks ago. As of this writing, uCern has 22,200 members ranging in roles from physicians and nurses to Cerner software architects and healthcare executives. These members are engaging with each other every day and finding better, faster, and more effective ways to do their jobs. If you haven’t joined uCern, visit the site today and sign up for an account!

uCern is going to be a HOT topic this year at the Cerner Health Conference. You’ll see uCern highlighted in several sessions, and will have the opportunity to meet the developers and strategists that made uCern a reality. Come find the uCern team in the solutions gallery throughout the conference to get help registering for uCern, signing up for the best communities on uCern, making connections with other people like you on uCern, or even just to get help designing your own personalized homepage.  If you’re already on uCern, CHC is a great opportunity to meet the people behind the avatars and catch up real-time.  I’m the grey cat…

See you at CHC ’09!

Brian Carter
Director of uCern

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About the Pediatric Care Track

Every fall, I look forward to seeing all of Cerner’s partners in pediatric care, both old and new, at CHC.  This year is no exception… as the “build your agenda” process is well underway, I see many familiar, and a few unfamiliar, names populating the list of attendees for each session within the Pediatric Care track.

Participants in this year’s pediatric care track will enjoy a variety of professional and social activities.  The conference begins with the Pediatric SIG meeting at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, when attendees will hear about the latest developments in pediatric care.  Participants then have the opportunity to attend the general session and tour the Solutions Gallery Sunday night.

Monday morning will continue the excitement, with more general sessions and a Power Session, building to the Pediatric Care keynote address at 10:30 am.  Dr. Sajjad Yacoob, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles chief medical information officer, will share CHLA successes with automation.  Since implementing the Cerner Millennium system in 2004, CHLA has saved $22 million in efficiencies. More importantly, the EMR system, known as Knowledge Information and Decision Support, or KIDS, has led to greater patient safety and quality care.

Monday evening, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with other pediatric clients while enjoying appetizers at our pediatric reception.

The conference culminates Tuesday night with The Bash.   Some of you may be too young to remember Three Dog Night, but many of us recall their music as the finale to the decade of Peace and Love.  The sentiment “joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea” inspires children and adults alike to celebrate the moment.  I hope you can join us in that moment.

Update by Lisa Franz, Segment Specialist

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