Cerner Makes Healthcare Services Social with Jive

Jul 06, 2011, 11:00 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software announced today that Cerner, a global leader in providing healthcare technologies and services, was recently named by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program as a 2011 Laureate in the Collaboration category. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change. Cerner was awarded for its uCern™ community for social collaboration based on the Jive platform.

"Healthcare is a highly complex, constantly changing business that varies by country.  Successful health outcomes depend on the right information getting to the right people, at the right time," said Brice Jewell, senior manager of the uCern community at Cerner. "We knew that leveraging Social Business for mass collaboration, innovation, and productivity enhancement would transform the way we do business. uCern helps our associates, clients and partners do just that – all of which provide critical contributions to the entire healthcare industry."

At the core, uCern aims to drive social collaboration and innovation across Cerner internally and externally with clients and partners. Today, uCern connects more than 2,900 organizations including 35,000 clinicians, IT professionals, administrators and Cerner associates across the globe. uCern continues to expand by more than a 1,000 members per month.  More than 87 percent of Cerner associates and 35 percent of clients have contributed content that is being viewed and consumed at one million page views per month.

Through uCern, members are able to share best practices, locate expertise faster and improve solution development, all on a secure, integrated social platform.  This collaboration is occurring in real time, significantly enhancing the speed to value for these members.  

"uCern is the most powerful tool I have. The ability to collaborate and network with other Cerner clients is invaluable. I've been able to work through issues in both design and build thanks to input from other clients and I've been able to help others as well. I am extremely happy that Cerner has provided this tool to their clients."  Justine Gehrett, Catholic Healthcare Initiatives.

"Jive drives breakthroughs in productivity by connecting employees to the people and information they need to make better decisions and take faster action," said Robert Brown, SVP of Client Services at Jive. "Using the Jive platform, Cerner has been able to leverage social interactions to engage employees in business conversations, idea sharing and collaboration that drive better business outcomes. Cerner is a Social Business pioneer in the healthcare services industry, driving the new way to business."

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by approximately 9,000 facilities around the world, including more than 2,600 hospitals; 3,500 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 500 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 800 home health facilities; and 1,600 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business software combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the leading social business company that brings social innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale. Jive is funded by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, visit

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