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Cerner Millennium Health Information Technology Implemented.

Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) announced today the successful implementation of multiple Cerner Millennium[R] healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins is a 468-bed tertiary care hospital owned and operated by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company. The Cerner Millennium solution will eventually link all SEHA facilities in Abu Dhabi. SEHA owns and operates eight hospital systems, totaling 14 hospitals and more than 55 ambulatory and primary health clinics in the Emirate. This milestone is the first in a series of steps to automate healthcare in Abu Dhabi and to create a unified electronic medical record (EMR) for hospitals and clinics across the region. In addition to Tawam Hospital, four hospitals and 12 clinics throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will implement Cerner Millennium solutions during 2008/2009 timeframe.

"The implementation of the Cerner Millennium solutions throughout will transform the way healthcare is provided in Abu Dhabi, to match the latest international standards," said John R. Hawkins, SEHA Information and Technology Director. "By automating our processes with the Cerner Millennium system, our clinicians are able to access a single patient record for Tawam Hospital, and soon, for all SEHA hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi."

SEHA has committed to implementing a system-wide EMR for all of its hospitals and clinics as part of its vision to create a connected healthcare system and to improve the quality of care in Abu Dhabi. SEHA chose Cerner as its HIT supplier because of Cerner's ability to support big scale implementations.

"Cerner is committed to helping visionary healthcare systems in the Middle East, like SEHA, implement technology that creates a better experience for their patients," said Trace Devanny, Cerner president. "As a result of working together with SEHA, we were able to successfully deliver multiple Cerner Millennium solutions within a very large and complex system."

The Cerner Millennium solutions implemented at Tawam Hospital automate processes in the radiology, pathology, pharmacy, surgery, emergency, and scheduling and registration departments. Clinicians at Tawam Hospital are using the Cerner Millennium healthcare computing platform to document care and submit orders in the EMR. The hospital also is implementing Cerner[R] solutions to create a closed-loop medication administration process, which helps avoid harmful medication errors and improve patient safety.

By selecting Cerner, SEHA chose an HIT supplier with a proven track record. Cerner has more than 8,000 Cerner Millennium solutions live at more than 1,300 client facilities around the world. Cerner technology helps healthcare organizations - ranging in size from independent physicians to nationwide healthcare organizations - streamline operations and improve the quality of care they deliver to patients.About SEHASEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - whose corporate identity is SEHA - is an independent, public joint stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is committed to providing quality, cost effective healthcare on par with international standards measured through accessibility, affordability, choice and satisfaction. SEHA manages eight hospital systems totaling 14 facilities, 2,472 licensed beds, more than 55 Primary Health Clinics and 14,350 employees.

About Tawam HospitalTawam Hospital operates under the management of John Hopkins Medicine (JHM). For more than a century, Johns Hopkins Medicine has built a reputation for excellence unsurpassed by any health care institution in the world. Johns Hopkins has been involved in a number of international medical projects that have included academic and clinical advisement, including projects in Turkey, Singapore, China and Panama, among others. However, with the Tawam agreement, Johns Hopkins will contribute additional services to include hospital management and operational resources for a hospital outside of the United States. One of the first initiatives by the Hopkins team will be assisting in the establishment of an oncology center of excellence. The center will treat the most common types of cancer, as well as those prevalent in the Middle East, such as lung, prostate and breast cancer. A wide range of treatments will be offered, and the latest information will be available to physicians and patients from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, U.S.A.

About CernerCerner is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 6,000 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. The following are trademarks of Cerner: Cerner, Cerner's logo and Cerner Millennium. NASDAQ: CERN. www.cerner.com.

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