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Clinica Las Condes Chooses Cerner to Automate Hospital Operations.

Client is Cerner's first in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.  

KANSAS CITY Kansas City, two adjacent cities of the same name, one (1990 pop. 149,767), seat of Wyandotte co., NE Kansas (inc. 1859), the other (1990 pop. 435,146), Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, NW Mo. (inc. 1850). , Mo. & SANTIAGO, Chile Santiago, officially Santiago de Chile (Spanish: ), is the capital of Chile, and the center of its largest conurbation (Greater Santiago).  -- Clinica Las Condes Las Condes is a commune of Chile located in Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region. The area is inhabited primarily by upper-mid to high income families. Most of Las Condes comercial activity is situated along Apoquindo Avenue where locals have labeled the location , a private, 220-bed hospital in Santiago de Chile, the first one in the Latin America Southern Cone The term Southern Cone (Spanish: Cono Sur, Portuguese: Cone Sul) refers to a geographic region composed of the southernmost areas of South America, below the Tropic of Capricorn.  awarded international accreditation from the Joint Commission International, also will be the first in Latin America to implement a suite of Cerner Millennium([R]) healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions. The technology will help Clinica Las Condes streamline operations in multiple areas of the hospital, while improving care for the more than 372,000 patients the hospital provides treatment for each year.

"Clinica Las Condes chose Cerner because of its commitment to helping its clients improve the quality of care they provide to patients," said Helen Sotomayor Peragallo, Clinica Las Condes Chief Information Officer. "We believe the Cerner Millennium solutions' proven track record of helping clinicians improve care processes in inpatient settings will help us deliver world-class care to our patients in Santiago."

Hospital administrators evaluated more than 354 criteria during the selection process. Clinica Las Condes chose the Cerner Millennium platform because of its clinical functionality, scalability, HL7 communication protocols, easy interface with existing systems and compliance with standards suggested by the Joint Commission.

Clinica Las Condes will be replacing its existing HIT products with Cerner Millennium solutions that will be used to automate nursing and physician documentation; operations in the emergency, pharmacy, surgery and registration departments; and medication-administration processes. These solutions operate on the Cerner Millennium architecture, a unified HIT computing platform See platform.  that helps health professionals elevate el·e·vate  
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 safety, quality and efficiency.

With the implementation at Clinica Las Condes, Cerner will have Millennium clients on six continents Six Continents is a large retail PLC in UK which split into Six Continents Retail known as Mitchells and Butlers plc. The hotels and soft drinks business of Six Continents PLC is now known as InterContinental Hotels Group PLC. . Clinica Las Condes will be the second client to leverage Cerner Millennium in Spanish, the first instance being the implementation at Marina Salud in Denia, Spain.

"Cerner's 28 years of experience have created many opportunities for us to leverage our expertise in providing innovative healthcare solutions to clients around the world," said Trace Devanny, Cerner President. "Our relationship with Clinica Las Condes demonstrates the flexibility of the Cerner Millennium architecture, based on the needs of our client, to meet the language and workflow requirements of those who trust us in different countries around the world."

Cerner technology helps healthcare organizations around the world streamline operations and improve the quality of care they deliver to patients. To learn more about Cerner Latin America, visit

About Clinica Las Condes

Clinica Las Condes is one of the top private hospitals in Santiago de Chile. Founded in 1978 by a group of physicians, the 220-bed hospital is a publicly held company with stockholders, including hospital physicians. Clinica Las Condes is committed to being on the forefront of care by using technology and the most qualified clinicians in the country to provide outstanding care for its patients. The hospital is one of the first hospitals in the Latin America Southern Cone to hold Joint Commission International accreditation and the first one in the country awarded such international acknowledgement that, finally, points towards the delivery of safe and dependable healthcare for its patients, based on the same care standards used by the best hospitals in the world.

About Cerner

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