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CERNER CORPORATION'S RADNET RADIOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED AT 23 RADIOLOGY LOCATIONS IN HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

 CERNER CORPORATION'S RADNET RADIOLOGY INFORMATION SYSTEM TO BE
 IMPLEMENTED AT 23 RADIOLOGY LOCATIONS IN HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM
 KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) and the Henry Ford Health System of Detroit today announced that they have completed an agreement to install and implement Cerner's RadNet Radiology Information System throughout the distinguished Health System's radiology service locations. The agreement provides for the implementation of the complete radiology system, patient scheduling, quality assurance, patient tracking and decision support. Installation will begin immediately and continue into 1993. The value of the agreement to Cerner was not disclosed.
 The installation of RadNet is expected to improve resource productivity and enhance the quality of patient care throughout the Health System. Henry Ford also plans to make extensive use of Cerner's clinical decision support capabilities to augment departmental quality assurance programs. According to Health System officials, RadNet could be implemented to affect patient care at more than 25 radiology locations. The company believes this agreement is one of the largest installations of a single radiology system in the country.
 Stephen H. Velick, vice president of hospital affairs and chief operating officer of Henry Ford, said, "The complexity of the Henry Ford Health System necessitated that we implement a radiology system with the diversity and flexibility capable of managing a full spectrum of multi-facility, departmental information management needs. We found Cerner's RadNet uniquely positioned radiology system to offer both excellent quality and completeness of functionality to meet the demands of our distributed Health System."
 Clifford W. Illig, Cerner's president and chief operating officer, commented, "The implementation of RadNet within the prestigious Henry Ford Health System is an important milestone for Cerner. This agreement further illustrates Cerner's ability to provide clinicians with the most technologically advanced clinical applications in healthcare. The decision by Henry Ford to acquire RadNet is indicative of the growing trend for leading healthcare providers to use clinical automation as a strategic tool to enhance the efficient delivery of care. As we work with their dedicated healthcare professionals to implement these clinical information systems, we expect extensive benefits will be passed on to the patients, care providers and clients of Henry Ford Health System."
 Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's major comprehensive health systems, had its beginnings in 1912 when auto pioneer Henry Ford founded Henry Ford Hospital on the outskirts of Detroit. Since then, it has grown to include the Henry Ford Health Sciences Center, a consolidation of research, education and advanced patient care programs, and a number of other member institutions. Included in the Henry Ford Health System is Henry Ford Hospital, a 903-bed hospital and education- research facility in Detroit. Henry Ford Hospital is recognized as one of "The Best Hospitals in America" and one of the area's predominant teaching hospitals.
 With annual research funding of nearly $23 million supporting more than 500 studies, it has one of the largest research facilities within a free-standing hospital. Centers of excellence include the Heart and Vascular Institute, Stroke Center, Bone and Joint Center, neurosurgery, cancer, transplantation, sleep disorders and kidney disorders. The 900 physician Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation's largest group practices, staffs the Henry Ford Medical Centers, 25 suburban Detroit outpatient facilities, as well as Henry Ford Hospital. The centers record more than two million visits annually.
 Cerner is the leading developer of clinical information systems for the health care industry. All Cerner systems are designed around a central structure called Healthcare Network Architecture (HNA). Through HNA, Cerner is able to deliver application software products that serve the unique needs of each clinical discipline, while allowing unprecedented management and cross-disciplinary medical applications. Cerner offers products to an international marketplace including hospitals, HMO's, clinics and reference laboratories.
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 /CONTACT: Alan D. Dietrich, director of business planning and development of Cerner, 816-221-1024/
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