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CERNER CORPORATION ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO IMPLEMENT A WIDE ARRAY OF HEALTHCARE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SYSTEMS AT HOSPITAL IN CHEMNITZ, GERMANY

 KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) today announced that an agreement has been signed with Staedtische Kliniken Chemnitz hospital located in Chemnitz, Germany to implement an array of Cerner's Healthcare Network Architecture (HNA) software products in a series of phases. The first phase, which involves the implementation of Cerner's PathNet laboratory information system, will begin immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The second phase is planned to begin this fall. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 Staedtische Kliniken Chemnitz is one of the largest hospital complexes in Germany and will serve as a reference site in the German marketplace where healthcare professionals can see the latest information management technology available. In the process of selecting Cerner's HNA system, a team of healthcare professionals from the hospital completed an extensive search of information management technology worldwide. Hospital officials believe Cerner's systems, which automate the patient care process, will help the hospital meet its goal to be recognized as a leader in managing healthcare information and will enable them to meet the evolving national healthcare requirements in Germany.
 Peter L. Fittig, deputy mayor of Chemnitz who also oversees the area's healthcare operations, said, "We are pleased to become the Cerner demonstration site in Germany and are especially pleased to welcome Cerner as the first American company to establish German headquarters in Chemnitz."
 Dr. Michael J. Beler, director of laboratory services, commented, "In a time when managing costs and improving quality are such important factors to having a successful care delivery system, we believe leading- edge information systems are necessary for an institution to reach its goals. We are confident that Cerner's systems will enable us to be leaders in the changing world of healthcare delivery."
 Dr. Olaf F. Schlimpert, chief of network organization and network systems of the Chemnitz Hospital, said, "We were looking for a leading- edge information system for the laboratory, and also our entire hospital complex. We have seen that Cerner has a system capable of achieving all of our goals and plans, especially for automating the entire care process. Now we believe we will have the highest standards of care, the best network, the latest hardware, and the finest software. There is no equivalent system in the German market with such a thorough architecture as HNA."
 Clifford W. Illig, Cerner's president and chief operating officer, commented, "We are excited about this new relationship with an institution of such historical significance, that also is renowned for forward-thinking leadership. Cerner's systems now are offered in another language: German. This important milestone represents Cerner's aggressive commitment to increase momentum in international markets where the need to automate the process of healthcare is just as great as it is in the United States. The hospitals in Chemnitz provide us with a key location in Europe where we can demonstrate HNA to other healthcare organizations that understand the necessity of using clinical information systems to manage costs while enhancing the quality of patient care."
 Neal L. Patterson, Cerner's chairman and chief executive officer, added, "We have great respect for the strategic planners of the Chemnitz hospital. Their determination to implement a world-class clinical information management solution for automating the process of healthcare is further evidence that healthcare providers throughout the world are concerned about the same issues that challenge decision makers who desire to reengineer our system of care delivery in America: namely, cost and quality. We have long contended that clinical information systems are a fundamental requirement to gaining control of the problems that cause skyrocketing costs and inconsistent levels of quality. This important relationship reiterates the point that throughout the world healthcare providers share these concerns, because managing costs and improving quality always lead to the central focus of care delivery -- the patient. It is our pleasure to welcome the Chemnitz hospital to the Cerner family of clients."
 Staedtische Kliniken Chemnitz, located in the German state of Sachsen, consists of over 2,000 beds in multiple locations. Chemnitz is a major industrial city in what was East Germany and the hospital is being completely renovated, making it an ideal location to introduce Cerner's state-of-the-art systems, which are tailored to their new facilities and reworked process flows.
 Cerner is the leading developer of patient-focused clinical information systems for the healthcare industry. All Cerner system designs are based on 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, HMOs, clinics, and reference laboratories.
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