Digital transformation with ishmed – Cerner expands its investments


We are proud of our position as a global leader in healthcare information technology, offering multiple offerings and capabilities in over 50 countries. To demonstrate our commitment, Cerner is making additional investments in the ishmed® electronic health record (EHR), as key markets brace for a decade of further digitization.

Our global reach made possible by our ishmed and Cerner Millenium® platforms provide a large and diverse global presence. This diversity of health and care systems, in turn, provides Cerner clients with greater opportunities to share their lessons learned, experiences and best practices among some of the world’s leading healthcare providers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the importance of this shared learning and the value of a fully digital health system. Digital capabilities have improved access to care, increased speed and interoperability, enabled remote data access, and improved efficiency.

Cerner is committed to helping all of our clients solve these challenges and achieve their strategic priorities. ishmed enables Cerner to bring the power and knowledge of our global healthcare systems community to individual clients, ensuring standardized practices and maximum benefits for their patients, end users and the organization as a whole.

ishmed is the only hospital information system fully integrated with SAP for Healthcare. It is a solution designed to support the strategic clinical priorities of our clients. It maps the complete clinical experience of the patient and safely, directly and efficiently advances administrative and business transactions. With proven results around the world, ishmed is the platform of choice in 37 countries and is translated into 14 languages ​​to deliver a wide range of benefits to more than 415,000 users in more than 750 hospitals.

To further increase the potential and reach of ishmed, it continues to evolve, with the next development coming in the form of a model system – our recommended approach to helping medical facilities transform the way they deliver care. Combining everything we have learned from our broad commitment and expertise in the healthcare field, it provides extensive standard content created by healthcare professionals, taking into account best practices from healthcare organizations around the world who use Cerner solutions. It is further enhanced with the latest innovations from industry, regulatory and technology experts – as well as data analytics – with localized versions under development for markets in which ishmed is sold.

The Local Template System for Germany will be the first of our own country-specific Template System instances, designed to contain workflows tailored to local requirements, translations and usability improvements. Germany was chosen for the initial deployment as it is about to undergo significant regulatory restructuring with the introduction of Krankenhauszukunftsgesetz (KHZG), or Germany’s Future of Hospitals Act, alongside telematics infrastructure. (TI) which provides the digital backbone for German healthcare. system. Besides, ishmed is already in use in six of the top ten hospitals in Germany, demonstrating the importance of the system for the market.

To meet the demands of KHZG and TI, and feedback from our customers, we are investing immediately and further in our European workforce. Our initial attention is focused on hiring additional talent to deliver the capabilities required in the current platform, expanding our successful collaboration with SAP to create lasting value for our mutual customers, and accelerate the growth of our business. ishmed ecosystem of partners.

Cerner sees ishmed as essential to driving the transformation of healthcare around the world – realizing our vision of a cohesive and connected world where everyone thrives. These additional investments are a demonstration of our commitment to customers and will spur a new era of innovation in healthcare and help connect and achieve better health outcomes for all.


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