Not too long ago we heard about Dell getting into the EHR business, well now we can add CDW into the fold. CDW is primarily a hardware IT company so now they have the ability to sell an electronic medical records system as well. Usually at the healthcare expositions, CDW is usually represented with a fairly large booth, so they are not a newcomer to understanding the hardware/software that needs to come together. BD
Cerner has signed a pact with CDW Healthcare to offer "one-stop" purchase of Cerner's ambulatory e-health record systems, along with hardware, technical assistance, and deployment services, to doctor offices.
The arrangement is the first time Cerner's suite of clinical and practice management software for doctor offices has been available from a national IT channel partner. However, the arrangement is not exclusive to either company. Cerner said in an email to InformationWeek that it "will continue to selectively explore other relationships that will help the company meet its clients' needs in the physician practice market."