Every day of the week, IT professionals at Cerner Corp. in Kansas City, Mo., are reminded that the work they do will directly affect the future of health care. Employees use an internal collaboration platform called uCern, which the IT group built over a year ago, to post updates on subjects such as health care reform and new medical technologies. In addition, every IT employee at the supplier of health care technology systems has the opportunity to engage in a program where they work at the hospitals they serve to help troubleshoot new systems or upgrades.
"Any associate in the company can get direct contact working with nurses and doctors," says Ash Siebecker, senior manager of enterprise solutions. "It's great because you get out of the office and into a clinical setting to get experience firsthand on what the company is all about."
Cerner's campus hosts a primary care clinic with a lab and pharmacy, as well as a fitness center with an indoor pool and racquetball courts, and a Montessori school for employees' children.
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