About two dozen community hospitals in Kansas and Nebraska have signed up to use Cerner Corporation’s electronic health technology. Many of the small hospitals are faced with Medicare reimbursement cuts and reduced payments for the uninsured. They say access to Cerner’s sophisticated electronic record system with help them keep their doors open. Heartland Health Monitor’s Dan Margolies reports.
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