Cerner debuts weight-loss program for health plan members with help from Delaware health system

Cerner made a new weight-loss surgery program available to its health plan members Jan. 1 in collaboration with Newark, Del.-based Christiana Care Health System.

Cerner selected Christiana Care as its certified bariatric partner after a yearlong nationwide search. Cerner and Christiana Care plan to work together to deliver a personalized program to support health plan members considering bariatric surgery, a weight-loss procedure.

The program will span the entire surgical process, from pre- to post-operative care, and focus on improving health outcomes, care navigation and patient education. Cerner and Christiana Care will also develop "innovative pricing structures" for the program, according to a news release.

"Our weight loss surgery program has been a leader in the healthcare landscape for many years," Sharon Kurfuerst, COO of Christiana Care, said in the news release. "We share Cerner's vision for innovation and positive disruption in the healthcare system, and we embrace the opportunity to work with them to create the right experience for their members.

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