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Cerner makes moves into the life insurance game

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Photo: HIMSS Media Electronic health record vendor Cerner announced on Wednesday that it was collaborating with New York Life to provide secure access to EHRs.

The partnership represents a move into the life insurance industry from Cerner, aimed at accelerating underwriting decisions and simplifying the application process.

“We’re focused on helping life insurance companies return underwriting decisions quickly and accurately with near-real time digital record delivery from across the country,” said Art Glasgow, senior vice president of strategic growth at Cerner, in a statement.

WHY IT MATTERS

The collaboration aims to support New York Life in accessing hospitals’ EHRs in near-real time, with patient consent, according to the companies.

Another goal is to make it easier for individuals to apply for life insurance, while also easing the administrative burden on healthcare providers.”These efforts are an important part of New York Life’s ongoing drive to leverage digital health data to accelerate life insurance underwriting,” said Alex Cook, head of strategic capabilities at New York Life.”With the support of these innovations, New York Life has reduced application processing time and streamlined the process for consumers to meet their life insurance coverage needs,” Cook added.New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company in […]

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