Asuris selects the Cerner Wellness platform to help employers pave a road to better health

New program created to lower costs and improve productivity by inspiring a culture of wellness

SPOKANE, Wash. APRIL 10, 2014 – Asuris has chosen Cerner Corporation to provide a web-based engagement platform that will allow the health insurer to deliver customizable, incentivized and measurable wellness programming for employers in Washington. The Cerner Wellness platform will be integrated into Asuris’s innovative wellness offering, playing an integral role in the company’s long-term investment in the health and well-being of its members.

Asuris has chosen Cerner Wellness to deliver a new, comprehensive web platform that is designed to support a culture of wellness for employers and help them protect the health and well-being of their most precious asset; their employees. Cerner’s platform will allow Asuris to enhance its current wellness offering with a suite of prescriptive, actionable tools and technology, which combined with Asuris’s workplace consulting capabilities, will provide a new, best-in-class wellness program that is easy for employers to implement in the workplace.

“Incorporating a wellness solution into the overall health benefits package is an important step toward encouraging a healthier and more productive workforce for employers in our market,” said Brady Cass, President of Asuris Northwest Health.

“Employers are embracing the value of wellness for their employees, and we are excited to offer an enhanced experience that can be customized to inspire a culture of wellness in the workplace,” said Richard Popiel, M.D., executive vice president of Health Care Services and chief medical officer for Asuris. “As employee health care costs escalate at an unsustainable rate, wellness is a sound investment for employers that will help them lower these costs and increase employee productivity.”

“Using the Cerner Wellness platform will allow Asuris to deliver personalized programs that empower members to take charge of their health – ultimately driving positive behavior change and improved outcomes,” said Ken Kaufman, general manager of Cerner Wellness. “Asuris is a clear market leader, and we look forward to working together towards a shared population health vision.”

About Asuris Northwest Health
Asuris Northwest Health offers a full range of health care coverage options, including dental coverage, for eastern Washington employers and individuals. We also offer Medicare supplemental plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, and provide member access to more than 20,000 health care providers. Asuris is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit or Asuris Northwest Health, a nonprofit health plan, is a subsidiary of Regence BlueShield, a leading health plan in Washington.

About Cerner
Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make health care safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and entire countries. Taking what we’ve learned over more than three decades, Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients in their care.

SOURCE: Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.