Cerner Ambulatory Phase One Overview

Phase One of the Cerner Ambulatory implementation is already underway and is now focused the implementation of a Cerner Ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) which will be based on best practices. Phase One is the first step toward our goal of operating on an integrated system EHR. 

Phase One go-live is scheduled for December 4, 2018.

Vision and Guiding Principles

It is also important, as we move forward, to ground ourselves in the vision and guiding principles of the project. This helps the project team when making decisions and the Practices when implementing those decisions.  


Implement a streamlined, system EHR that is rooted in best practices and ensures patient safety, superior quality and supports a strong future for Munson Healthcare.

Guiding Principles

  • Although it may challenge the status quo, we will make design decisions such that a patient-centric focus is the foundation of our transformation journey.

  • We will engage stakeholders to positively impact the patient journey and business outcomes.

  • Our decisions will be based on doing what is best for the organization as a whole – not a single individual area or department.

  • We will proactively draw from recommended leading practices to achieve the expected benefits and outcomes.

  • We will commit to standardization within venue so that system-wide benefits will be realized.

  • We will accurately collect data once, store it with minimal redundancy, and ensure widespread access to caregivers in full compliance with privacy and security regulations.

  • We will dedicate the necessary resources to support ongoing optimization for sustainable transformation.

Cerner Ambulatory - Phase One Practices

Phase One of the Cerner Ambulatory implementation will impact Munson Healthcare employed ambulatory practices who are currently using NextGen EHR and/or who do not currently use an EHR. This will impact the ambulatory practices at four hospitals:

Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital 
Cadillac Primary Care
Cadillac OBGYN
McBain Primary Care

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital
Grayling Community Health Center
Prudenville Community Health Center
Roscommon Community Health Center
Ausable Urology
Grayling Surgical Services

Kalkaska Memorial Hospital
Kalkaska Medical Associates
Kalkaska Teen Health Corner
Forest Area Teen Health Corner

Munson Medical Center
Munson Family Practice Center 
Bay Area Urology (BAU)
Traverse Heart Vascular (THV)
Heart Failure Clinic
Structural Heart Clinic
Pre-Procedure Clinic