KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced the opening of the Healthe at Cerner Center at its Manyata campus in Bangalore, India. More than 2,200 associates will have access to the state-of-the-art Healthe Clinic, Healthe Fitness Center and full suite of health coaching and educational opportunities.

“Cerner is more than a health information technology company. We’re a company focused on putting the individual at the center of health care, which starts with our associates,” said Julie Wilson, executive vice president and chief people officer, Cerner. “We’re committed to providing convenient, holistic health and care offerings, focused on prevention and education, so our associates can lead their healthiest lives.”

Primary and urgent care, along with wellness programs designed to assist members in managing their health to prevent illness, will be provided at the Healthe Clinic. Services include routine screenings, physical exams, lab and pharmacy delivery services and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.

All care suites are equipped with Cerner’s leading health care technology, which will be the first time the Millennium® electronic health record will be used in a patient care environment in India.

“This is our living lab where we are bringing health care providers and technology together to actively manage the health of our associates,” said Rama Nadimpalli, senior vice president and general manager, Cerner India. “What we learn here about consumer-driven care will be available to other health care organizations around the world.”

Clinicians from Manipal Hospital will staff the Healthe Clinic. The two organizations have collaborated since 2011, and Manipal Hospital has provided on-site nutritionist services for Cerner India the past two years.

“Harnessing more than 60 years of health care experience and international best practices with Cerner’s cutting-edge technology will enable us to provide a wide spectrum of care to associates, which gives us the opportunity to impact the overall health of the community,” said Dr. Satish Amarnath, head quality of compliance and outreach services, Manipal Hospital. “Cerner is helping shape the future of health care and we’re excited to be a part of the movement.”

Through the Healthe Fitness Center, associates will have access to full-service fitness programming with personalized health education and coaching provided by Zela Health Clubs fitness experts.

“Our company is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles through exercise and good nutrition, a philosophy we share with Cerner, which makes this collaboration a perfect fit,” said Naveen Kumar, vice president, Zela Health Clubs.

This is the first associate Healthe at Cerner Center to be opened outside of the Kansas City area where Cerner’s World Headquarters is located.

About Cerner

Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 20,000 facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.

About Manipal Hospitals

Manipal Hospitals has a special significance in the overall healthcare industry of India and particularly in South India. A social seed sown more than five decades ago is today the country’s third largest healthcare group with a network of 15 hospitals providing comprehensive care that is both curative and preventive in nature for a wide variety of patients not just from India but also from across the globe.

The ethos of Manipal Hospitals is its belief in the credo of its triad of core values namely "Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity and Ethical Practices" which have led to it becoming one of the best and most trusted healthcare providers in the country today.

With its flagship quaternary care facility located in the heart of Bangalore city, five tertiary care, nine secondary care across five states, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 4,900 beds and caters to around 2 million customers from India and overseas every year.

About Zela Health Clubs

Zela Health Clubs has set the bench mark for the luxury fitness industry in India as a comprehensive service provider in health, wellness, fitness and performance based services. Zela Health Clubs also provides corporate fitness management services to some of the top multinational companies as a part of its repertoire. Our team consists of some of the most qualified fitness professionals in the country and we aim to provide a highly personalized, effective, scientific and goal oriented fitness programs. For more information about Zela Health Clubs visit www.zelalife.com

CONTACT: Media Contact: Marlene Bentley, marlene.bentley@cerner.com