Cerner Corporation is an international health care information technology corporation that specializes in providing complete systems for hospitals and other medical organizations to manage and integrate all electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and financial information. Cerner claims to be the largest provider of electronic medical systems in the United States. Its largest competitor, McKesson, is larger in size but McKesson has income from other non-technology medical sources. As of Second Quarter 2009 its systems are licensed by 8,000 facilities around the world including 2,100 hospitals, 1,500 pharmacies, and 3,300 physician practices representing 30,000 physicians. It has more than 10,000 employees. As of June 2006, approximately 1,900 associates in the United States and 600 associates in India were involved full-time in the software development aspect of the company. Cerner has more than 6,000 clients worldwide.
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