Vendor:Cerner Corporation

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Cerner Corporation
Type Corporation
Industry Informatics software
Headquarters 2800 Rock Creek Parkway, North Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Parent Oracle Corporation

Cerner Corporation develops and distributes healthcare informatics software solutions.


On August 5, 2014, Cerner Corporation announced it had acquired Siemens' Health Services division for $1.3 billion U.S. The company stated "[f]ollowing the acquisition, support for Siemens Health Services core platforms will remain in place" and that "[c]urrent implementations will continue."[1] The acquisition was finalized in February 2015.[2] Affected products may include Siemens' Servolab and TD-Synergy LISs, though they're fate is still not clear. The acquisition notice indicated "[a] unique feature of this acquisition is we’ll continue working with Siemens AG in a R&D capacity, in order to advance the interoperability of electronic health records with medical devices." The transition period was expected to last three years.[2]

In 2018, the company removed almost all information about CoPathPlus and PathNet. Vague information remains scattered across its websites, with CoPathPlus getting brief mention on the U.S. website, and PathNet information showing up on the Great Britain site.

On December 21, 2022, Oracle Corporation announced intentions to acquire Cerner for $28 billion.[3] Several hurdles still had to be passed, and Oracle extended its tender offer to March 16, 2022, though if shareholders accepted, it would still need to pass federal antitrust examination.[4] The deal was extended again to April 13, though another lawsuit was apparently filed against Cerner by a shareholder attempting to enforce their Section 220 rights to access corporate books and records.[5] Oracle eventually closed its acquisition, effective June 8, with Cerner becoming "a dedicated industry business unit" of Oracle.[6]

Prior offerings

CoPathPlus was an anatomical pathology laboratory information system (LIS) that could "[t]rack specimens from point of collection to disposal."[7] Cerner's "CoPath" software was a shared brand name with Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.[8] With the acquisition by Oracle, it appears CoPathPlus disappeared.

Technology and products


PathNet is an anatomical pathology LIS "designed to automate the workflow to provide an efficient and quality service."[9]

See also Siemens AG for additional products.

NOTE: Not all products may be available in certain regions of the world. Contact Oracle Cerner for clarity.


Product: PathNet
Experiment, patient, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[10]
Sample tracking?Y[10]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?Y[10]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[10]
Configurable templates and forms?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Data mining?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?
Test, experiment, and/or trial management?Y[10]
Inventory management?Y[9]
Document and/or image management?
Patient and case management?Y[10]
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and physician management?
Billing and revenue management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?Y[10]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[10]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[10]
Synoptic reporting?
Report printing?Y[10]
Label support?Y[10]
Barcode and/or RFID support?Y[10]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[10]
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
clinical, pathology


Additional information


  1. "Cerner to Acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 Billion" (PDF). Cerner Corporation. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Cerner Completes Acquisition of Siemens Health Services". Cerner Corporation. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 04 October 2016. 
  3. Michel, R. (31 January 2022). "LIS Market Will Change After Oracle, CliniSys Deals". Dark Report. Retrieved 26 March 2022. 
  4. Millward, W.T. (14 February 2022). "Oracle-Cerner Tender Offer Deadline Extended". CRN. Retrieved 26 March 2022. 
  5. Pappas, L.A. (16 March 2022). "Cerner Corp. Sued Again In Del. For Oracle Deal Info". Law360. Retrieved 26 March 2022. 
  6. Landi, H. (7 June 2022). "Oracle closes $28B deal to buy EHR giant Cerner". Fierce Healthcare. Retrieved 11 October 2022. 
  7. "Laboratory". Cerner Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 March 2019. Retrieved 06 December 2023. 
  8. Paxton, A. (February 2011). "All for one - Unifying CP and AP data". CAP Today. Retrieved 06 December 2023. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Laboratory". Oracle Cerner Corporation. Retrieved 06 December 2023. 
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 "Comprehensive Pathology Information Management - Cerner Millennium PathNet". Cerner Corporation. Retrieved 01 May 2013.