Beautifully engraved specimen certificate from the Cerner Corporation
. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company in 2000 and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company name and logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President, Mr. Earl H. Devanny III and Secretary.
Cerner Corporation provides healthcare information technology solutions, healthcare devices, and related services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region. It offers Cerner Millennium architecture, which provides access to an individuals electronic medical record at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front and back-office professionals, and consumers.
The company also provides CareAware device architecture that connects information from various devices to the clinician workflow and electronic medical record. In addition, Cerner Corporation offers Bedrock technology that automates the implementation and management of the Cerner Millennium information platform; CernerWorks managed services to manage technology risks for clients through remote hosting; and Lights On Network, a surveillance system that identifies system performance issues in real time.
Further, it provides HealtheSM, a health plan third party administrator service; RxStation medication dispensing devices; Millennium Lighthouse, a consulting practice that works with clients to discover relationships among healthcare processes and outcomes; Health Facts, which are solutions and services that leverage the clinical data captured in the digital healthcare environment; PowerWorks physician practice solutions; and Cerner Imaging, a technology that enables clients to import audio, video, and still images into electronic medical records.
Additionally, the company offers remote hosting, operational management services, and disaster recovery services. It serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, government agencies, and public health organizations. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.
About Specimen Certificates
Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file".
Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates were made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company.
These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that has grown in popularity over the past several years.