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WA Army Medical Center Completes MHS Genesis EHR Implementation

The successful MHS Genesis EHR implementation marks the fourth system go-live for the Department of Defense.

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By Kate Monica

- The Leidos Partnership for Defense announced the MHS Genesis EHR implementation has successfully been deployed at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

The launch marks the fourth successful EHR implementation for the Department of Defense (DoD). The system will assist in supporting healthcare delivery for the 9.4 million members of the armed forces, their families, and their beneficiaries.

The implementation also signals the completion of the Initial Operational Capability deployment for key military sites across the Pacific Northwest. Madigan is the largest inpatient facility to utilize the EHR system.

MHS Genesis will integrate inpatient and outpatient solutions to connect information access across the continuum of care.

“Leidos is proud to support the Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems in its mission to transform the delivery of health care in the Military Health System and improve data sharing with other agencies, including Veterans Affairs, as well as private health institutions,” said Leidos Group President Jon Scholl. “We remain committed to excellence in fulfilling our customers’ mission in deploying an EHR system that provides enhanced, secure technology to ensure mission readiness.” 

The EHR system is built on the Cerner Millennium commercial platform and is designed to improve the quality and safety of military healthcare. Additionally, the system is intended to improve interoperability between the public and private sectors.

Last Month, Cerner and Leidos launched MHS Genesis at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Seattle, Washington. In addition to Tacoma and Seattle, the system has also gone live at Fairchild Air Force Base and Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor, WA.

“Two keys to success on such an important, large-scale program are a steadfast focus on our customer’s mission and ensuring alignment with our customer and our partners,” said Leidos Defense Health Senior Vice President Jerry Hogge. “As the prime contractor, it’s imperative that we fully understand the customer’s requirements, are in lock step with their objectives, and  share their dedication to achieving those objectives.”

Cerner and Leidos won the bid for the DoD EHR modernization contract in the summer of 2015. The deal is valued at $4.3 billion over ten years. 

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