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VA to Award Cerner EHR Implementation Contract Within 30 Days

October 3, 2017 - VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the federal agency will award its EHR implementation contract to Cerner Corporation in the next thirty days. The announcement came during the recent Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing last week. The new VA EHR system will operate on a similar platform as the Department of Defense (DoD) EHR system—MHS Genesis—in an effort to improve interoperability...


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DoD Completes Third MHS Genesis EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently launched its Department of Defense (DoD) EHR system, MHS Genesis, at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Seattle, marking the third successful roll out for the pilot. "Over the past several years, members of the Navy Medicine...

Cerner Advisory Group to Assist with VA EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Cerner recently created an Advisory Group to offer insights and recommendations to support Cerner’s work on the EHR modernization at VA. The group includes former government, military, and private sector leaders interested in optimizing...

Pew Calls on VA to Prioritize Health Data Exchange, Safety

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

In a recent letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Pew Charitable Trusts has called on Secretary David J. Shulkin, MD, and the federal agency to prioritize health data exchange and patient safety in its forthcoming EHR implementation....

DoD Cerner, NYCHH Epic Implementations Achieve Milestones

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor in Washington State completed its Cerner implementation of the Military Health System’s GENESIS EHR technology over the weekend, the Kansas City-based EHR company announced on Monday. The DoD MHS site providing...

Senators Request Timeline for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, three senators submitted a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin and Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary James Mattis requesting further information on the VA EHR replacement, including a projected...

VA Receives $65M in Funding for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The House Appropriations Committee recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, allotting $78.3 billion in discretionary funding for VA healthcare modernization and improvements....

Epic Keeps VA Scheduling Contract Despite Cerner Decision

by Kate Monica

Epic Systems will maintain its contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) valued at more than $600 million despite the federal agency selecting Cerner to provide its replacement EHR technology. Epic won the contract to develop VA’s...

VA Confirms Decision for Commercial EHR Replacement of VistA

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following in the footsteps of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Health System (MHS) in adopting a commercial EHR technology that is nearly identical to the latter's Cerner platform....

Leidos Awarded $29M VA Health IT Infrastructure Contract

by Kate Monica

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded Leidos a task order under the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract vehicle. Systems Made Simple, a Leidos Innovations Corporation company, could receive...

VA Hearing Confirms Plan to Adopt Commercial EHR Technology

by Kate Monica

On March 7, 2017 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) confirmed its decision to implement a commercial EHR system in place of previously unsuccessful attempts to construct a homegrown platform. During a House Committee on Veterans Affairs...

Shulkin Unanimously Confirmed as VA Secretary in Monday Vote

by Kate Monica

David Shulkin, MD, will remain in the top post at the Department of Veterans Affairs following a confirmation vote by the Senate late Monday evening. The Senate voted unanimously in favor of President Donald Trump’s nominee (100-0) who...

First DoD Site Completes Go-Live of New GENESIS EHR System

by Kate Monica

The Department of Defense successfully completed the first installation of the GENESIS EHR system at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, Adam Mazmanian of FCW reported earlier this week. Defense Healthcare Management Systems Stacy Cummings...

GAO Calls for VA to Adopt Commercial EHR, VA Likely to Do So

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

During a recent House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, a representative from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) minced no words when recommending the EHR implementation plan that the Department of Veterans Affairs should...

DoD Officially Pushes EHR Modernization Start Date to 2017

by Sara Heath

The Department of Defense will begin rolling out its new commercial EHR at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State in February, 2017, three months later than its original December, 2016, target, reports Federal News Radio. DoD still expects...

DoD EHR Modernization Project Hits Snags, to Be Delayed

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Military Health System will have to wait a little bit longer for the implementation of its EHR replacement technology as part of the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM). On Thursday, The Program Executive Office Defense...

DoD Health Systems Connected to OK Health Information Exchange

by Sara Heath

Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) has become the first health information exchange to connect with the Department of Defense, putting the department one step closer to full health data interoperability. According to a press release, subscribers...

Bill Foresees VA EHR Replacement as Interoperability Threat

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

New revelations that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is considering a commercial EHR technology to replace its VistA EHR are having a direct impact on the federal agency's budget for fiscal year 2017. In its report on the Military...

Cerner Beats out Epic for $9B DoD EHR Modernization

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Leidos and its partners Cerner and Accenture are the winning bidders for the Department of Defense (DoD) EHR modernization contract, according to the Washington Post. Leidos was named the prime contractor for the award, with Cerner benefitting...

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