Becker's Healthcare October 31, 2019
Jackie Drees

Once complete, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense’s Cerner-based EHR systems will unite an estimated 18 million U.S. service members, veterans and their families on a single platform.

During an interview for Cerner’s Oct. 28 episode of its Perspectives on Health and Tech podcast, John Windom, executive director for VA’s Office of EHR Modernization, and William Tinston, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, discussed how their organizations are promoting interoperability and helping to support system deployments.

Currently under a 10-year, $4.3 billion contract with Cerner, DOD deployed its new EHR system MHS Genesis at four sites in September. The agency will rollout subsequent waves of MHS Genesis approximately every three months starting in Spring 2020. VA, which formed...

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HIE (Interoperability), Provider, Technology, VA / DoD
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