“As the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs look to create a common shared electronic health record system, the VA is poised to benefit from DoD investments in a Cerner data center that currently hosts the military’s new EHR.
DoD’s system—called MHS GENESIS—leverages the Cerner Millennium platform, as will the VA’s EHR after the agency concludes contract negotiations with the vendor later this month, creating a lifetime health record that will facilitate the transition of active duty military members to veteran status.
According to Stacy Cummings, program executive officer for Defense Healthcare Management Systems, the two agencies will share a data center hosted at Cerner’s Kansas City headquarters in which “both DoD and VA data will reside in a single platform.” Cummings said the VA will take advantage of DoD’s investments in the commercial data center…”

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