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“… VA established a dedicated program office for EHR, which will be staffed with subject matter experts in contracting, health IT and business innovation, the letter stated.

VA and DoD also assured Congress the project is on track with its timeline. VA is currently standing up its initial program efforts and is developing an acquisition and implementation timeline. The letter stated VA is currently in the midst of “focused negotiations” with Cerner to finalize a contract. Genesis is based on Cerner’s software.

Meanwhile, DoD began deploying MHS Genesis to patient care sites earlier this year, with full deployment scheduled for 2018 and completion in 2022.

The first four sites are now officially live.

At the first four “go-live” sites, Genesis has now supplanted three different aging health IT systems. By the time it’s deployed worldwide, officials say it will…”

Source: Congress keeping close watch on EHR as DoD celebrates initial rollout, By Scott Maucione, November 20, 2017 – Read The Full Article Here.

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