Cerner provides high-level updates on status of DoD/VA EHR initiatives on earnings call

“Cerner generated $134.7 million in profit during the second quarter, up 6% from $127 million in the same period in 2019…”

“During the second quarter, Cerner worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to launch a joint health information exchange, enabling secure data exchange among each department and their expanded network of community partners.”

“Work on the VA and DOD electronic health record projects has been paused during the pandemic and revised go-live dates have not been announced, said John Peterzalek, Cerner’s executive chief client and services officer, during the earnings call.”

“The company continues to move forward with the VA-centralized scheduling solution go-live and its first VA program go-live, he said.”

“With the DOD, as part of the Leidos partnership for Defense Health, Cerner is making significant progress working virtually to advance the program and have an activation schedule in the coming months.

Cerner also is working on a U.S. Coast Guard pilot site to implement a new EHR, Peterzalek said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Shafer says COVID-19 pandemic has driven ‘burst of innovation’ at Cerner – By Heather Landi, July 30, 2020. FierceHealthcare.

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