Cerner: Placing Veterans and Service members at the center of their care

“At Cerner Government Services (CGS) we are working with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to transform health care for Veterans, Service members and their beneficiaries. Over the next 10 years, VA will move from using its current electronic health record (EHR) system to a new system that will integrate with DoD’s patient records and – for the first time – unify all VA facilities on one system. The program that will manage VA’s steady transition to the new EHR is called Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM).”

“Implementing the largest health IT transformation in U.S. history is a complex undertaking. It requires innovation and collaboration with caregivers, patients, Veterans and military service organizations. By joining forces with our federal clients, Cerner is helping shape the health care of tomorrow for Veterans and Service members today. We accomplish this by:

  • placing the Veteran/Service member at the center of their care
  • modernizing tools and systems used by our clients so they can innovate and provide better care
  • building interoperable networks to connect all entities that touch the patient’s health care continuum…”

“Building on that momentum, the full electronic health record solution will go live at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center October 2020, in Spokane, Washington, and its VA community-based outpatient and rural clinics. Final preparations are underway, including training, system testing and communications to Veterans and caregivers in the Spokane service area.”

“During the upcoming Cerner Health Conference (CHC) on Oct. 13-14, some of our clients will share their perspective on innovation and technology in the federal space. Bill Tinston, director for the Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization program office, will discuss how leveraging the joint HIE can improve connectivity. John Windom, executive director for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM), and Laura Kroupa, M.D., chief medical officer for VA’s OEHRM, will lead a session about the next steps for VA’s EHRM program…” Read the full article here.

Source: Placing Veterans and Service members at the center of their care – By Travis Dalton, October 7, 2020. Cerner.

Cerner was recently named to the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.



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