Unsealed VA EHR plans show designs for unified DoD/VA system, price info redacted

Healthcare IT News: After months of waiting to hear details on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ plans to replace its EHR with Cerner, recently unsealed documents reveal the agency is hoping to create a single, common system between the VA and the Department of Defense.

To accomplish this, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD plans to replicate DoD’s Cerner EHR, which has successfully rolled out at four DoD sites.

The unsealed documents were written by U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby, who just last month ruled to dismiss a lawsuit filed by CliniComp against the government for the VA’s no-bid contract with Cerner.

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