VA, Cerner Announce Agreement to Provide Seamless Care for Veterans
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced an agreement with Cerner Government Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerner Corporation, a global leader in health care technology, for the VA to use off-the-shelf Cerner solutions to provide veterans, transitioning service members and their care providers access to their medical history through a single electronic health record (EHR) system. Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across the VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to improve the health care experience for our nation’s veterans. The VA has a long history of pioneering health care technology innovation, and we look forward to helping deliver high-quality outcomes across the continuum of care,” said Cerner President Zane Burke. “My thanks to the administration for selecting Cerner to collaborate in creating seamless care as service members transition from active duty to VA medical centers and community providers. We expect this program to be a positive catalyst for interoperability across the public and private health care sectors, and we look forward to moving quickly with organizations across the industry to deliver on the promise of this mission.”
The system is designed to provide veterans with consistently high-quality health care outcomes, no matter the location or provider.
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