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by Cerner Corporation
Published on October 3, 2018

Today, Cerner announced it has established a team of industry leaders and innovators with extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health care record (EHR) and provide seamless care to our nation’s Veterans.

Along with Cerner, the core team, including Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 17 additional businesses, many of which are veteran-owned, will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

“Cerner has brought together some of this country’s brightest industry leaders to transform veteran health care delivery,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “This team will create a single longitudinal health record that can facilitate the efficient exchange of data among military care facilities, VA facilities and the thousands of civilian health care providers where current and former service members receive care.”

This team builds on Cerner’s commitment to fully understand the unique health care needs of Veterans and supports the agreement between VA and Cerner to provide Veterans and their care providers access to their medical history through a single EHR system. VA has committed to leverage investments made by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its electronic health record modernization to accelerate the delivery of the new VA system. Together, the DoD and VA implementations will work toward seamlessly connecting Veterans’ health records across DoD, VA and commercial health care providers.

“We have formed a world class team that has the best interest of Veterans at heart,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “This is the beginning of a long transformational journey. We will continue to seek and bring the best talent available to the VA. Our nation’s Veterans deserve the highest quality care and we are confident we have brought the right players to this team to succeed in our collective mission.”

The additional businesses that are strategic parts of this comprehensive team include ACI Federal, B3 Group Inc., Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, Clarus Group LLC, Forward Thinking Innovations® LLC, HCTec, HRG Technologies, KRM Associates Inc., Liberty IT Solutions, MedicaSoft, MedSys Group, Holland Square Group, PM Solutions, Point Solutions Group, Sharpe Medical Consulting, Signature Performance and ThomasRiley Strategies.

Cerner and its VA EHR modernization team will outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Missouri.

About Cerner

Cerner’s health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit Cerner.comThe Cerner Blog or connect on FacebookInstagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or The Cerner Podcast. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You.

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