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Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Cerner $10 Billion Contract

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has chosen to award Cerner Corp., a Missouri-based health innovation company, a $10 billion contract to provide veterans, transitioning service members and their care providers access to their medical history through a single electronic health record (EHR) system. The VA is expected to use the same record system, which is called MHS Genesis, that Cerner is implementing for the Department of Defense, which will replace the legacy VistA system developed by the VA 40 years ago.

“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.”

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