VA and Cerner Agree on EHR – What’s Next?
What EHR system does the VA use? It took several months of delays. But, finally, the Veterans Affairs Department and Cerner have agreed on a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system for the VA (Modern Healthcare, 2018). As a result, the VA will be using Cerner EHR, the same software as the Department of Defense. Furthermore, the project, estimated to cost $16 billion, will take about 10 years to take full effect.
However, interoperability between the VA and Department of Defense’s Center EHR system could be a challenge. As HIM & Coding consultants, we know the challenges that this transition will present. Dedicated program managers and a detailed transition plan to the new system should follow.