VA and Cerner Agree on New EHR System – What’s Next?

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.

Check out the YES Services page to see how our consultants can help you with our coding support, coder mentoring, and other health information management solutions!

Mari Cely

Director, Business Strategy & Client Services
VA EHR system

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