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Amazon reportedly in advanced stages of naming VA as 2nd headquarters

Amazon is in the advanced stages of placing its second headquarters in Northern Virginia, The Washington Post reported on Saturday, as the retail giant closes in on a self-imposed deadline to make the closely watched decision. The Post reported that Amazon has held detailed discussions about the possibility of opening its second outpost in Crystal […]

Cerner gives new updates on DoD and VA EHR rollouts

Cerner gives new updates on DoD and VA EHR rollouts

In an earnings call to discuss its Q3 results this past week, officials from Cerner offered new information about the ongoing electronic health record modernizations it’s rolling out at the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Both are proceding at different paces, they said, but valuable lessons are being learned along the way at […]

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Cerner reveals long list of VA EHR modernization partners

Cerner shared the list of the 24 health IT vendors that will support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ transition to from its legacy VistA EHR to the Cerner platform. THE IMPACT Accenture, Leidos and AbleVets are among the leading names of vendors that will support the project throughout the projected 10-year timeframe. Many of […]

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VA, DoD creating single governance point for Cerner EHR modernization

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will work with the Department of Defense to create a single point of authority over the Cerner EHR modernization project, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie testified at the Senate “State of the VA” hearing on Wednesday. HERE’S THE IMPACT Although the Interagency Program Office was designed to govern the previous […]

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VA will open bidding for VistA EHR support, maintenance

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs modified its request for information on Monday, with plans to open bidding for a vendor to maintain and support its legacy VistA EHR architecture and imaging operations for the next five years. According to the amended RFI, the agency plans to submit request for proposals on Sept. 21 through […]