VA medical center live on Cerner EHR

By | October 26, 2020
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Announcement on FierceHealthcare Oct 26, 2020 —

VA EHR KiosksThe Department of Veterans Affairs’ achieved a major milestone Saturday in its decadeslong, multibillion-dollar effort to upgrade its aging health IT systems.

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, went live with a new Cerner EHR system this weekend, the first site as part of VA’s massive medical records project.

It marks progress in the latest effort to upgrade the VA’s system, a $16 billion technology project that’s been plagued by delays, leadership turnover, and infrastructure problems since it kicked off in 2018.

According to Mann-Grandstaff officials, the transition to Cerner’s EHR means veterans receiving care at the facility and at its outpatient clinics will use the new My VA Health online portal to schedule, review and cancel health appointments, refill their prescriptions, send secure messages to their VA providers, and manage their current health records.

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