VA transfers 88,000 patient records to new Cerner EHR

When the new EHR launches, VA clinicians and administrative personnel at the Spokane, Wash.-based center will be able to access, upgrade and confirm patient information straight within the EHR rather than using several systems. The client data consists of medications, past medical procedures, continuous health concerns and group information such as address, phone number and email..

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VA is under a $16 billion agreement with Cerner to develop and deploy its EHR system. With its go-live planned for Oct. 24, Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center is the first center to deploy the brand-new system, which the department plans to roll out until it is in place at all VA centers across the U.S. by 2028..

The Department of Veterans Affairs migrated patient information for roughly 88,000 veterans to its new Cerner EHR system ahead of its go-live at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center later on this month, according to an Oct. 15 press release..

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Friday, October 16th, 2020