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Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM)

Transforming Health Care for Veterans, Revolutionizing Health Care for All.


VA was the pioneer of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with the development of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), VA’s legacy system. However, after almost 40 years of use, VistA lacks the interoperability necessary to better serve our Veterans and is simply too costly to maintain.

Adopting the same EHR system as the Department of Defense (DoD) is a Veteran-centric approach that will support service members as they transition from military service, drive better clinical outcomes by giving health care providers a full picture of patient medical history, and enhance collaboration with community care partners.

Latest EHRM News

The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) signed a joint statement Sept. 26 pledging that their two departments will align their plans, strategies and structures as they roll out a new electronic health records (EHR) system that will allow VA and DOD to share patient data seamlessly. (10/10/2018)

WASHINGTON — Focused on ensuring a successful transition from a legacy patient data system, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the recent establishment of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM). (07/12/2018)

I am pleased to announce we have signed a contract with Cerner today that will modernize the VA’s health care IT system and help provide seamless care to Veterans as they transition from military service to Veteran status, and when they choose to use community care. This is one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government, with a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. (05/17/2018)

Page last updated on October 26, 2018