The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to providing seamless care for Veterans, including access to a comprehensive electronic health record (EHR).
In May 2018, VA awarded Cerner a contract to replace their current EHR systems with the commercial-off-the-shelf solution - Cerner Millennium® - currently being deployed by the Department of Defense (DoD). The Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) initiative will leverage an existing commercial solution to achieve interoperability within VA, with DoD, and with community care providers. A single interoperable solution across VA and DoD will facilitate the secure transfer of active duty service members’ health data as they transition to Veteran status. Health records residing in a common solution will eliminate the reliance on multiple complex clinical interfaces and manual data entry. VA’s new EHR solution will provide clinicians with quick and efficient access to the complete picture of Veteran health information, improving VA’s delivery of health care to our Nation’s Veterans