VA taps Cerner for new veterans medical record system



The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says veterans shouldn’t have to wait for a better medical record system, so he’s citing a public interest exception to federal contracting rules and tapping a private company — without competitive bidding — to build a new system.

Secretary David Shulkin said Monday the department will use Cerner Corp., the same company modernizing medical record keeping for the Department of Defense.

The move, Shulkin said, will result in all patient data “residing in one common system that will enable seamless care between the departments” as service members leave the military and transition to VA care and benefits.

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