Cerner has appointed Brent Shafer its new CEO and chairman of the board of directors. Shafer comes to Cerner from Philips North America.
Between 2011 and 2016, the Veterans Affairs Department spent $1.1 billion on efforts that are seemingly for naught, as the agency is set to replace its existing systems with an EHR made by Cerner.
Cerner Corp. President Zane Burke talks about the company's goals in advancing interoperability.
With the VA and Cerner set to finalize their new EHR contract, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured lawmakers that the system will result in greater interoperability between the VA, Defense Department and community providers.
The company expects to sign most of the delayed contracts in the fourth quarter, when it will also sign a contract with the VA.
A Wisconsin system says it has lost $16 million during years of trouble with Cerner's revenue cycle management software.
CliniComp, an EHR vendor that supplies software to the VA and Defense Department, says it might have been considered for the contract had the VA conducted open and competitive bidding.
Riding high second-quarter earnings, the EHR vendor's president said he was skeptical about whether newcomers to the EHR market would be able to break through.
Cerner Corp. has hired former VA chief information strategy officer David Waltman to work on government strategy, engineering and compliance as part of the EHR vendor's federal team.
Neal Patterson, chairman and CEO of Cerner Corp., died Sunday of unexpected complications from soft-tissue skin cancer. Industry leaders say he was a pioneer who pushed healthcare into the digital age.
Thanks to increased operating expenses, Cerner saw a drop in net earnings in the fourth quarter of the year, the company reported in an earnings call Thursday.
In the three years since the FDA published final regulations on a unique device identifier system, most manufacturers and distributors have successfully started phasing in UDIs for their products. But few healthcare providers are able to take full advantage of the data.