The U.S. Coast Guard will move to the Defense Department's EHR, which could help streamline access to the records, especially if the VA's contract with Cerner moves forward.
At the annual ACHE congress, Geisinger's Joe Fisne, Children's Mercy's David Chou, and Cerner's Melissa Hendricks discussed how technology stands to improve the patient experience.
The buzz at HIMSS has shifted from meaningful use and health IT adoption, to tapping into artificial intelligence, generating actionable data, and, importantly, embracing consumerism.
After a quarter of delayed contracts, Cerner Corp. has more than recovered, hitting record highs for deals closed in the fourth quarter of 2017. The EHR vendor's contract with the VA is still delayed and did not contribute to the record bookings.
The feature relies on the FHIR set of standards, long touted in healthcare as part of the way to greater interoperability.
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.
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.