The businesses will offer insight as Cerner works to implement the VA's new electronic health record. Cerner and the VA are working to make sure the EHR is "fully interoperable."
More and more health IT developers are putting the FHIR standard in their products. But there's still work to be done to boost use of FHIR, which allows data to move as discrete elements.
A federal appellate court rejected CliniComp's claim that Cerner Corp. was improperly granted the VA's $10 billion EHR contract.
Burke, who spearheaded a contract to overhaul the VA's EHR system, will leave the role Nov. 2. John Peterzalek, who currently works on client relationships for Cerner Corp., will take on Burke's responsibilities.
Morris spent only a little over a month at the helm of the committee that's overseeing the VA's $16 billion Cerner EHR project.
Cerner Corp. grew its revenue and bookings in the second quarter, during which it signed a long-delayed contract with the VA to replace its EHR.
After switching two of its medical centers from Epic to Cerner, Banner Health saw increased losses in its university delivery operations, reflecting the costly software switch for those two Tucson, Ariz., facilities.
Cerner isn't the only EHR vendor looking to expand its reach as the industry continues to talk about the move to value.
While Roe v. Wade will be the hot-button issue in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice, the high court could continue to reshape the broader healthcare landscape if cases on the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid work their way through the courts.
Critics on the Hill worry that the VA, with its leadership in limbo, lacks the oversight and transparency necessary to succeed in its $16 billion EHR overhaul.
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record system.
The state determined that Epic's contract with University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System for a new EHR was not the result of a conflict of interest, despite Cerner leaders' allegations.