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.
During his second of two stints at the Veterans Affairs Department, Waltman helped modernize VistA, the VA's homegrown EHR system. In June, the agency announced it would replace VistA with a Cerner EHR. As part of that work, Waltman oversaw the development of the enterprise Health Management Platform, a collection of services for improving care.
In his first period with the VA, from 2011 to 2013, Waltman worked on interoperability between the VA's and the Defense Department's health IT systems, including the development of the Joint Legacy Viewer, which allowed both VA and Defense clinicians to see veterans' health histories.
Most recently, Waltman has served as chief strategy officer for software and technology developer AbleVets.
Waltman brings "significant insight and experience with federal agency health IT systems," according to a Cerner statement. "David will help us build and deploy effective solutions supporting seamless care for service members and veterans."