Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has received a potential 10-year, $10 billion contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs deploy the same electronic health record platform the Defense Department currently adopts.
Robert Wilkie, acting VA secretary, said in a statement published Thursday that VA already has $782 million in fiscal 2018 funds to begin the EHR platform implementation process.
Wilkie noted that the proposed EHR system will work to streamline the sharing of patient data between DoD, VA and community health providers.
VA and DoD have started to collaborate to ensure the implementation of the lessons learned at the Pentagon-run sites in support of VA’s EHR deployment effort, he added.
Cerner works with Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as part of an industry team that won a potential 10-year, $4.3 billion contract in 2015 to help DoD integrate a commercial EHR platform across the Military Health System.