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By Nick Wakeman

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Cerner formally unveils team for VA health record project

While the contract has been in place for several months, Cerner today announced the team it has put together to help the Veterans Affairs Department implement a new electronic health record.

Leidos has been known as a primary teammate for a while and detailed its role on the effort during a July 26 earnings call with investors.

But other notable names on Cerner's team include:

  • Accenture
  • Guidehouse (the former PwC U.S. public sector business)
  • Henry Schein
  • AbleVets
  • MicroHealth
  • ProSource360

There also are 17 other partners that include many veteran-owned businesses, Cerner said in their statement.

Leidos is the prime for the Defense Department's "Genesis" electronic health record project to implement Cerner’s EHR across the Military Health System.

This time however, the roles are flipped as Cerner holds the prime role for the VA effort.

Both teams include several of the same companies including Accenture and Henry Schein as core teammates.

Both projects for the DOD and VA are valued in the billions. The DOD project was originally pegged at $4.3 billion and had another $1.2 billion added earlier this year as VA began working on their project.

The VA project is valued at $10 billion over 10 years, which reflects how that effort will serve a much larger network of patients and providers.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Oct 03, 2018 at 11:41 AM

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