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Cerner Corp. has scored another government contract for its electronic health record, which could eventually help streamline access to EHRs for all military beneficiaries and retirees.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced it will move to Cerner’s EHR and join the Defense Department in the MHS Genesis project, according to a Defense Healthcare Management Systems notice of intent.
The streamlining benefits of the move depend in part on whether the Veterans Affairs Department’s stalled contract with Cerner goes through and how it’s executed. Quibbles about interoperability and the recent departure of Dr. David Shulkin as VA secretary have hamstrung progress on the contract.