Shulkin: Cerner contract held up by interoperability questions

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The Department of Veterans Affairs' contract for a new electronic health record system from Kansas City-based Cerner isn't finished due to lingering questions from VA Secretary David Shulkin about whether it will provide the benefits of full interoperability, Shulkin said Tuesday at a POLITICO Outside, In event.

Shulkin said it would be easy to simply replicate the Department of Defense's version of Cerner. But, he added, "I'm not convinced we can do it with the rest of the system." The Choice program allowing veterans to seek care from outside the department necessitates a system that provides interoperability between the VA and its private-sector partners.  Cerner contract held up by interoperability questions

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