VA picks Cerner to replace VistA; Trump says EHR will fix agency's data sharing 'once and for all'

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will replace the outdated VistA electronic health record with Cerner, the same EHR vendor that is overhauling the U.S. Department of Defense’s system, Secretary David Shulkin, MD, announced Monday.

Shulkin’s decision fulfills his promise to decide VistA’s fate before July 1.

Congress has railed on both agencies for decades to alleviate issues with its EHR systems and other healthcare organizations have been pushing for VA to make the shift to Cerner. VistA

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