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Statement by Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie - VA signs contract with Cerner for an electronic health record system (5/17/2018)
I am pleased to announce we have signed a contract with Cerner today that will modernize the VA's health care IT system and help provide seamless care to Veterans as they transition from military service to Veteran status, and when they choose to use community care. This is one of the largest IT contracts in the federal government, with a ceiling of $10 billion over 10 years. And with a contract of that size, you can understand why former Secretary Shulkin and I took some extra time to do our due diligence and make sure the contract does what the President wanted.
I congratulate Chairman Roe and Members from both parties who forged an overwhelming vote of support for the MISSION Act. This long-awaited legislation streamlines VA's community care programs, strengthens health care options for our nation's Veterans, whether in the VA or in the community, and, most importantly, centers those decisions on what is best for our Veterans.
VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites: Personalized Plan Puts Veterans in Control of their Health Care (5/15/2018)
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released the names of 18 facilities designated VA Whole Health Flagship sites, which are spread around the country within the VA health-care system and are focused on empowering and equipping Veterans to take charge of their health and well-being.