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VA, Oracle to Continue Collaboration Over New EHR Deployment

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VA, Oracle to Continue Collaboration Over New EHR Deployment

The Department of Veterans Affairs decided to continue working with Oracle to deploy the MHS Genesis, a secure and interoperable electronic health record system for veterans, to more facilities.

On Thursday, Oracle announced that it received a contract extension from the VA, allowing it to continue fortifying the EHR system. The two organizations completed the five-year development of the new EHR system after the two entities, with the Department of Defense, rolled out the EHR at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, Illinois, in March. The MHS GENESIS has since been deployed at “3,890 garrison facilities with over 197,200 end-users serving more than 9.5 million beneficiaries,” Oracle said.

Seema Verma, executive vice president and general manager of Oracle Health and Life Sciences and a Wash100 awardee, said the extension allows the company to continue supporting the VA in its mission of providing top-notch services to the nation’s veterans.

The VA started modernizing its EHR system back in 2021, when it carried out a 12-week strategic review of the then Cerner-developed solution that allows seamless data sharing with the DOD, making it easier for retired service members to avail of health care services.

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