DOD will deploy Cerner EHR at 11 facilities by next summer

Posted on: Thursday, August 1, 2019 By: KorchekStaff

Department of Defense will go live on its Cerner EHR system Sept. 7 at four bases in California and Idaho, with another seven bases scheduled to deploy the system next June, according to Politico's Morning eHealth July 31 newsletter

The September rollouts will be at Fairfield, Calif.-based Travis Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Lemoore (Calif.), U.S. Army Health Clinic Presidio Monterey, Calif., and Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.

The June 2020 rollouts are scheduled for Naval Hospital Twenty-nine Palms and Fort Irwin National Training Center, both in California, as well as Air Force bases Los Angeles, Vandenberg (Calif.), Edwards in Kern County, Calif., Beale in Yuba County, Calif., and Nellis in Las Vegas Valley.

To achieve interoperability with the Department of Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR system, the DOD's upcoming go-lives must be standardized to ensure the EHR systems are similar enough for data sharing, said Defense Health Agency Director Raquel Bono, according to the report.