18 May '18, 12am

Former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s statement on the @Cerner contract. Story here: https://t.co/N0vHVcrLl2

Former VA Secretary David Shulkin’s statement on the @Cerner contract. Story here: https://t.co/N0vHVcrLl2

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs signed a multibillion-dollar contract on Thursday to replace its antiquated electronic health record system – an action that comes as a relief to veterans and lawmakers who worried it was indefinitely stalled after former VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired in March. The contract with Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. sets a cost ceiling of $10 billion for the next 10 years. In a statement Thursday, acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie described it as “one of the largest [information technology] contracts in the federal government.” “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,” Wilkie said. Shulkin announced last summer the VA would award a contract to Cerner to overhaul its elect...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/va-inks-10-billion-contra...

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