The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense announced a joint agreement between Defense Secretary James Mattis and VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to work together on the new electronic health records (EHR) systems in both departments. “The joint statement between DOD and VA represents tangible evidence of our commitment to change how we deliver Veteran-focused, provider-friendly care,” said Wilkie. DoD and VA are both undertaking EHR modernization efforts with Cerner Corporation. “We are committed to partnering with the VA to support the lifetime care of our Service members, Veterans and their families,” Mattis said.

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