Decision on Cerner’s $10 billion VA contract expected this month

The Department of Veterans Affairs will reach a decision on a $10 billion contract with Cerner by Memorial Day, a high-ranking VA official told a U.S. Senate subcommittee.

Cerner, the North Kansas City-based health care IT company, won the  contract to overhaul the VA’s health record system last summer because of its existing contract for a similar project with the U.S. Department of Defense. But the VA deal was delayed this winter over concerns about how Cerner’s system would work with other systems.

Robert Wilkie, the VA’s acting secretary, has been conducting “due diligence” on the deal since taking over for David Shulkin, the former VA secretary who initially agreed to the Cerner deal.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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