VA finalizes $10 billion deal with Cerner

Cerner has received final approval of a $10 billion, no-bid contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, after close to a year of waiting and despite a critical report of a similar project involving Cerner.

Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie made the announcement Thursday.

The deal was initially announced last June, but it has been delayed multiple times.

Plans call for Cerner, the North Kansas City-based health care IT company, to implement the same system for the VA that it’s installing for the Department of Defense. That system has experienced issues at some of its pilot locations, leading to criticism of it in a recent Pentagon report.

Read more: Kansas City Star, KCUR

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