DOD initiates 2nd Cerner EHR go-live

The U.S. Department of Defense rolled out its Cerner EHR at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (Wash.) July 15.

The go-live marks the second site to come online as part of the DOD's systemwide EHR overhaul, Travis Dalton, senior vice president at Cerner, wrote in a company blog post. All inpatient components of the new EHR system, called MHS Genesis, have been deployed at the hospital.

The MHS Genesis project will replace three existing EHRs at the DOD, Mr. Dalton wrote. The EHR deployment will follow a "wave model," ultimately replacing all of the DOD's legacy healthcare systems, which encompass more than 9.4 million beneficiaries.

Fairchild Air Force Base outside Spokane, Wash., was the first facility to implement the new EHR as part of the MHS Genesis project. The DOD implemented the EHR at Fairchild Air Force Base in February. Naval Hospital Oak Harbor is part of the second implementation wave, which will include two additional facilities in Washington state.

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