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Cerner Picks 24 Companies To Help Convert VA From VistA In $10 Billion Contract



Cerner has pulled together a cadre of 24 health and tech companies to help it convert the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health records from VistA to its own system in a $10 billion conversion project that will likely cost around $30 billion.

“We have formed a world class team that has the best interest of Veterans at heart,” Travis Dalton, president of Cerner Government Services, said in a statement Wednesday. “This is the beginning of a long transformational journey. We will continue to seek and bring the best talent available to the VA. Our nation’s Veterans deserve the highest quality care and we are confident we have brought the right players to this team to succeed in our collective mission.”

Cerner selected seven companies as its “core team” that includes known characters to the VA scene:

  • Leidos
  • Guidehouse
  • Accenture
  • Henry Schein Inc.
  • AbleVets LLC
  • MicroHealth
  • ProSource360

Another 17 companies will also be helping out including numerous Veteran-owned companies.

“Cerner has brought together some of this country’s brightest industry leaders to transform Veteran health care delivery,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said. “This team will create a single longitudinal health record that can facilitate the efficient exchange of data among military care facilities, VA facilities and the thousands of civilian health care providers where current and former service members receive care.”

The additional companies are:

  • ACI Federal
  • B3 Group Inc.
  • Blue Sky Innovative Solutions
  • Clarus Group LLC
  • Forward Thinking Innovations LLC
  • HCTec
  • HRG Technologies
  • KRM Associates Inc.
  • Liberty IT Solutions
  • MedicaSoft
  • MedSys Group
  • Holland Square Group
  • PM Solutions
  • Point Solutions Group
  • Sharpe Medical Consulting
  • Signature Performance
  • ThomasRiley Strategies.


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