Oct. 3, 2018 – Blue Sky Innovative Solutions announced yesterday it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to the nation’s veterans. This newly formed team announced by Cerner will bring extensive experience in large enterprise systems and commercial sectors to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR).
In addition to Cerner, Blue Sky Innovative Solutions will join Leidos, Accenture, and several other small businesses to form the team that will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.
“As the daughter of a Marine Corp veteran and a retired nurse for the Department of Veterans Affairs, I am honored that Blue Sky will help to deliver enhanced care to veterans,’ said Blue Sky CEO Melissa Peterson. “We are proud Blue Sky Innovative Solutions will be part of this important team of industry leaders that will shape the future of care for veterans through a modern EHR system,” said Travis Dalton, president, Cerner Government Services. “We will work together to address the needs and capabilities that are in the best interest of the VA. Our veterans deserve the highest quality care and with this team, we look forward bringing a modern, seamless system to those who have served our country.”
In May, Cerner announced an historic agreement and VA made the program one of their top priorities to improve care for veterans. Using technology that has been deployed successfully at Department of Defense (DoD) medical facilities and thousands of provider sites globally, Cerner plans to provide seamless care across the VA’s high-performing integrated network, including VA facilities, community providers and DoD facilities.