When Cerner won a contract to become the electronic health records (EHR) provider for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary David Shulkin, MD, indicated that IT upgrades would be the agency’s largest expense in coming years.

The extent of those costs became a bit clearer in a House Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee meeting today, as Shulkin requested $782 million to begin the changeover from its legacy VistA system to the Cerner platform.

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