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Forward Thinking Innovations Joins Cerner, Technology And System Integration Leaders To Modernize Veterans' Electronic Health Records

Forward Thinking Innovations Joins Cerner, Technology And System Integration Leaders To Modernize Veterans' Electronic Health Records

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NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 3, 2018

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Forward Thinking Innovations, LLC announced today it is joining Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, and other industry leaders and innovators to help make seamless care available to our 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).

"As a proud Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and HUBZone Small Business, we are honored to partner with Cerner to support our nation's Veterans, Military Service Members and their families in an effort to create a single longitudinal health record spanning DoD, VA and commercial health care providers." - Denny Porter, President and CEO Forward Thinking Innovations.

In addition to Cerner, Forward Thinking Innovations will join Leidos, Guidehouse, Accenture, Henry Schein, Inc., AbleVets LLC, MicroHealth, ProSource360 and 16 additional small businesses – many of which are Veteran-owned – to form the team that will provide experience and expertise to the VA implementation.

"We are proud Forward Thinking Innovations 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 to 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. 

Forward Thinking Innovations will join Cerner and other VA EHR modernization members to outline the strategy during the Cerner Health Conference, Oct. 8-11, in Kansas City, Mo.

About Forward Thinking Innovations

Forward Thinking Innovations delivers health information technology and management consultant services that drive improvement in the quality and continuity of federally provided patient care by employing our experience and expertise with today's most advanced health information and interoperability technologies.

About Cerner

Cerner's health technologies connect people and information systems at more than 27,500 contracted provider facilities worldwide dedicated to creating smarter and better care for individuals and communities. Recognized globally for innovation, Cerner assists clinicians in making care decisions and assists organizations in managing the health of their populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial systems to help manage day-to-day revenue functions, as well as a wide range of services to support clinical, financial and operational needs, focused on people. For more information, visit, The Cerner Blog, The Cerner Podcast or connect on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Nasdaq: CERN. Smarter Care. Better Outcomes. Healthier You. 

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Last Updated: 03-Oct-2018