Leidos Deploys Largest Wave of DoD MHS GENESIS Cerner EHR

The health IT deployment brought the MHS GENESIS Cerner EHR platform to an additional 19,000 clinicians across 100 locations in Texas.

The Leidos Partnership for Defense Health (LPDH) has successfully completed its largest deployment to date of the Department of Defense (DoD) MHS GENESIS Cerner EHR.

The deployment brought the EHR platform to more than 19,000 clinicians and providers spanning 100 locations in Texas.

"MHS GENESIS is now live and operational in the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Defense Department," Liz Porter, Leidos Health Group president, said in a press release. "It is a great honor knowing the system will enable clinicians and providers to continue delivering advanced care to several thousand trauma and burn patients in Central San Antonio."

LPDH developed MHS GENESIS and has been providing program management and technical expertise to the program executive office, defense healthcare management systems (PEO DHMS) since 2015.  

The Cerner EHR implementation is now operational at more than 1,300 locations with approximately 85,000 total active users. Overall, the deployment is 38 percent complete.

"The program has continued to operate both on schedule and on budget, despite facing unforeseen challenges due to the COVID-19 Pandemic," noted Holly Joers, program executive officer of PEO DHMS. "We are extremely proud of the team's continued commitment to the mission and ability to react and respond to these real-world events." 

Leidos is deploying MHS GENESIS through a total of 23 waves. Officials noted that each wave will target a specific region over one year, with an average of three hospitals and numerous physical locations for each wave. Full deployment of MHS GENESIS is expected by the end of calendar year 2023.

Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, MD, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), recently highlighted the health IT implementation’s progress among the agency’s “top six points of pride” for 2021.

“I am immensely proud of the collective work across the entire Military Health System to continue deploying MHS GENESIS during the pandemic,” Place told the Fort Hood Sentinel.

“It is much more than a single electronic health record that stays with a patient during their entire life cycle in the MHS and VA,” he added. “It is transformative by design to help us improve patient safety, communication and ultimately better health outcomes.”

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