Just because the Defense Department has started to deploy a commercial off-the-shelf electronic health record system from Cerner does not mean that DoD’s legacy EHR is going away anytime soon, according to military officials speaking Tuesday at the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando.

As part of an initial operating capability, Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS completed installation on February 7 at Fairchild Air Force Base, near Spokane, Wash. Fairchild AFB is one of four sites in the Pacific Northwest that will deploy the Cerner Millennium system in 2017, with full deployment of the EHR to be completed in 2022, serving more than 9 million DoD beneficiaries globally.

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