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Dominic Cussatt: EHR Deployment, Cloud Migration Among VA’s IT Modernization Efforts

Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities.

Cussatt discussed how VA deploys Cerner’s electronic health record system to replace the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.

He told Francis Rose of Government Matters that VA exercises caution when it comes to decommissioning capabilities as it transitions from VISTA to the Cerner EHR platform and cited the agency’s use of triage to retire legacy systems.

MeriTalk reported that Cussatt mentioned the department’s cloud migration effort as another priority.

He said VA has migrated “several dozen” applications to the cloud and started adopting platforms certified through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

Other IT modernization goals that Cussatt discussed include the need to build up cybersecurity resiliency, digitization efforts and data management strategy in support of the President’s Management Agenda.
 

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