VA Introduces Scheduling Tool for Veteran Appointments

Jeff Brody

The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new scheduling capability in support of the agency's plans to modernize its appointment system, Nextgov reported Thursday. Jointly built by Lockheed Martin's Systems Made Simple subsidiary and Epic, the Medical Appointment Scheduling System has been fielded at the Chalmers. P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Ohio until June 2020.

According to the report, the center features an updated framework and a specialized team that can accommodate the scheduling tool. John Windom, executive director of the Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization at VA, said the agency will transition to the Cerner Scheduling System and the Cerner Millenium EHR tool as part of the modernization initiative.

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