Healthcare DIVE June 30, 2022
- President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to be more transparent about the cost and performance of its beleaguered electronic health records modernization program.
- The bill, called the VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act, requires the VA to report the program’s costs to congressional committees on a quarterly basis, including a breakdown of program funding sources.
- It received broad bipartisan support as lawmakers have grown increasingly frustrated with the VA’s management of the seven-year-old program, which has been dogged by delays, growing spending and operational issues since its launch.
Implementation of the EHRM program was paused last summer following operational and training issues at the Mann-Grandstaff...