Becker's Healthcare September 22, 2022
Naomi Diaz

An Oracle executive in charge of the VA EHR modernization project said the company intends to rewrite the Cerner system as a new, cloud-based application for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Spokesman-Review reported Sept. 21.

At a House hearing Sept. 20, Oracle Executive Vice President Mike Sicilia said Oracle will release a beta version of that system in 2023 and will “deliver it as a cost-free upgrade under the current contract.”  

The VA has a $16 billion contract with the Oracle Cerner to overhaul the agency’s health records system and make it compatible with the Defense Department’s system. However, the project has been plagued by 498 disruptions since its implementation in the fall of 2020. 

In addition, Shereef Elnahal,...

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Topics: Cloud, EMR / EHR, Health IT, Provider, Technology, VA / DoD
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