Healthcare IT News May 13, 2024
Andrea Fox

As part of its annual renegotiation of the agency’s EHR modernization efforts, three senators are asking the Veterans Affairs to add more opportunities to hold the vendor responsible for the quality and safety of its deployments.

With the Veterans Affairs electronic health records modernization contract up for its first of four annual renegotiations, senators serving on the VA Committee sent a letter to Tanya Bradsher, VA deputy secretary, pointing out that more mistakes were made this year, and VA staff is “not getting the system they need.”

WHY IT MATTERS

Responding to a February EHR software release of pharmacy-focused upgrades with code errors, the lawmakers asked the agency to add “additional accountability and oversight provisions.”

“The Department must take all...

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