Becker's Healthcare October 8, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Cerner have signed several large contracts and have made key leadership changes to get their $16 billion EHR rollout on track.

Below are eight updates on the EHR initiative since Sept. 1:

Leadership:

  1. Guy Kiyokawa, a nominee for the assistant secretary of enterprise integration at the VA, was questioned by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chair Jon Tester, D-Mont., at a nomination hearing, according to an Oct. 7 news release. Mr. Tester asked Mr. Kiyokawa to clarify why he qualifies for the position, which is tasked with the VA’s EHR rollout.
  2. Mr. Tester said, “It’s no secret that the VA is in the midst of deploying a new electronic health records system and that...

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