Becker's Healthcare October 26, 2020
Jackie Drees

The Department of Veterans Affairs deployed the first capabilities of its new $16 billion Cerner EHR system on Oct. 24 at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., according to Federal News Network

Five things to know: 

1. The go-live comes after the department delayed the system rollout in February to finish building the EHR and further postponement in April as the VA shifted its focus to its COVID-19 response. 

2. In a statement to the publication, a VA spokesperson said the Oct. 24 go-live is “the first full implementation of the EHR and a significant milestone for VA’s [EHR] Modernization effort, as the department works to transform and improve how VA delivers...

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