Becker's Healthcare October 7, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hiring an independent contractor to review Cerner’s $16 billion EHR rollout and provide an accurate cost estimate, according to an Oct. 7 FedScoop report.

Four details:

  1. Paul Brubaker, deputy CIO of the VA, told lawmakers Oct. 7 at a committee hearing the VA has contracted the Institute for Defense Analysis for a yearlong review.
  2. When Cerner was first contracted to roll out its EHR for the VA, the costs were estimated at $10 billion. However, the VA didn’t account for the infrastructure upgrades required to support its...

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