Hospital & Healthcare Management October 12, 2021

After failing to present Congress with a full picture of the costs associated with its electronic health record modernization program, the Department of Veterans Affairs is bringing in an independent body to review the program and provide a full cost estimate.

Deputy CIO Paul Brubaker told lawmakers on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee during a legislative hearing Thursday that the VA has contracted the Institute for Defense Analysis to analyze and provide a total lifecycle cost of the EHR modernization program — which was first pitched as a $10 billion project tag before ballooning to $16 billion, and likely more.

IDA will kick off its work later this month, and VA estimates it will be 12 months before it gets...

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