Becker's Healthcare April 15, 2021
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pausing deployment activities for its new $16 billion Cerner EHR system at a second site until it has completed a strategic review of the project and shared the results with Congress, according to an April 14 Federal News Network report.
1. VA is scheduled to go live on the Cerner EHR at its second site in Columbus, Ohio; the department launched the EHR in October at its first site: Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.
2. VA employees who use the EHR at Mann-Grandstaff have expressed usability and productivity concerns with the new system, which prompted the department to launch a strategic review in March.
3. The department’s rollout has hit...