Healthcare Innovation July 27, 2021

Carolyn Clancy, M.D., describes new cost controls, governance processes to U.S. House subcommittee

After a strategic review of its electronic health record modernization program, executives of the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) are putting in place new cost controls and governance processes.

VA’s first implementation of Cerner Millennium occurred on Oct. 24, 2020, at the MannGrandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane Wash. Reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reflected a range of issues with the deployment.

At the direction of Secretary Denis McDonough, as Acting Deputy Secretary, Carolyn Clancy, M.D., gathered a diverse group of senior subject matter experts and leaders from across the enterprise for a 12-week review of the program. In her written testimony delivered to a July 21 hearing of the House...

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Topics: Congress / White House, EMR / EHR, GAO, Govt Agencies, Health IT, OIG, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends, VA / DoD
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