Becker's Healthcare May 25, 2023
Naomi Diaz

Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, said he will further investigate claims that Spokane, Wash.-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center would have to cut staff due to a projected $35 million budget deficit caused largely by its Cerner EHR system, The Spokesman-Review reported May 24.

Mr. McDonough said the hospital’s troubled Cerner EHR system would not result in staff or service cuts. But this claim contradicts Mann-Grandstaff Director Robert Fischer, MD, who sent an email to staff May 9 stating that the hospital needed to reduce its staff by more than 15 percent due to the budget deficit....

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