Healthcare IT News June 14, 2024
Mike Miliard

The Department of Veterans Affairs will extend the contract for the electronic health record modernization first launched seven years ago, even in the face of implementation challenges and more Congressional scrutiny.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the second option period for its electronic health record modernization contract with Oracle Health. It’s an 11-month extension, “with an emphasis on improved fiscal and performance accountability,” according to the VA.

WHY IT MATTERS
The agency says it is keenly focused on making the new extension count, with the expectation that Oracle will achieve “two main objectives” for the problem-plagued EHR program:

  • Supporting value-added services such as system improvements and optimizations.

  • Achieving better predictability in hosting, deployment and...

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