Becker's Healthcare July 27, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

Roger Baker, a former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology, shared six reasons why he thinks the VA’s $16 billion Cerner EHR rollout is rocky, according to a July 26 article published by Federal Computer Week.

  1. Most government programs of this scale fail.
    Programs that do succeed after encountering a lot of issues often take twice the amount of time it was supposed to and twice the original cost estimates. Additionally, the VA has not provided evidence it is implementing recommendations from the Government Accountability Office or from health systems that underwent large-scale EHR transitions, Mr. Baker said.
  2. The VA has historically struggled to launch large-scale programs.
    In the last 20 years, the VA has struggled to launch many programs....

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