Becker's Healthcare July 16, 2021
Hannah Mitchell

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ $16 billion plan to modernize its EHR with Cerner has had a bumpy ride. Recent reports have showcased what went wrong as lawmakers express concern over the rising costs. 

Here are 11 updates on the rollout in the last three weeks:

  1. VA Secretary Denis McDonough confirmed June 30 the VA will continue to work with Cerner for the EHR rollout after wrapping up a 12-week review. He has expressed a commitment to use Cerner so that active duty military members and veterans have their files on the same system.
  2. Several lawmakers voiced their concern about the budget management of the project at a July 1 House Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee meeting. They stated concern over the...

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