Becker's Healthcare July 16, 2021
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:
- 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.
- 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...