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Morris resignation could signal trouble with VA EHR plans

August 27, 2018

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost a key IT architect who had been working to ensure that the VA’s planned rollout of a $10 billion Cerner electronic health record system comes off without a hitch.

Genevieve Morris, a Trump administration political appointee who was on loan to the VA from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, resigned abruptly from both agencies on Friday.

Morris served as principal deputy national coordinator, leading interoperability efforts at ONC, and in July assumed the role of chief health information officer for the VA’s Office of EHR Modernization—only to resign weeks later.

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