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VA, Congress create panels to oversee Cerner EHR implementation

July 16, 2018

With the recent award to Cerner of a $10 billion electronic health record modernization contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs, both the VA and Congress are taking steps to ensure that the implementation of the EHR system receives sufficient oversight.

Last week, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs formally approved the creation of a new Subcommittee on Technology Modernization to provide oversight of the VA’s rollout of the Cerner Millennium platform, which will replace the agency’s decades-old Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture.

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