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VA efforts to implement Cerner EHR face close scrutiny from Congress

June 27, 2018

As the Department of Veterans Affairs looks to implement a new Cerner electronic health record system replacing the agency’s legacy EHR, members of Congress are letting the VA know they are committed to seeing the project through.

“$15.8 billion dollars over 10 years, including $10 billion to Cerner, is a staggering number for an enormous government agency,” said Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, during a hearing on Tuesday. “The EHR modernization is a big bet on the future of VA, and we simply must make sure it succeeds.”

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