Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Regarding VA Leadership, EHR Overhaul

In a recent open letter, Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN expressed concerns regarding the stability and direction of leadership for the Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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VA Finalizes 10-year EHR Contract with Cerner

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has formally announced a 10-year $10 billion contract with EHR vendor Cerner, which is also the official EHR vendor for the US Department of Defense.

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As VA Deals with Rampant Infighting and Turnover, Lawmakers Call for Swift Action with EHR Project

A group of US lawmakers contend, in a letter to the acting Veterans Affairs administrator, that a combination of staffing vacancies and the appointment of ethically compromised VA officials has contributed to “malign neglect” of efforts to modernize the VA’s the electronic health record (EHR) system.

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VA Has Spent Over $1 Billion on EHR Efforts

The Department of Veterans Affairs has spent over $1.1 billion on 138 contractors between 2011 and 2016 in the quest to modernize its EHR system, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

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VA Privacy Breaches Rank Among the Worst

An investigation spanning a two-year period found that US Veterans Affairs department employees or contractors contributed to 14,215 privacy breaches affecting over 101,000 veterans at 167 VA facilities across the US.

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