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Department of Veterans Affairs to Resume EHR System Rollout in Summer 2024

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Department of Veterans Affairs to Resume EHR System Rollout in Summer 2024

The Department of Veterans Affairs is aiming to restart the Oracle-Cerner electronic health record system rollout in the summer of 2024.

VA ceased deployment in April to focus on improving the system at the five sites where it was already in use.

At the time, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said the reset period would give his agency time to address mistakes and listen to veteran and clinician users. The Government Accountability Office reported in May that most users were dissatisfied with the system.

Neil Evans, acting program executive director of VA’s EHR Modernization Integration Office, told lawmakers that the program reset is split into three-month increments, the first of which was completed at the end of August. 

Testifying before the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds VA, Evans said improving system stability, end-user support and internal communications were his team’s initial priorities.

According to Mike Sicilia, executive vice president of global industries at Oracle, the reset period includes 270 workflow configurations to streamline user experience and system efficiency, Nextgov/FCW reported.

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Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs digital modernization Electronic Health Record Modernization Mike Sicilia Neil Evans Nextgov/FCW Oracle Cerner