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VA to Resume Modern EHR System Rollout Before End of FY25

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VA to Resume Modern EHR System Rollout Before End of FY25

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to resume introducing its new electronic health record system in new health care facilities before the end of fiscal year 2025. 

Speaking before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Denis McDonough, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, said that the VA is committed to completing the rollout after resolving issues identified during the initial implementation. 

The VA has been experiencing several setbacks, including patient safety incidents and cost overruns, with its implementation of the Oracle Cerner EHR system, a new platform designed to ensure compatibility with the Department of Defense’s system, Nextgov/FCW reported.

The department decided to halt introducing the new system in other locations. In April 2023, the VA announced it would be prioritizing finding solutions to issues plaguing the modern EHR program already deployed in five locations.  

In March, the agency restarted rolling out the new EHR system in a Chicago, Illinois, facility after it announced a significant reset of the effort.

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