The VA has 90 days to decide whether to continue an Epic-Leidos patient-scheduling project

“… a source drew our attention to a section of the VA appropriations bill, H.R. 5895 (115), signed by President Donald Trump on Sept. 21 that we previously missed.”

“The passage urges the VA to quickly decide whether to continue an Epic-Leidos patient-scheduling project that’s being piloted in Columbus, Ohio. The language gives the VA 90 days to decide whether to stick with the project while implementing Cerner software elsewhere. Should the VA drop the Epic scheduling work — which is under budget and expected to be finished within three years — “conferees are disturbed that some regions of the country will not benefit from the scheduling system for a decade,” despite “the continuing problem of delayed appointments…”” Read the full newsletter here.

Source: Latest at the VA – By Darius Tahir, October 4, 2018. POLITICO Morning eHealth.

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