Healthcare Innovation: VA Reimagining Approach to EHR Modernization

“After a strategic review of its electronic health record modernization program, executives of the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) are putting in place new cost controls and governance processes.”

“VA’s first implementation of Cerner Millennium occurred on Oct. 24, 2020, at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane Wash. Reports from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reflected a range of issues with the deployment.”

“At the direction of Secretary Denis McDonough, as Acting Deputy Secretary, Carolyn Clancy, M.D., gathered a diverse group of senior subject matter experts and leaders from across the enterprise for a 12-week review of the program. In her written testimony delivered to a July 21 hearing of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs’ Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, Clancy described the issues they identified and some of the recommended changes.  Here is a summary version of what she told the subcommittee…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Reimagining Approach to EHR Modernization – July 27, 2021. Healthcare Innovation.

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