Federal News Network: VA scraps last EHR go-live date in FY 2022, amid IG accounts of patient harm

The Department of Veterans Affairs is postponing the go-live for its new Electronic Health Record at yet another site, as Congress intensifies its scrutiny of the rollout.

Secretary Denis McDonough told reporters in a press conference Wednesday that the agency will not go live with its Oracle-Cerner EHR in Boise, Idaho on July 23 as planned. There are no other scheduled EHR deployments for the rest of fiscal 2022…

More broadly, [Terry Adirim, the executive director of the EHR Modernization Integration Office] said her team informed McDonough that the EHR is not yet ready for deployment at larger, more complex VA facilities because of system stability issues.

“We wanted to give Cerner more time to address those issues before going to the larger medical centers,” Adirim said…

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