Senators Demand Accountability in VA's Oracle Cerner EHR Contract Renewal

May 12, 2024
Senators Demand Accountability in VA's Oracle Cerner EHR Contract Renewal
  • Democratic senators push for increased accountability in the VA's new contract with Oracle Cerner for electronic health records.

  • Concerns raised over stalled modernization, cost overruns, technical challenges, and patient safety in the current EHR system.

  • Senators call for oversight provisions to safeguard veterans and taxpayer interests in the upcoming contract.

  • Oracle Cerner urged to address software glitches and ensure system interoperability to meet its obligations.

  • VA's Office of Inspector General reports highlight patient harms and scheduling errors linked to the EHR system.

  • Lawmakers stress the need for the VA to receive fair value and Oracle Health to honor its service commitments.

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