House Republicans Put Veterans’ and VA Employees’ Best Interests First in New Bill to Fix EHR System

Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he led lawmakers in introducing H.R. 592, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Improvement Act, a bill to fix VA’s handling of the Oracle Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system and ultimately ensure that VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) are well-equipped to implement and use the new system, without hindering the delivery of care to veterans and hurting VA provider productivity levels: H.R. 592, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization Improvement Act, is cosponsored by 9 Members of Congress, including: Subcommittee on Technology Modernization Chairman Rep. Matt Rosendale (MT-02), Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Rep. Mike Carey (OH-15), Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Rep. Mike Simpson (ID-02), Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02), Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), and Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-09). Many of these Me...

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