Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Rosendale’s Statements on VA’s Decision to Halt EHRM Rollout
Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they will delay the rollout of the new electronic health record (EHR) at more VA Medical Centers until June 2023:
“I have long said that the new electronic health record should not be rolled out anywhere else until Oracle Cerner fixes its serious problems. I am glad to see that the Secretary and his team agree with me. When I visited Walla Walla in July and Columbus in September, the staff made it clear that this flawed system is making their jobs more difficult and crippling the delivery of care to veterans, and I have heard the same thing from the other sites. Unfortunately, these delays are nothing new. VA and Oracle must prove that this time is different, and I won’t allow them to continue throwing good money after bad,” said Ranking Member Bost.
“This is welcome news. There has been a lot of demonstrated problems with this program and I’m glad that Secretary McDonough is honoring his word in delaying this program until it can be fixed,” said TM Ranking Member Rosendale.