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FedScoop: VA Secretary says Oracle-Cerner EHR rollout will not continue until patient safety risks are addressed

VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Monday that the rollout of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new electronic health records system will not continue until all patient safety risks with the platform are addressed.

Responding to reporters’ questions Monday at an event hosted by the Defense Writers Group, McDonough clarified that the department is looking very closely at the go-live, and that it is working through an implementation check list for each hospital set to receive the new system…

“We won’t go to roll out the EHR in any of the other hospitals until we have a go-live checklist addressed and until we have our patient safety concerns [addressed], and then we’ll be in a position to make a decision on rollout,” McDonough said…

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