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Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR Replacement For VistA To Cost 60 Percent More

Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR Replacement For VistA To Cost 60 Percent More | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it
  • The new Cerner electronic health records replacement for VA’s VistA system will cost 60 percent more after less than one year of implementation, estimated at $16.1 billion.
  • The original cost estimate for the EHR solution was $10 billion. The agency went back and forth over the Cerner deal, which was inked by Secretary Wilkie before he was confirmed as the replacement for David Shulkin, MD.
  • Cerner received a no-bid contract for the deal after securing the same for the Department of Defense. Neither contract deal has proceeded as planned with the current cost increases coming out one year after the deal was inked.
  • The deal received much pushback one year ago when numerous authorities in the field projected the EHR transition has less than a 10 percent chance of succeeding.
  • One factor raised is the size of the Cerner system and its broadband requirements when communicating inside and outside each facility.
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