Category Archives: Cerner EHR

In 2018, Cerner secured a potential $10B contract to support EHR deployment efforts aimed to simplify the exchange of medical records between the VA, Department of Defense and other community health care providers.

For the VA, the Cerner EHR will replace the approximately 130 operational instances of VistA currently in use across the department. While the initial EHR contract signed with Cerner was for $10 billion, the VA has pushed the estimated 10-year cost for implementing the system past $16 billion.

In a press release late last week, the VA announced a revised schedule with updated timelines for deployments.

Oracle ponders $1B cost reductions, laying off thousands

Cerner EHR News From Becker Oracle is considering cost cuts that could mean layoffs in August, according to tech publisher The Information. An unnamed source with knowledge of the situation told the publication Oracle has considered eliminating thousands of jobs, primarily in the U.S. and Europe, as part of $1 billion cost reduction efforts. The layoffs are being… Read More »

VA EHR – Cerner Problems Reported — Now Paused

VA EHR Update – Cerner EHR 7/12 — An article from Fierce laying out several aspects of VA. The bottom line is it is going to cost twice as much as originally estimated.  Not unlike the VA complex here in Denver. Update from HISTalk See report VA OIG looks at training deficiencies in the VA’s first Cerner rollout at Mann-Grandstaff… Read More »

VA medical center live on Cerner EHR

Announcement on FierceHealthcare Oct 26, 2020 — The Department of Veterans Affairs’ achieved a major milestone Saturday in its decadeslong, multibillion-dollar effort to upgrade its aging health IT systems. Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, went live with a new Cerner EHR system this weekend, the first site as part of VA’s massive medical records project. It marks… Read More »

EHR – Texas Memorial Terminates Cerner EHR

From Beckers Health IT  — Jackie Drees – Thursday, July 30th, 2020 Print  | Email Nacogdoches (Texas) Memorial Hospital terminated a $20 million contract with Cerner this week, opting to instead remain using its current Cerner EHR rather than transitioning to the vendor’s Community Works platform. The hospital had delayed finishing the new Cerner EHR system several times, most recently until this year… Read More »

COVID-19 Delays VA Cerner EHR Project

From Modern Healthcare Apr2020 The Veterans Affairs Department has paused the rollout of its multibillion-dollar electronic health record project on account of the novel coronavirus, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie wrote in a letter to Congress on Friday. “The worldwide pandemic created by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shifted the overall priorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” he… Read More »