Cerner layoffs could be attributed to VA EHR install: Report

The most recent Cerner layoffs could be attributed to the trouble the company has had in rolling out a new EHR system for the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Register reported June 16. 

On June 15, Reuters reported that Oracle, the parent company of Cerner, would be conducting more layoffs within the Cerner unit. Laid-off employees, according to the publication, would receive severance pay equal to four weeks, with one additional week for every year of service and a payout of vacation days. 

According to the Register, these layoffs could be due to the difficulties the company has experienced implementing an EHR system for the VA, which has been reported to be plagued with outages and delays

Due to the difficulties, the VA has decided to halt the Cerner EHR rollout indefinitely at further medical facilities until the five centers who have already implemented it can fix the system's issues. 

Becker's reached out to Oracle for comment and will update the story if more information becomes available.

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