House members introduce bill to drop VA Oracle Cerner rollout

Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale, recently appointed head of the House Veterans Affairs technology oversight subcommittee, introduced a bill that would scrap the VA's $20 billion Oracle Cerner EHR rollout, FCW reported Jan. 30.

The legislation is co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, a congressperson who previously suggested pulling the plug on the EHR system in July 2022. The bill titled "To Terminate the EHR Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs" comes as multiple VA facilities reported an EHR slowdown. 

The VA contracted with Cerner for the EHR program in 2018. Rep. Rosendale is proposing VA facilities switch back to the VA's homegrown EHR system.

The legislation has been referred to the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs. 

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