Oracle Cerner in the last 30 days

Here are seven news items about EHR vendor Oracle Cerner reported on by Becker's in the past month.

1. Denis McDonough, the U.S. secretary of veterans affairs, said he will further investigate claims that Spokane, Wash.-based Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center would have to reduce staff due to a projected $35 million budget deficit caused largely by its Oracle Cerner EHR system, The Spokesman-Review reported May 24.

2. Oracle Cerner gained 22 hospitals while losing 4,658 beds in 2022, KLAS Research reported May 23. It ranked second in U.S. acute care hospital market share.

3. Oracle has reportedly cut 3,000 jobs from Cerner, with layoffs hitting sectors such as marketing, engineering, accounting, legal and product, Business Today reported May 18.

4. The VA renegotiated its $10 billion contract May 16 with Oracle, which dramatically increases the company's accountability for the troubled VA Cerner EHR.

5. VA Roseburg (Ore.) Health Care System is one of the few VA medical facilities to go live with the Cerner EHR, but due to its ongoing troubles it will reset the system to fix its issues, The News-Review reported May 12.

6. Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center is spending $65 million to upgrade its EHR to a Cerner system, WTOV9 reported May 9.

7. VA and Oracle executives testified before Congress on May 9 about the ongoing issues associated with the pharmacy functions of its Cerner EHR that contributed to the death of a veteran in Ohio, The Spokesman-Review reported.

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