New VA Electronic Records System Continues to be Delayed

Earlier this year the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a full review of the department’s $16 billion electronic medical records overhaul and stated that the review would not delay the rollout of the new system. However, the review has already caused delays and has left VA hospitals wondering when the new system will be implemented.

According to an article published by Military Times, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said “We’re very close to finalizing the next steps, including changes to the deployment effort to ensure that we come in on time, on budget and, most importantly, provide the best care for our veterans and the best experience for providers,” and continued by saying that the VA needs a few more weeks to make recommendations and changes.

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability