House lawmakers seek VA EHR pause, ‘gravely concerned’ for patient safety

System outages and patient safety concerns have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department’s new electronic health record. And not surprisingly, that’s leading is leading to more scrutiny. Top members of the House VA Committee are telling the agency to pause future rollouts on the new EHR until these problems can get fixed. Meanwhile, the vendor, Cerner says it’s considering its own technical review of the EHR. It also wants to make sure the system is stable and reliable. For an update, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman.