VA expects its legacy EHR to be ‘around for a long time’ as it troubleshoots replacement

The Department of Veterans Affairs is telling Congress a new multi-billion-dollar Electronic Health Record is the best way to provide care for its patients — despite a troubled rollout and House lawmakers threatening to pull the plug on the project. Whether or not the VA is able to get the rollout of its Oracle-Cerner EHR back on track this summer as planned, agency officials told members of the House VA Committee that the VA will need to rely on its legacy EHR, VistA, for another five-to-10 years, if not longer.
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