House Panel Unhappy With VA Official’s Answers During Hearing on EHR System

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Several House members weren’t very happy with the answers they got Thursday at a hearing on progress with the new electronic health record (EHR) system being implemented at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

“I can appreciate that you inherited a mess, and that you are in the middle of sorting through the morass, but unfortunately your responses to our questions about patient safety really aren’t detailed enough,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, said to VA deputy secretary Donald Remy, who was confirmed by the Senate in July. “I realize you’re doing the best you can to answer, but we’re just not really getting enough detail in your answers.”

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