VA expects to roll out the new electronic health record (EHR) system to all its facilities nationwide in waves over the course of several years. The department continues to develop the EHR long-range deployment schedule taking numerous factors into consideration.

To ensure facilities are prepared for the transition to the new EHR, VA uses an integrated site readiness checklist to track progress, with metrics that include leadership, governance, informatics, training, high-reliability processes, infrastructure, user readiness, patient safety and system usability. These criteria provide a holistic view of people, process and technology readiness at each site and set a baseline for going live on the EHR.

On Oct. 13, 2022, VA announced it would delay upcoming deployments of its new EHR until June 2023 to address challenges with the system and make sure it is functioning optimally for Veterans and VA health care personnel. VA will continue to work closely with Oracle Cerner to resolve issues with the system’s performance, maximize usability for VA health care providers and ensure our nation’s Veterans are served by an effective records system to support their health care. During this “assess and address” period, VA will correct outstanding issues — especially those that may have patient safety implications — before resuming deployments at other VA medical centers.

The deployment schedule below is subject to change based on any additional clinical and technical findings and any potential regional COVID-19 surges.

Terms to know:

VISN — Veteran Integrated Service Network
Regional systems of care within the United States. Explore all eighteen regions

VHA — Veterans Health Administration
America’s largest integrated health care system. Visit the VHA official website
Initial operating capability (IOC) site
A medical center achieving operational capability of the new EHR. This consists of support, training, logistics, and system interoperability within the Department of Defense (DoD) operational environment.

In the tables below, size denotes facility bed capacity:

•  Small is a facility with 0 to 100 beds

•  Medium is a facility with 100 to 300 beds

•  Large is a facility with 300 or more beds

FY21 Deployment Schedule

1 VA Medical Center deployed in Fiscal Year 2021
Site Location VISN Size Congressionally Approved
(August 2020)
Go-Live Date
Mann-Granstaff VA Medical Center Spokane, Washington 20 Small FY21 Q1 Went Live October 24, 2020

FY22 Deployment Schedule

4 VA Medical Centers deployed in Fiscal Year 2022
Site Location VISN Size Congressionally Approved
(August 2020)
New Tentative Go-Live Date
(December 2021)
Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center Walla Walla, Washington 20 Small FY21 Q2 Went Live March 26, 2022
VA Central Ohio Healthcare System Columbus, Ohio 10 Medium FY21 Q2 Went Live April 30, 2022
Roseburg VA Health Care System Roseburg, Oregon 20 Medium FY21 Q3 Went Live June 11, 2022
VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics White City, Oregon 20 Large FY21 Q2 Went Live June 11, 2022

FY23 Deployment Schedule

25 VA Medical Centers are scheduled to deploy the new EHR in Fiscal Year 2023
Site Location VISN Size Congressionally Approved
(August 2020)
New Tentative Go-Live Date
(October 2022)
Boise VA Medical Center Boise, Idaho 20 Small FY21 Q3 TBD
Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center Saginaw, Michigan 10 Small FY22 Q2 TBD
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Ann Arbor, Michigan 10 Medium FY22 Q2 TBD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System – American Lake Tacoma, Washington 20 Small FY21 Q4 TBD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Seattle, Washington 20 Large FY21 Q4 TBD
Dayton VA Medical Center Dayton, Ohio 10 Large FY21 Q4 TBD
VA Cincinnati Healthcare System – Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 10 Small FY22 Q4 TBD
VA Cincinnati Healthcare System – Fort Thomas Fort Thomas, Kentucky 10 Small FY22 Q4 TBD
VA Portland Health Care System – Vancouver Vancouver, Washington 20 Small FY21 Q4 TBD
VA Portland Health Care System – Portland Portland, Oregon 20 Medium FY21 Q4 TBD
Alaska VA Healthcare System Anchorage, Alaska 20 Small FY21 Q3 TBD
Battle Creek VA Medical Center Battle Creek, Michigan 10 Medium FY22 Q2 TBD
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center Detroit, Michigan 10 Medium FY22 Q3 TBD
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12 Large FY23 Q3 TBD
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center Iron Mountain, Michigan 12 Small FY23 Q3 TBD
Tomah VA Medical Center Tomah, Wisconsin 12 Medium FY23 Q3 TBD
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison, Wisconsin 12 Medium FY23 Q3 TBD
Chillicothe VA Medical Center Chillicothe, Ohio 10 Medium FY22 Q1 TBD
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio 10 Large FY22 Q3 TBD
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System – Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana 10 Medium FY22 Q1 TBD
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System – Marion Marion, Indiana 10 Medium FY22 Q1 TBD
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center Indianapolis, Indiana 10 Medium FY22 Q1 TBD
VA Illiana Health Care System Danville, Illinois 12 Medium FY23 Q2 TBD
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Hines, Illinois 12 Large FY23 Q2 TBD
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Chicago, Illinois 12 Medium FY23 Q2 TBD