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.
VA uses an integrated deployment site readiness checklist to ensure facilities are prepared for the transition to the new EHR. This checklist criteria on leadership, governance, infrastructure, user readiness, patient safety and system usability provide a holistic review of people, processes and technology readiness at each site.
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 is subject to change based on any additional clinical and technical findings and is currently under review. A revised schedule will be posted once fully approved.
FY21 Deployment Schedule
1 VA Medical Center deployed in Fiscal Year 2021
|Mann-Granstaff VA Medical Center||Spokane, Washington||20||IOC||Small||FY21 Q1||Went Live October 24, 2020|
FY22 Deployment Schedule
4 VA Medical Centers deployed in Fiscal Year 2022
|Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center||Walla Walla, Washington||20||B||Small||FY21 Q2||Went Live March 26, 2022|
|VA Central Ohio Healthcare System||Columbus, Ohio||10||A||Medium||FY21 Q2||Went Live April 30, 2022|
|Roseburg VA Health Care System||Roseburg, Oregon||20||C||Medium||FY21 Q3||Went Live June 11, 2022|
|VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics||White City, Oregon||20||B||Large||FY21 Q2||Went Live June 11, 2022|
* Site Order: Subject to change due to clinical and technical findings from the current state reviews, VHA ongoing readiness assessment, risk assessment, findings from initial operating capability, and the need to address emergent COVID-19 cases
** Size: The VA medical center (VAMC) size classification is based on the facility complexity model for deploying the new EHR. Patient population, clinical services, other research programs and number of beds are weighted to determine the small, medium and large VAMC scale.