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Veterans Affairs Investigation

In 2018, the VA signed a $10 billion contract with Cerner Corp. for a new electronic health record system, which has caused problems for veterans and staff since launching in Spokane in October 2020.


News >  Military

Washington lawmakers outraged after watchdog reports find computer system harmed nearly 150 Spokane veterans and VA leaders misled investigators

UPDATED: Tue., July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – Washington lawmakers reacted with outrage after a report published by an internal Department of Veterans Affairs watchdog Friday confirmed a computer system at Spokane’s VA hospital has caused nearly 150 cases of harm, while another report found VA leaders in charge of training users on the new system misled investigators.
News >  Washington

Schrier raises alarm after VA watchdog warns Spokane hospital risks losing accreditation due to data reporting problems

UPDATED: Tue., June 7, 2022

After a watchdog report found Spokane’s VA medical center has failed to collect and report data needed to improve patient safety and maintain the hospital’s accreditation since launching a new computer system in October 2020, a Washington congresswoman called for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fix the system before it causes an exodus of medical staff.