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Statement by Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie – VA signs contract with Cerner for an electronic health record system

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie signs a 10-year, $10 billion contract with Cerner, saying its system will allow patient data to be “seamlessly shared between VA, DoD, and community providers.”

Report: Long waits for health care, outdated technology at Vaughn prison

An assessment of the healthcare services at Delaware-based Vaughn Correctional Center (where inmates last year led a deadly uprising) produces a long list of EHR-related problems, including poor connectivity, inefficient workflows, and numerous workarounds.

FDA reports quality problems for data provided by the firm IQVIA that were used to inform estimates for some controlled substances

FDA says data vendor IQvia has for years provided it with incorrect national opioid dispensing data, as calculation errors “raise serious concerns about systemic issues with IQvia’s data and quality control procedures.”

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