Why isn't the media talking about how Trump's multibillion-dollar initiative to fix the Veterans Health Care system FAILED?

  • by Greasy Tony
  • Mar 08,2018
  • 8 answers

President Donald Trump last year hailed a multibillion-dollar initiative to create a seamless digital health system for active duty military and the VA that he said would deliver “faster, better, and far better quality care.”
But the military’s $4.3 billion Cerner medical record system has utterly failed to achieve those goals at the first hospitals that went online. Instead, technical glitches and poor training have caused dangerous errors and reduced the number of patients who can be treated, according to interviews with more than 25 military and VA health IT specialists and doctors, including six who work at the four Pacific Northwest military medical facilities that rolled out the software over the last year.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/0...


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aze 5 months ago

Fake news

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A Hunch 5 months ago

It hasn't "failed", it hasn't even started...
Do you know how large a project like this is??? For a small community hospital, transitioning to electronic records management is at least a year long project. Transitioning the VA hospital to Cerner will be a 10+ year project.
I know nothing about this project so I did a quick google search. The project hasn't even begun.
The contract between Cerner and the VA hasn't even been signed.
Here's a headline from Jan 18, 2018 "VA is upgrading IT infrastructure in advance of finalizing negotiations for the Cerner implementation".

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H. Marie 5 months ago

sex sells

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Casey Y 5 months ago

Do you think this is actually newsworthy at this point? I think its important, but that doesn't mean it should be on the front page or lead story on the evening news...
Those who want to know can find the information, most people simply do not care.

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Mercuri 5 months ago

There is so much failure around the Trump administration that it's hard to keep up with it all. This probably just got lost in the noise.

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Thomas 5 months ago

because no one gives a **** that's why

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The return of Sanity 5 months ago

Takes time to repair the damage that obongo has done to our institutions.

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Doc 5 months ago

Cuz they don't care.

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