The electronic medical records company Cerner is continuing to experience disruptive incidents of its electronic health records system, which has been an ongoing issue for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is utilizing the system.
The Department of Veterans Affairs had a significant outage within Cerner’s electronic health records system on Thursday, due to a corrupted patient database that could have caused major harm to VA patients due to the errors.
It is the latest problem to hit the VA’s troubled electronic health records modernization program, which has provoked ire from lawmakers and VA frontline medical staff.
The system went down for approximately three hours, resulting in downtime and delays to VA patients databases in the middle of the day, while the corrupted database was fixed and reprogramed.
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