The Oracle Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system has been a complete failure. Patients have been harmed. Medical center employees and providers are suffering from burnout and low morale. Veterans have lost confidence that they can receive the care they need.
After the VA announced an indefinite pause on the program last week, I have decided it’s time to pull the plug completely. It’s clear that there is no coming back from the mess the Department of Veterans Affairs has made with this deeply broken system. No amount of money or opportunities for improvement will change that reality.
That’s why I just called for termination of Oracle Cerner EHR and am putting my support behind a bill to do it. We need to go back to a system that works immediately and deliver on our promise to give veterans in Eastern Washington the best care our country has to offer.
McMorris Rodgers Introduces Bill Expanding Service Opportunities for Disability Community
Washington, D.C. – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) reintroduced the Hannah Cvancara Service Act (H.R. 7405) to empower individuals with a non-service-connected amputation to serve the United States Armed Forces as medical personnel. This legislation was inspired by Hannah Cvancara, a Spokane resident who suffered a childhood amputation that disqualified her from serving […]
McMorris Rodgers, Cantwell Applaud Approval of Disaster Declaration for Spokane County Following Devastating Wildfires
Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Spokane County and ordered federal assistance to supplement recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Gray Fire and the Oregon Road Fire in August 2023. After the announcement, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) […]
McMorris Rodgers Helps Pass Bipartisan Bill to Block President Biden’s LNG Export Ban, Unleash American Energy
Washington D.C. – Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped the House of Representatives pass the Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (H.R. 7176) to reverse President Biden’s American liquified natural gas (LNG) export ban. She released the following statement after the vote: “The President’s decision to impose a ban on new permits […]