back to article VA, Oracle's Cerner agree on renegotiated health records contract

In a bid to find an exit strategy for its electronic health record quagmire, the US Department of Veterans Affairs has renegotiated its contract with Cerner parent Oracle to hold it accountable for a messy EHR deployment after pausing the rollout last month. In an announcement [PDF] viewed and shared by Bloomberg Government, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    > a 30-fold increase in credits for the system outages

    No. Not credits. You should be negotiating real financial penalties. Not extensions on using this crap[0] for longer.

    [0] I've used and integrated with Cerner. I know that of which I speak.

    1. JimJimmyJimson

      'Penalties' are not allowed in contracts - best you can get do is 'liquidated damages' which must represent a genuine estimate of losses that will be occasioned in case of a breach - because if they're not they then become penalties which aren't allowed in a contract....

  2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Learning from history

    Not for nothing is Oracle known as the graveyard of empires

  3. midgepad


    Better to stick with what they have, and build around it.

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