The Department of Veterans Affairs will continue to modernize its legacy electronic health record system through fiscal year 2018. But, beyond that, the VA’s plans for its long-time records system are still in flux.

However, some of those familiar with the VA and its EHR say that long delays in modernizing the records system have caused it to become outdated, and that the program faces long-standing risks and technical issues that have not been surmounted in past efforts.

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