Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden applauds action to upgrade VA health records system

June 5, 2017
Press Release

Greg Walden applauds action to upgrade VA health records system

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released the following statement on Secretary Shulkin's announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking action to upgrade its electronic health records system:

"I was pleased to hear Secretary Shulkin announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to upgrade the VA’s electronic health records system. Outdated technology at the VA has contributed to longer wait times and reduced quality of care for veterans in Oregon and across the country.  I commend the Secretary for bringing forward this important reform, which is an example of how government should work, and frankly is long overdue. I look forward to working with President Trump, Secretary Shulkin, and my colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to continue bringing the VA into the 21st Century and ensuring that our veterans have the care and services they were promised."

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