VA picks Accenture for health IT modernization
- By Adam Mazmanian
- Jul 02, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to unify the code and interface on its homegrown health IT system. It has selected ASM Research, a division of Accenture, for a three-year, $162 million contract to modernize the Clinical Application and Enterprise Core Services of the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, known as VistA.
The projects are designed to improve health record interoperability and data sharing and modernize the patient record interface used by VA clinicians. ASM will provide software development, technical architecture, training and more to modernize VistA.
"The VA's ability to improve data interoperability will have a dramatic effect on the VA's provision of the quality of care, patient safety and health care outcomes," said John Fraser, ASM Research's chief operating officer, in a statement.
The award is a task order under the VA's five-year, $12 billion Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology contract vehicle.
Adam Mazmanian is FCW's senior staff writer, and covers Congress, health IT and governmentwide IT policy. Connect with him on Twitter: @thisismaz.