Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded ASM Research a three-year, $162 million contract to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Clinical Application and Enterprise Core Services. ASM Research is an Accenture Federal Services Company located in Fairfax, Va.
VistA is the VA’s award-winning Health Information Technology system, which provides an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record that optimizes quality medical care for veterans and their families. The goal of the VistA Core project work is to strengthen and expand healthcare services for veterans. Under the contract, ASM Research’s work will enable greater interoperability of systems and healthcare records, all while meeting the highest security standards.
“VistA Enterprise Core Services will modernize the VistA workflow and information access throughout the continuum of patient care for our veterans,” said Jim Traficant, president of ASM Research and a managing director at Accenture Federal Services.
Additionally, ASM will update VistA’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) to provide web-based access to patient records. Work under the contract will also facilitate data sharing across the VA in the areas of care transitions and the implementation of standards of care. Specifically, ASM will deliver technical architecture, software development, clinical analysis, engineering management and training to support the modernization of 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 healthcare outcomes,” said John Fraser, ASM Research executive vice president and COO.