Perspecta, Inc was awarded a prime contract with the Veterans Affairs Department to continue supporting its electronic health records system known as VistA.
The contract can reach a potential value of $155 million, has a 1-year base and four 1-year options if all options are exercised, according to the company.
Officially named the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, the system is an integrated database of 180 applications for clinical, financial and administrative functions of more than 143 facilities around the country, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Perspecta has maintained and supported the system for more than 20 years.
On this newly awarded contract, Perspecta will provide technical, managerial and administrative services to VA for the primary VistA and VistA Imaging systems. Specifically, the company will help with engineering support and changes, updates, repairs and technical services.
“Maintaining and supporting one of the most complex EHR systems in the world requires a broad range of capabilities and smart answers to multifaceted challenges,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive of Perspecta.
The company will even implement an expertise center to diagnose and troubleshoot complex issues equipped with a call center help desk, infrastructure and technical performance management, performance monitoring capabilities, and hardware and software troubleshooting.
This is one of many contract wins this year for Perspecta. Just this month, the company won $71 million in new work with the U.S. Air Force to help increase cyber situational awareness, and a deal worth $129 million to provide operational support to the Defense Department.