VHA RFI: Terminology Standards Support Services

Solicitation Number: 36C77620Q0050

“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is seeking interested sources (contractors) for a near-future solicitation and procurement for support for knowledge-based systems terminology standards creation, terminology versioning, evolution and maintenance, terminology matching and harmonization, structural and semantic integration, terminology configuration, publication, and submission for the VHA Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office (CIDMO), Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) Program Office.”

  • Terminology: Provides expert clinical terminology consultation, terminology creation, matching, and modeling to support semantic interoperability and reasoning capabilities in health records.
  • Clinical Decision Support: Provides subject matter expertise on Clinical Decision Support (CDS) to internal and external collaborators and supports modeling and implementation of VHA’s current and future CDS strategy by identifying and exploring CDS capabilities needed to optimally support patient care.
  • Informatics Architecture: Defines VA strategy and architecture as it relates to representation of patient-specific clinical data and knowledge within VA health information systems and with technical methodologies used to process data for patient care, quality assurance, and secondary uses.
  • Standards and Interoperability: Provides expert health standards analysis, creation, engagement and consultation, contributing to a common framework for functional and semantic interoperability by sharing VA requirements and supporting solutions to achieve intelligent health information exchange that extends to enhanced patient care.

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