Nextgov: VA Wants a Veteran-Owned Business to Upgrade Wichita Facility’s IT Ahead of Health Records Rollout

“The Veterans Affairs Department is getting ready to prepare the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, to receive its electronic health record overhaul and wants a service-disabled veteran-owned small business to do the needed infrastructure upgrades.”

“The VA is in the midst of a major EHR program update, with initial plans to begin rolling out the Cerner Millennial platform at medical centers in the Pacific Northwest earlier this year. Those plans were delayed—first in February due to incomplete capabilities that needed to be finished before users could be trained on the system, then again in April as the agency pivoted to focus resources on the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“While the future timeline for deploying the EHR system is unclear, on Monday the agency released a request for information asking for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses capable of upgrading the Wichita facility.”

“Specifically, VA is looking for IT improvements including…”

“Based on initial research, VA expects the infrastructure upgrades to cost between $10 million and $20 million…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA Wants a Veteran-Owned Business to Upgrade Wichita Facility’s IT Ahead of Health Records Rollout – By Aaron Boyd, July 14, 2020. Nextgov.

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