DHA RFI: Joint Pathology Center (JPC) Digital Pathology Modernization

Solicitation Number: HT0050-20-RFI-0084

“At the present time and in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, the JPC is pursuing a complete digital pathology modernization effort. This effort has several components, including scanning the majority of our tissue repository. The wealth of information housed in the JPC’s repository holds significant potential for personalized medicine, particularly for machine learning algorithms and molecular findings that help establish the diagnosis, prognosis and personalized therapies for patients.  The Defense Digital Service (DDS) and the JPC are seeking a vendor(s) with the capabilities of digitizing the JPC’s repository in order to preserve this invaluable source of medical data, enhance biomedical research for infectious diseases and cancer, and enable easier data sharing with researchers, diagnosticians, and educators to facilitate collaboration and medical advances.”

“The LIS should also meet the following general Capabilities:

  1. Security:
    1. The system must follow DoD cyber guidelines for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) in order to successfully integrate into the JPC ecosystem and network…
    2. They have to work with the federal government to meet the cyber requirements to allow us to integrate and have the authority to connect it to the network
    3. Restrict access to specific areas of the application based on user role
    4. Allow password protection at different levels (system admin, histotechnologist, pathologist, etc) …
  2. Configuration
    1. The system can be configured to meet the workflow of a laboratory without additional (or minimal) programming
    2. The system architecture is modular/extensible and can easily and efficiently be modified to facilitate the addition of new functionality as business needs change
    3. The system uses open data standards
    4. The system has an application programming interface (API) that uses standard protocols and formats
    5. The system admin can create custom screens, applications, and reports
    6. The system allows users to independently update fields and data dictionary entities without requiring reconfiguration of the system, even after routine upgrades and maintenance…”

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