VA awards CIS/ARK Analytics/Decision Support Solution contract

Updated September 7, 2021

Small business Bitscopic has been awarded a 1-year, $1M contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide Clinical Information System (CIS)/Anesthesia Record Keeping (ARK) analytics solution services. This contract was not competed, citing Only One Source.

Awardee Name: BITSCOPIC INC.
Contract Duration: 12 months
Total Contract Value: $1,021,992.00
Funding Agency: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Funding Office: TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION CENTER NJ (36C10B)
Number of Bidders: 1
RFP ID: 36C10B21R0030
Award ID: 36C10B21C0029


Posted August 9, 2021

Notice ID: 36C10B21R0030

“The Contractor is required to provide a CIS/ARK Analytics/Decision Support Solution that is capable of performing extracts, report customization, and analytics services to aid in the improvement of quality of care for surgical and critically ill patients.”

“The Contractor shall provide a solution that will use multiple VA data sources including Picis, VistA, and Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW). This support solution shall allow multiple user groups including clinicians and clinical and business analysts the ability to create reports, analyze data, and facilitate ongoing quality improvement efforts in addressing:

  • Morbidity and mortality for surgical and critically ill patients; and
  • The optimization of efficiency within OR, PACU, IICU and ICU settings.”

“The Contractor shall also provide analytics/reporting support services to the VISN 21 team and provide training and help desk support services…”

CIS/ARK ANALYTICS/DECISION SUPPORT SOLUTION

“In providing an effective CIS/ARK Analytics/Decision Support Solution, the Contractor shall have knowledge of and be capable of:

  • Creating Picis CIS/ARK data tables / structures in order to Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) Picis data from Oracle and SQL databases;
  • Creating a stable ETL process to other hardware platforms;
  • Providing data mapping documents;
  • Extracting VistA data;
  • Utilizing clinical database tables / structures;
  • Constructing and creating a stable ETL process onto other hardware platforms.

The Contractor solution shall perform all stages of its ETL processes to monitor, cleanse, parse and validate for data quality. The Contractor shall possess in depth knowledge of VistA’s file structure and system which is essential to perform this task…”

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