“Big data analytics company Palantir is expanding its health- and defense-related work with its first major contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the company told FedScoop.”
“The deal will give the VA new tools to integrate data from across its health and benefits systems into its Common Operating Platform (COP), a move Palantir says will give leaders deeper insights into the services the department offers veterans. The value of the deal is $90 million over four years, according to Palantir.”
“Palantir was awarded numerous contracts with health agencies during the coronavirus pandemic to track the spread of the disease. It had a pilot with the VA as well, but officials with the company say this contract marks the first full award the company has received.”
“One challenge that Palantir’s tech aims to address is collecting data on wait times in private hospitals that veterans can use as a result of the MISSION act, that opened up private hospital services to VA patients. Palantir hopes to provide VA executives deeper insight on the quality of care veterans are receiving.”
“Palantir officials said the VA will retain ownership of all of its data and the system will link into existing IT and data platforms within the VA…” Read the full article here.
Source: Palantir inks $90M data integration contract with VA – By Jackson Barnett, October 7, 2021. FedScoop.
Palantir was named to the list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.