So that’s $12 Billion for 153 hospitals and 800 outpatient clinics for this massive project.  This is massive and something needed for upgrades, although the current Vista system works well and there has been a version created that is open source and I wonder if they will be using the company here in southern California who have already created a version.  It was just a couple months ago that the Vista Open source project was announced. 

VA Issues Draft for a Vista EHR Open Source Custodial Agent-Have They Spoken to Medsphere to Perhaps Collaborate-Is There Anyone Really Going To Do That?

In addition there’s also the project to develop a web based version of Vista from last year.  If you read the news today, the hackers of the web broke into Booz Allen Hamilton today, one of the new contract holders. 

VA to develop prototype for VistA - Aviva Virtual A Web Enabled System

Also it was good to see companies owned by disabled veterans were included and some small businesses too.  $12 Billion is a lot of money so even when looking at the outside world, costs are similar.  BD 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has named 14 prime contractors for a sweeping $12 billion technology contract aimed at modernizing IT systems across the department.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Harris Corp. are among the big-name companies that have won awards under the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) program, a five-year program aimed at charting the agency's long-term technology course by transforming a range of IT operations across the department.

However, the VA also has awarded seven of the 14 contracts to service-disabled veteran small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses as a way to provide opportunities to the veterans it services, the department said in a statement.

The department also will name one additional company for T4 once it resolves a dispute with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), according to the VA.

Rounding out the awardees of T4 contracts are: Adams Communications & Engineering Technology, ASM Research, By Light, CACI-ISS, Creative Computing Solutions, Firstview Federal TS, Information Innovators, 7 Delta, SRA, Systems Made Simple, and Technatomy.

VA Awards $12 Billion For Tech Overhaul -- InformationWeekVA Awards $12 Billion For Tech Overhaul - government Blog


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