ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a three-year, $162 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Clinical Application and Enterprise Core Services.

The VistA Core project work is designed to strengthen and expand veteran healthcare services. Work under the contract enables greater interoperability of systems and healthcare records, and has to comply with strict security standards.

ASM also will update VistA’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), providing a Web-based access to patient records. CPRS provides clinicians, managers, support staff and researchers an integrated patient record management system, which provides a single interface for physicians to manage patient care and records. Work under the contract is also expected to help improve data sharing across the VA, including care transitions and implementation of standards of care.

ASM will deliver technical architecture, clinical analysis, software development, engineering management and training to support VistA modernization.

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