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Veterans Affairs Selects ASM Research to Modernize Electronic Health Records

ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a three-year, $162 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) Clinical Application and Enterprise Core Services. VistA is the VA’s award-winning Health Information Technology system, providing an integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health record to optimize quality medical care for veterans and their families.

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 will meet the highest security standards.

ASM also will update VistA’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), providing a modern, web-based access to patient records. CPRS is a critical component of VistA that 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.

“VistA Enterprise Core Services will modernize the VistA workflow and information access throughout the continuum of patient care for our veterans,” said Jim Traficant, president of ASM Research and a managing director at Accenture Federal Services.

Work under the contract also will 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. This work will help the VA build the next level of patient care capabilities within VistA.

“The VA’s ability to improve data interoperability will have a dramatic effect on the VA’s provision of the quality of care, patient safety and healthcare outcomes,” said John Fraser, ASM Research executive vice president and COO.

Learn more about Accenture’s Insight Driven Health and Delivering Public Service for the Future.

About ASM Research

ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, is a leading solutions integrator focused on using information and technology to solve real world problems for the federal, state, and local government organizations we serve. Our core competencies lay in human capital systems and support, healthcare IT, enterprise IT systems, and cybersecurity and information assurance. Our experts apply the latest technologies and industry methodologies to project management, analytical, personnel training and force structure, healthcare, and education challenges. For more than three decades, ASM has been committed to our clients´ missions and has repeatedly produced extraordinary results. Its home page is www.asmr.com.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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