VA awards $4.9M OSEHRA operations contract

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | June 22, 2012

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded Ray Group International, LLC, of Tampa, Fla., a $4.9 million contract to support the open source community that is contributing software code to the VA and Defense Department integrated electronic health record system.

RGI, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides software engineering support services, will perform operations to continue the development and establishment of the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA) over the next six months, according to a June 21 announcement  in Federal Business Opportunities.

With the contract in place, OSEHRA will be able to recruit necessary staff and deploy accounting capability and other business systems to ultimately make the OSEHRA software development community operationally self-sufficient, according to the notice. RGI will provide project management, analysis, configuration management and testing services...

Open Health News' Take: 

A large delegation from the Ray Group attended the recent 25th VistA Community Meeting at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. This is a great sign as it shows the willingness of the Ray Group team to become fully involved in the VistA Community. --Roger A. Maduro, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.