VA Names Scheduling App Contest Winners

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 14, 2013

The Veterans Health Administration is looking for a new medical scheduling application — and now it has a range of choices from an app design competition.

With a slightly outdated scheduling system of limited functionality in use now, the VA started the contest to help find a system that could let patients create appointments online while improving scheduling and coordination management for providers. 

The VA chose three apps, out of 40 submitted as part of the contest, for both accolades and prize money. The winning submission, called Health eTime, offers veterans the ability to schedule visits online across VA locations and gives VA providers the ability to share appointments with veterans’ personal digital calendars and with other non-VA providers.