VA Readies Scheduling RFP

Dan Verton | FedScoop | November 14, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to release the long-awaited request for proposals next week for the replacement to its patient scheduling system, the agency’s chief information officer confirmed today.

Stephen Warren, the VA’s CIO, told reporters the department is planning to release the RFP for a commercial scheduling system no later than Nov. 21. The new system will replace the current scheduling component within VA’s main electronic health record system known as the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, or VistA. VA plans to take 30 days to evaluate written proposals before selecting the best options. Finalists will then be required to develop full demonstration versions of their system for evaluation by VA schedulers, Warren said...