VA’s EHR Modernization Approach

Published: October 26, 2017


VA’s Sources Sought announcement released in July reveals the need for program management office support services for its electronic health record modernization solution.

In July, VA posted an RFI as an FBO Sources Sought Notice for VA EHR Modernization Program Management Office and Technical Support Services to assist with the implementation of the Cerner Millennium EHR implementation.

In the RFI, VA describes their enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) effort through the procurement of the Cerner commercial EHR software and related support services. The EHRM project will include software licensing, product integration, configuration management, testing, deployment planning, hosting, organizational change management, training, sustainment and other efforts necessary to support enterprise-wide business transformation.  Additionally, the EHRM solution may require other VA or contractor efforts for network and site infrastructure upgrades, communications, independent validation and verification (IV&V), modification and maintenance of VistA legacy systems, and any other technical and/or management activities.  The RFI states that the PMO will support all elements of the EHRM solution.

According to the RFI, the scope of work for the PMO includes program management, administrative, and technical   support to the EHRM Program Executive Office (PEO).  It also includes the maintenance, enhancement and decommissioning of supporting legacy health systems, and support for all projects and programs required for the success of the EHRM solution.

VA released a notice in mid-August that it had determined through market research to release the requirement under the T4NG contract vehicle.

FPDS research reveals that Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) won the T4NG task order for VA Electronic Health Record (EHR) Modernization Program Management Office (PMO) Support valued at nearly $750 million. The task order award was made on September 27, 2017 and $63.3 million in contract funding was obligated prior to the end of FY 2017 according to FPDS data.