Improving Patient Outcomes with Tech-Aided Support and Automation

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The VHA uses its information systems to provide actionable, data-driven insights to help medical centers leverage limited resources and maintain or improve overall standards of care.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) reaffirmed its commitment to a technology-focused approach to provide improved in-patient support and streamline operations in its 43 centers. Early this year, the VHA and the technology company CiniComp renewed their clinical information system contract for five more years.

The organizations have maintained a strategic partnership at some level for several decades. Still, the latest renewal demonstrates the VHA’s continued focus on technology and information systems to improve conditions and support the short and long-term care of the country’s veteran population. As the organizations work together, the support offered to physicians and healthcare workers in the facilities will translate to better patient outcomes overall.

Past collaborations included the implementation of the COVID-19 clinical surveillance monitoring solution at the start of the Covid disruption to monitor at-risk patients and optimize resources such as ventilators. These information systems provide actionable, data-driven insights to help medical centers leverage limited resources and maintain or improve overall standards of care.

Additional partnerships

The announcement follows another contract renewal introduced in 2020 between the two organizations, CliniComp’s Defense Health Agency support contract award. That seven-year contract will provide support to 64 Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities both in the United States and abroad.

CliniComp offers healthcare IT solutions that tackle challenges in interoperability, scalability, and real-time performance with support for PC, tablet, and smartphone deployment. Their partnership will continue helping to standardize communications through its electronic health record system ORIGIN. The IT sector has a long history of delving into challenges in healthcare pertaining to data usage, privacy, and patient care, and the continued partnership will continue to bring better overall standards of care to the nations’ veterans.

Elizabeth Wallace

About Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace is a Nashville-based freelance writer with a soft spot for data science and AI and a background in linguistics. She spent 13 years teaching language in higher ed and now helps startups and other organizations explain - clearly - what it is they do.

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