VA taps HP for health systems support

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded Hewlett-Packard Co. a $784 million contract for engineering support services and maintenance of the VistA Health Information Systems.

Under the 10-year VistA Maintenance and Expertise Center contract, HP will support systems that deliver health care data across 21 networks to VA clinicians.

VistA provides automation and record keeping for almost every clinician and administrative office and function in VA through 101 integrated software modules' running from databases at medical and regional computing centers.

HP has supported the department's Expertise Center for 10 years and provided other IT services to VA for 20 years. More than 6.8 million people are enrolled in the VA health care system.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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