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VA plans refresh of PTSD apps

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to update its suite of mobile apps that help veterans address posttraumatic stress disorder.

Over the last six years, the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has developed 23 native, publically available apps for veterans and their families, including PTSD Coach, Mindfulness Coach and Stay Quit Coach. The apps can help with understanding PTSD and related problems, tracking improvement over time, obtaining support and resources and managing symptoms using a variety of tools.

To ensure the apps can support scientific research and respond to the needs of veterans, VA providers, and other stakeholders, the center wants to update the apps to improve their usability, efficacy and implementation. 

According to a Aug. 7 request for information, the VA is looking for a contractor to provide coding and user interface designs for any of the existing native mobile apps for the iOS and Android platforms. The amount and type of modifications will vary widely on a per-project basis, the center said, with changes ranging from ad hoc minor text edits to comprehensive user interface revisions.

Responses are due Aug. 11. Read the full RFI here.

Posted by GCN Staff on Aug 08, 2017 at 3:42 PM


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