Veterans Affairs Selects HP to Continue Support of VistA System

Veterans Affairs Selects HP to Continue Support of VistA System 
Software Applications Provide Fully Automated Health Information
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced it has been awarded a five-year, $39 million contract from
the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing
operations and maintenance software applications support for VA's
Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture
As a part of the task order under the VA T-4 contract, HP will
provide defect remediation and table maintenance for more than 100
applications across the VA network, enabling the prompt, reliable
resolution of patient safety issues as well as timely, complete and
tested solutions. The contract extends HP's 10-year involvement with
the VistA system, and the company's relationship with the VA, which
has spanned more than 14 years.  
The VistA system provides 130 VA healthcare facilities and 783
ambulatory care and community-based outpatient clinics with a fully
automated health information system supporting the needs of veterans,
clinicians and administrators. The VistA software provides automated
data processing capabilities, which enhances healthcare providers'
access to veterans' healthcare information and improves the
effectiveness and efficiency of care at VA healthcare facilities
"Ensuring that veterans across the country have access to safe,
reliable healthcare is a top priority for VA," said Marilyn Crouther,
senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP
Enterprise Services. "HP has the expertise to address issues with
applications used nationwide, by veterans, clinicians and
administrators throughout the VA, and continues to place the utmost
importance on software issues affecting patient safety."  
HP also will team with two small businesses, Enlightened, an
information-technology and management consulting firm; and PruTech
Solutions, a business support and information technology consulting
company, to complete the project.  
HP's premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP
Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany. 
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