Department of Veterans Affairs Selects HP to Help Improve

Department of Veterans Affairs Selects HP to Help Improve Operations,
Healthcare Services 
HP to Deliver Nationwide Locating System for VA Hospital to Manage
Assets, Inventory and Supplies 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --  (NYSE: HPQ) -- HP
Enterprise Services today announced a maximum value $543 million
Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Real-Time Location
System (RTLS) contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) to procure and deploy a management system that will assist in
the automation and improvement of operations and veteran healthcare
The VA plans to enhance patient-centric healthcare while reducing
program operational costs by standardizing clinical and business
practices as well as monitoring IT services. Under the terms of the
contract, HP will provide a set of nationally standardized RTLS
solutions to the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) hospitals,
clinics, offices and cemeteries to improve healthcare efficiency and
the quality of veteran care. 
The five-year RTLS contract will equip 152 medical centers in the 21
Veteran Integrated Service Networks (VISN) and seven Consolidated
Medical Outpatient Pharmacy facilities with real-time location
technologies to help identify, locate and monitor assets and sup
within and between facilities. This facility automation effort will
serve to improve consistency of services, managerial decision
support, utilization of equipment and staff, and customer
satisfaction by decreasing operational costs, minimizing lost and
misplaced items, reducing delays in patient care and increasing
clinical efficiencies and staff productivity. 
"The quality of veteran care and improving the delivery of our
healthcare services are the driving forces behind implementing the
RTLS solution," said Kimberly Brayley, director, RTLS Project
Management Office, Veteran Health Administration. "Leveraging
state-of-the-art technology allows VA to decrease operational costs
and increase efficiencies, satisfaction and quality healthcare
As the prime contractor, HP will deliver multiple RTLS technologies
including program management, operations planning, implementation
management, hardware and software, and site readiness, which are
expected to lead to increased utilization of equipment, clinical
efficiency, staff productivity and, most importantly, improved
patient care.  
"The VA meets today's federal healthcare requirements by providing an
agile, flexible and innovative platform for improved operational
performance and patient care," said Marilyn Crouther, senior vice
president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise
Services. "With HP's RTLS application and services, the VA is able to
deliver patient-centric, high-quality healthcare to valued U.S.
In support of the RTLS program, HP is collaborating with world-class
partners, including small businesses such as CenTrak, Intelligent
InSites and WaveMark, to perform development, integration,
implementation, testing, training and support functions. 
Under the RTLS VISN 11 contract awarded February 2012, RTLS
implementations are nearly complete in two VISN 11 hospitals, another
installation began in October, and three more are currently in
progress. The final center is scheduled to go live this summer.
Through the recently awarded national deployment contract, the HP
team will augment these pre-existing RTLS installations. 
For more than 45 years, HP has served as a trusted leader in
delivering comprehensive, secure and reliable IT solutions in the
government sector. More information about HP Enterprise Services'
government business is available at 
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