Veterans Affairs Selects HP to Continue Support of VistA System

Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:45am EST

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  PALO ALTO, CA, Nov 16 (Marketwire) -- 
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 (VistA). 

    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

    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 nationwide. 

    "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.

    Additional information about the HP Enterprise Services government
business is available at

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