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VA offers telehealth contract opportunity worth $1B

This contract aims at procuring the monitoring for remote patients and thinking of distributing telemedicine devices to VA facilities or veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has published a $1 billion telehealth contract opportunity. It aims to procure remote patient monitoring and telehealth services. It will help to meet the needs of veterans.

The Veterans Healthcare Administration is seeking advancement in digital health technologies. It will help them to improve their quality of health for veterans. At the same time, it will increase the quality of healthcare that is available in VHA. At the same time, it will aid in improving the efficiency of healthcare providers and staff. It aims to increase the overall satisfaction of the VA and VHA.

The VA Commodities and Services Acquisition Service and the Denver Logistic Center have the task the requirement to procure monitoring of remote patients. Also, it has the task to improve home telehealth services and supplies to meet the need of military veterans in the US.

DLC has purchased RPM-HIT medical device data systems. This will work to distribute it to either individual VA medical facilities or veteran patients.

This contract includes a range of necessary items. It includes a platform hub with cellular and old telephone service. Also, it includes items like pedometers, POTS capability, non-pharmacy digital blood glucose meter cables, and spirometer. These things will get interfaces with the VA – provide ones and with set-up guides.

The other optional items include health and fitness trackers with talking weight scales. Veterans use the RPM-HT technologies to upload vital signs, many clinical question responses, and some other measurements. It can help them to manage their condition and send alerts to caregivers.

The contractor will need to provide a customer support help desk for both VA personnel and veterans. The contract has a two-year base period. The minimum guarantee for it is $100000 per contract. There are also six optional one-year periods. The maximum value for four potential vendors is $1.032 billion.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now relying on telehealth since the start of the pandemic. In 2019 the agency successfully delivered 2.6 million episodes for telehealthcare. In the last year, it had turned to private companies to expand its reach.