VA seeks to update patient record tracking system

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is searching for a contractor to re-engineer the administration’s Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) interface and workflow to allow tracking and reporting of critical diagnostic test alerts and follow-up actions taken by providers.

Motivated by the “lack of appropriate alert tracking mechanisms within CPRS,” the Innovation from the Fields for Alerts Re-engineering project seeks to track whether or not providers take follow-up actions based on CPRS alerts, the department said.

Currently, CPRS can only track whether providers click on an alert to acknowledge receipt of abnormal diagnostic test result, according to the agency.

As part of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Program, the contractor will be expected to provide three functional, working and documented prototypes for a 16-month period of performance from the date of the award.

Responses should be limited to five pages or less and should turned in no later than close of business Feb. 26, according to the VA.