NEW YORK – 1Vision and AMC Health have been awarded the authority to operate and provide telehealth solutions to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
With this agreement, telehealth solutions from the two companies will be made available to enrolled veterans and their family members.
“It is a significant achievement to receive authority to operate (ATO) certification from the VA, and we are proud to help make health care more efficient and accessible for our veterans,” said Nesim Bildirici, CEO and president of AMC Health, in a statement. “The VA’s ATO stamp of approval indicates that our telehealth offering can provide much needed solutions to organizations that require the highest levels of mission-critical security.”
Earlier this year, 1Vision and AMC Health announced their participation in an up to five-year VA Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to provide telehealth solutions.
The VA’s Home telehealth program relies on telehealth platforms from commercial contractors classified by the VA as Medical Device Data Systems.
By using AMC Health’s telehealth CareConsole platform, veterans will be able to automatically transmit information, including vital sign measurements such as weight, blood pressure and blood glucose levels, to the CareConsole platform using Bluetooth-enabled devices from their homes.
“We are thrilled to partner with AMC Health to deliver telehealth services because of the company’s efficient, cost-effective offerings and knowledge about compliance requirements,” said Bill Kirkpatrick, CEO of 1Vision, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that provides IT and program management solutions throughout the federal government, focusing on offices within the VA, in a statement. “Our veterans deserve increased access to quality health care and the resources that can improve their access to healthcare and embrace all the benefits that telehealth offers,” he said.