MARTINSBURG, W. Va. – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded 1Vision a $258M contract to provide telehealth to veterans.
Th company, a subsidiary of HMS Technologies, received a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods.
“As a service-disabled veteran myself, I firmly believe this contract is a vital step to make healthcare treatment for our nation’s heroes more efficient and accessible,” said Bill Kirkpatrick, CEO of HMS Technologies and managing director of 1Vision, in a statement. “We are honored to be part of this contract and are pleased that the VA has awarded a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business this opportunity to help provide quality products and services to veterans.”
1Vision has chosen AMC Health, a provider of virtual care and remote patient monitoring solutions, to implement its home telehealth solution leveraging CareConsole platform, which will enable veterans to automatically transmit information including vital sign measurements such as weight, blood pressure and blood glucose levels as well as condition specific information to the platform using Bluetooth-enabled devices from their own homes. The CareConsole platform is powered by an analytics engine that alerts a veterans’ care coordinator to any emerging health issues or concerning trends.
The Veterans Health Administration’s Home Telehealth Program relies on telehealth platforms from commercial contractors classified by the VA as Medical Device Data Systems. These systems are purchased by the VHA and used by veterans throughout the United States in their homes as a means of promoting self-management and increased access to care. VA-published studies show that MDDS systems help to improve care, reduce emergency department visits and promote higher levels of patient and clinician satisfaction.
AMC Health’s solutions, the telehealth platform for 1Vision, are developed for clinicians by clinicians.
“We are honored that AMC Health has been selected to help empower veterans to take a more active role managing their health and improving the quality of lives,” said Nesim Bildirici, CEO and president of AMC Health, in a statement. “As the exclusive telehealth provider for 1Vision, we are committed to extending our expertise to help expand medical services to veterans through telehealth.”