This notice announced that the RFP was released via GSA IT-70 on February 13th, not FBO. This requirement is to replace the Tier 1 Vista Imaging systems across the enterprise, to include Tier I VistA Imaging Storage Systems, DICOM Gateways and Encrypted Tape Libraries. VistA Imaging is the VA developed Picture Archive and Communications System and is the mandated record for all medical image storage across the enterprise. VistA Imaging has helped VA medical facilities achieve an enterprise-wide paperless and filmless Electronic Health Record (EHR). The response is due February 27th.
G2X TAKE: While this is more of a product-oriented solicitation, you can expect the competition to be fierce as this is a key and strategic platform at VA. With the current rate of growth (average 15% per year) of both the number of images and the image size, there is ample opportunity for growth. At minimum, it is worth paying attention to, as there will be a number of integration points and programs that may be affected by this award. If you do not have access to this IT-70 and would like to be connected with a vendor, please let us know.