The AVAIL contract is expected to help VHA and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning to expedite the design, development, and testing of innovations in healthcare
Accenture said that its subsidiary Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has secured a prime role on a contract worth $650m from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) to deliver healthcare technology solutions which can be scaled into clinical production.
The Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL) contract is expected to enable VHA and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning (OHIL) to expedite the design, development, and testing of innovations in healthcare.
With the five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite quality contract vehicle, Accenture Federal Services will now compete for task orders.
Accenture Federal Services VA client account lead Shawn Roman said: “The VHA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States and has long been a pioneer of healthcare innovation.
“We look forward to building upon our trusted partnership with the VA to deliver this next phase of innovation, which includes emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and telehealth, to help deliver meaningful value for clinicians, administrators, caregivers, and most importantly, veterans.”
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Accenture Federal Services caters to all the cabinet-level departments and 30 of the biggest federal organisations.
Last month, Accenture Federal Services secured a contract worth $189m from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to accelerate its migration to the cloud.
The contract was a part of the CDC’s efforts to adopt modern technology solutions to enhance the delivery of its public health mission.