ROCKVILLE, Md. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi), a leading provider of program/project management services, cybersecurity and security services, and enterprise systems engineering to the federal government, today announced it was awarded a prime contract for Flow Improvement Initiative Support Services as part of the Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) Contract Vehicle. The Flow Improvement initiative seeks to implement innovative technologies and processes that streamline patient flow, maximize resources and save costs; all while delivering better quality care experiences and outcomes for Veterans. Our partner, SyntheSys LLC, has exceptional knowledge of VHA’s IT Flow application functionality and Flow Improvement support services requirements. SyntheSys LLC brings deep understanding of VHA systems redesign, training development, clinical process improvement, clinical operations management, and development and implementation of health IT requirements.
Under the terms of the contract, which has a performance period of one year with one option year, Team CCSi will provide the VA a broad range of services designed to assist VHA in carrying the Flow Improvement Initiative from conception to sustainment. Specifically, the companies will support business and clinical organizations in integrating flow IT systems into their operations to streamline processes, reduce redundancies and improve the delivery of health care.
These systems include Emergency Department Integration Software (EDIS), a web-based extension to the current Computerized Patient Record System that helps health care professionals track and manage the flow of patient care in the emergency-department setting; a Bed Management Solution (BMS) system that ensures efficient inpatient admissions and discharges with the goal of shortening the turnaround time for the transition of each bed, thereby reducing costs and downtime; and related flow improvement systems such as National Utilization Management Integration (NUMI) software, a web-based application that automates documentation of a patient’s condition and the services provided as part of the VHA’s medical benefits package, and the Surgery Quality and Workflow Manager (SQWM), a commercial off-the-shelf implementation of surgical scheduling and patient tracking software. The long-term goal is to integrate these individual applications within a Comprehensive Flow Management (CFM) approach to future software application development.
“VHA is focused on the development and sustainment of a portfolio of informatics flow applications which contain functionality contributing to safe and timely patient transitions for enhanced quality of care and patient safety as well as provision of data and informatics support critical to optimization of patient flow across the VHA enterprise and which pertain to emergency department, surgical, and inpatient settings,” said Leigh Starr, VHA’s Associate Director for Inpatient and Specialty Systems Redesign and the Flow Improvement Initiative Program Manager. “These applications, if resourced and once fully deployed and in use across VHA, have the potential to provide comprehensive patient tracking, integrated flow data capture and analysis, visibility of inpatient flow across the enterprise, and flow improvement metrics and benchmarks, among other projected benefits.”
“Patient care is the core business of every VA hospital,” said Maggie Bauer, Senior Vice President, Health Services at CCSi. “We are proud to have been chosen by the VA to draw on each of our core capabilities in health services, research and analysis, business process management, informatics and training and education programs for an initiative that benefits VHA health organizations and veterans, alike.” The CCSi team has supported the VHA since September 2005. The company has a hands-on understanding of VHA systems redesign, training development, clinical process improvement, clinical operations management, and development and implementation of health IT requirements.
CCSi is a full service business solutions company dedicated exclusively to the federal government. Our mission is to provide end-to-end solutions that help customers in homeland security, veteran affairs, healthcare and defense organizations make a lasting and positive impact on the men and women who serve our country. We do this through business process transformation, program/project management, cyber security & security services, health informatics and services, and enterprise systems engineering. We deliver those services using our proven Quality Management Program based on ISO, CMMI, PMI and ITIL standards and principals to provide a framework for continuous improvement in management, technical and communication processes. For more information about CCSi, please visit www.ccsin.com/.