Sierra7 and Partner AvaSure Awarded IDIQ to Deliver TeleCare Companion Solution for Veterans Affairs
Falls Church, VA – 3 November 2021. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Health Informatics (OHI) awarded Sierra7 (partnered with AvaSure) a 5-year $65 million IDIQ contract to deliver and support TeleCare Companion solutions across VHA’s healthcare facilities. Sierra7 will implement and support AvaSure’s TeleSitter® Solution as a safe and cost-effective observation, communication, and analytic solution for the VHA TeleCare Companion initiative.
VHA is the nation’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at over 1,200 health care facilities, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. The TeleCare Companion initiative seeks to utilize technology solutions to improve patient safety and facilitate patient care by centralizing monitoring of patients who require continuous observation. This award will allow Sierra7 to continue providing critical technology solutions to deliver VA’s commitment to superior healthcare delivery and outcomes for Veterans across all VHA facilities. Sierra7 brings over 12 years of experience providing healthcare and information technology (IT) solutions to VA and will apply our expertise to deliver TeleCare Companion solutions through this IDIQ.
“Team Sierra7 will leverage the expertise of our Sierra7 team members and the innovative solutions from our teaming partners like AvaSure to bring impactful IT solutions to VA while maintaining the highest levels of quality and reliability for our nation’s Veterans” said Sierra7 President, Scott Barr of the award.
Under the contract, Sierra7 will provide site assessments, on-site equipment installation, help desk support, reporting, training, and sustainment support for the TeleCare Companion initiative. Successful implementation and sustainment of the TeleSitter® solution will allow trained VA technicians to monitor up to 38 patients simultaneously from a hospital workstation. As result, VA care providers will be able to monitor multiple patients for critical changes in patient status, patient falls, or elopement at once rather than one-on-one.
“VHA, like many healthcare providers, is seeking effective, innovative ways to meet rising demand while fulfilling new mandates for remote-enabled care. We are grateful to the VHA and the OHI for this opportunity to expand our partnership with Sierra7 in supporting their established commitment to patient safety,” said AvaSure’s Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, Lisbeth Votruba said about the win.
AvaSure Telesitter systems are already in use in 21 VA hospitals across the country, with the first installation dating to 2017 at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
Scott continued, “Through this contract, Sierra7 will enable VHA to meet new demands on their care delivery systems and resources while meeting mandates to adopt remote-enabled technologies without sacrificing patient care. We look forward to supporting VHA as they continue to deliver cutting-edge care to our Nation’s Veterans.”
Sierra7 is a leading consultant to healthcare and federal clients providing IT, consulting, solutions, and citizen engagement services to federal agencies across the United States. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Sierra7 holds critical Prime contracts including T4NG, VECTOR, VHA-IHT, GSA VETS 2, NIH CIO-SP3, NASA SEWP V, and several GSA schedules. Learn more at www.sierra7.com!
AvaSure’s continuous care virtual technology is found in over 800 clinical environments, including the most prestigious hospitals across the United States and Canada. AvaSure telehealth products and solutions are manufactured and assembled in the United States at AvaSure’s headquarters in Belmont, Michigan. The company has a staff of approximately 200 full-time employees. For more information, visit www.avasure.com!