According to Stripes.com:
On Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs will ask companies to make proposals for a new mobile application for scheduling care at its nationwide network of hospitals and clinics, officials said during testimony Tuesday in the House.
Eventually, the app could allow veterans to request an appointment and see available slots. It is part of the agency’s effort to overhaul a decades-old electronic scheduling system implicated in a patient wait-time scandal and rife with security flaws that put millions of patients’ personal information at risk to hackers.
“We are expecting to get capability online in [fiscal year] ’15,” Stephen Warren, chief information officer at the VA Office of Information and Technology, told Stripes.com.
A decision on the contract is supposed to be reached in March.
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