The first major award using the new Health IT Services Special Item Number (SIN) 132-56 on GSA IT Schedule 70, has been made by the Defense Health Agency (DHA). Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI) was awarded a multi-year, $15.6 million task order to provide transfusion sustainment services for the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Enterprise Blood Management System (EBMS).
At this time, 27 RFQs/RFIs have been posted under the Health IT SIN. The SIN provides access to a comprehensive array of Health IT services including electronic health records, health analytics, and a wide range of other innovative Health IT solutions. In her blog, the Assistant Commissioner of GSA FAS Office of Information Technology Category, Mary Davies, explained that agencies are increasingly using the Health IT SIN for Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) for market research purposes to help clarify and refine their requirements, to gauge vendor interest, and to procure Health IT services.
The DHA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GSA as DHA’s singular Health IT procurement solution. Besides the DoD, the following agencies are also actively using the Health IT SIN:
In July 2016, Ms. Davies explained that Health IT services is experiencing an annual growth rate of 7.4%, which makes the Health IT market one of the faster-growing technology sectors in both government and private sector (projected to reach $31.3 billion in 2017).
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