Initiative focuses on developing digital twins and designing new payment models to further innovate veteran care
WASHINGTON, December 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Guidehouse, a leading global provider of advisory services to public sector and commercial clients, has been awarded a leading role in Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning (AVAIL), an initiative of the Department American Veterans Affairs (VA) focused on designing, testing, and scaling healthcare innovations to improve care for veterans. Guidehouse won 4 of 5 key task orders to help VA develop a digital twin solution to optimize its healthcare construction, design and planning processes, and pilot innovative payment models to drive value in areas of chronic disease management, coordination of physiotherapy care and home care delivery.
A multi-year contract with indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity $650 million contract, AVAIL will support the work of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Office of Healthcare Innovation and Learning to ensure the solutions create meaningful value for clinicians, administrators and caregivers across the VHA, as well as for veterans and their families.
“Guidehouse is honored to have the opportunity to work with VA to develop innovations that will advance care and improve the lives of our nation’s veterans and their caregivers,” said Alicia Harness, partner of Guidehouse and leader of the Health segment. “This effort aligns our powerful combination of innovative expertise in digital and data transformation, commercial healthcare and public health with our collective network of partners, the kind of collaboration and synergy that embodies the purpose of Guidehouse.”
For more than 25 years, Guidehouse has been a proud and trusted VA partner, supporting its mission to provide exceptional healthcare that improves the health and well-being of American veterans and their families. Earlier this year, Guidehouse was named a finalist in Mission Daybreak, a $20 million challenge designed to help VA develop new suicide prevention strategies for veterans.
Ranked the second-largest healthcare management consulting firm in 2022 by Modern Healthcare, Guidehouse helps providers, government agencies, life science companies, employers, payers and other organizations solve challenges most complex in the industry. With 12 KLAS #1 rankings, the Guidehouse Health team integrates strategy and policy expertise with deep industry partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem to help organizations modernize and innovate healthcare services, finance and operations.
Guidehouse is honored to be named a Military Friendly® Employer for creating a sustainable and meaningful environment for the military community; received the 2020 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans; and for winning the prestigious Seven Seals Award, signifying our commitment to personnel who actively serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
Guidehouse is a leading global provider of advisory services to the public sector and commercial markets, with extensive risk management, technology and advisory capabilities. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help our clients address their most complex challenges and overcome significant regulatory pressures focused on transformational change, business resilience and technology-driven innovation. Through a range of consulting, advisory, outsourcing and digital services, we create scalable and innovative solutions that help our clients navigate complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 16,000 professionals in more than 55 locations worldwide. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets and agenda issues that drive national and global economies. For more information, visit www.guidehouse.com.
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