April 23, 2012 —KGS Awarded VA STS Development Contract as Part of TeamSMS
In March 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded the Standards and Terminology Services (STS) Development Support Contract to TeamSMS, which is comprised of Systems Made Simple (SMS), KGS, and Exeter. On this contract, KGS personnel will analyze, design, develop, test, deliver, and integrate STS clinical terminology and services. This effort will enable the VA to share data with other entities, perform electronic decision support, and analyze data for research purposes. It will also reduce ambiguous terminology, which can lead to patient safety issues. The period of performance for the contract is one (1) base year with one (1) twelve month option period.