Meeting Veterans’ Needs with a Modernized VA Medical Appointment Scheduling System

Rockville, Md., August 31, 2015 – Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will update and improve their system for managing Veterans’ medical appointments, after awarding the work to Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company.

The Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) is one component of the Department's strategy to provide state of the art electronic health record, scheduling, workflow management, and analytics capabilities to front line caregivers serving Veterans.

MASS is expected to enhance and simplify the viewing and making of appointments convenient to Veterans, along with improving the coordination of care and appointment reminders. MASS will allow clinicians to better utilize rooms, support staff, and equipment in service of Veterans' needs.

“Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to our Veterans – these men and women who have served our country deserve access to timely healthcare services from the VA,” said Horace Blackman, vice president, Health & Life Sciences at Lockheed Martin. “We are proud to partner with the VA to ensure that this promise is fulfilled, and to enable the VA to serve those who have served our nation.”

MASS will provide patient-centric and resource-based scheduling for VA, which will improve the ability of the department to provide advanced care for Veterans. Features include:

  • Management of the appointment lifecycle, from standardized requests for care to patient data collection and reporting;
  • Improvement of clinical resource management, including open access between VA facilities and those outside VA to view available enterprise resources and allow for the coordination and fulfilment of requests;
  • Display of real-time supply, demand, quality and resource utilization metrics to better manage patient care.

About Systems Made Simple, A Lockheed Martin Company

Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin Company, is a leading provider of healthcare data management solutions to large, complex health organizations. Founded in 1991, Systems Made Simple has extensive experience developing interoperable solutions for disparate networks, managing the full lifecycle of health data through patient-centric applications. We have a specialized skill set in the area of data architecture and analytics, with significant experience managing entire data networks for some of the largest healthcare organizations in the U.S.

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

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