DEFENSE HEALTH AGENCY
Relay Health, a division of McKesson Technologies Inc., Emeryville, California, was awarded a $139,048,432 fixed-price contract with optional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program requirements contract line item numbers to continue providing 11,725 Patient Engagement and Interoperable Secure Messaging (SM) subscriptions for the Military Health System (MHS). The subscriptions are for MHS physicians, physician assistants, nurse case managers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dentists, and other medical providers. Patients and medical support staff do not need a subscription to use the service. The contract will also provide related account management service, SM training resources, non-standard report preparation and cybersecurity requirements. This is a nine-month base transition-in period contract with four 12-month option periods. SM is a critical access tool that allows the MHS to increase capacity to meet enrollee demand for care by supporting delivery of virtual care through patient-to-provider and provider-to-provider communications before and after actual appointments. SM facilitates delegation-of-care tasks to providers with the expertise to deal with them without escalating all messages to the physician level. This contract was a sole-source acquisition, and fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $13,395,937 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Health Agency, Contract Operations Division San Antonio, Texas is the contracting activity (HT0015-16-C-0001).