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Improving patient scheduling system at VA and what’s to come for GSA’s Polaris contract

On today’s episode of The Daily Scoop Podcast, the vaccine mandate for federal contractors is on hold for now.

The General Services Administration is pressing pause on its Polaris contract, and will hold off on issuing its request for proposals until January. Alan Thomas, chief operating officer at IntelliBridge and former commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, explains the logistics behind the decision and what’s next for Polaris.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new timeline for deploying its electronic health records system. The VA’s Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Leigh Ann Searight explains the concerns behind the system’s patient scheduling process as the department expands its implementation.

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Alan Thomas, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), electronic health records (EHRs), General Services Administration (GSA), Leigh Ann Searight, Polaris, The Daily Scoop Podcast