The Million Veteran Program (MVP), established in 2011 is a program designed to enroll one million Veterans and active duty personnel from the Department of Defense (DoD), to collect blood samples from consenting persons and data from questionnaires and their electronic health records. MVP establishes one of the largest research resources to date and was designed to enable scientific investigations that include genotyping, sequencing analyses, or other molecular analyses of biosamples. An integral part of this program is the Genomic Information System for Integrated Science (GenISIS). GenISIS is not only the operationalization of MVP, which includes but is not limited to: recruitment, enrollment, consent, enabling blood draws, processing and storing of samples, enabling generation of molecular data from tissue samples, collecting and storing data and bio-samples. GenISIS also provides the data collection, processing, storage, and computing infrastructure for the analysis of MVP. This important resource is made available to VA researchers and VA-approved affiliates to pursue genomic discoveries and validation studies that can lead to personalized healthcare for Veterans. The ultimate goal of the VA through MVP and GenISIS is to provide personalized medicine to Veterans, delivering optimal and best fit interventions to patients based on their own biology, using scientifically validated results and findings.
GenISIS 1.0 consists of modular applications that facilitate the recruitment and enrollment of MVP participants. This automates most of the study-related logistics which includes study enrollment, clinical study data capture, consent, blood sample tracking, and genomic data storage. GenISIS 2 uses a web-based front-end and provides additional hardware and software features and functionality which is integrated into the original GenISIS 1.0 infrastructure and product. GenISIS 2 provides an increase in functionality, additional hardware, and software features.
As part of the Liberty IT Solutions, LLC (Liberty) team, IGS will work with Liberty to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the sustainment and modernization of GenISIS 2. This is a 5-year TO comprised of a 12-month base and four 12-month option periods with a total potential of $10.8 million.
Key tasks that will be supported as part of this effort includes the development of new functional interoperability between GenISIS 2, the Veterans Informatic and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI), and other GenISIS systems. IGS has been supporting VINCI since inception and will bring key insights and support into interoperability support between VINCI and GenISIS. Key tasks include establishing an independent Authority to Operate for GenISIS 2, while keeping data secure and maintaining VA’s Security Standards. IGS will be providing database and system administration support as part of the GenISIS 2 Sustainment task.
IGS is proud to continue supporting the VA and Veterans in this mission critical program. IGS has been providing support to the VA for more than 11 years. As a leader in health information technology, IGS provides tailored IT services to address the needs of healthcare.