How did you select this vendor?
I knew this vendor through mutual contacts within Microsoft Corp. I gave them a small project, through which, I was able to judge their capability first-hand. They delivered an on-time, high quality product. From there I extended them to a multi-year master services agreement.
Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.
The Modeling to Learn program supports multidisciplinary teams of front line psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing and certified peer support specialist providers in the Veterans Health Administration. Modeling to Learn websites provide a simulation and decision space to implementation scientists, quality improvement researchers, and to patient, provider and policy-maker stakeholders across the Veterans Health Administration, and other integrated addiction and mental health care systems. Praxis Analytix and WaferWire provide web development services, troubleshooting and administration services of our Forio Epicenter enterprise simulation platform that is the foundation of Modeling to Learn.
What was the team composition?
The project team includes an interdisciplinary mix of 45 research scientists, educators, psychologists, psychiatrists, data scientists, modeling and simulations, program managers and web services developers.