MVP is a national, voluntary research program funded by the VA Office of Research and Development. The goal of MVP is to partner with veterans who receive care in the VA health care system to study how genes affect health. To do this, MVP is building one of the world’s largest medical databases by collecting blood samples and health information from more than one million veteran volunteers.
Officially known as MVP Online, the online application was built by Perspecta on Clinical6, PRA’s Software as a Service (SaaS) mobile clinical trial platform for patient enrollment, engagement and data collection. MVP Online will enable veterans to find additional information about the program, read testimonials, enroll and electronically consent into the program, complete surveys, and generally replace the existing paper processes through a single website. MVP Online will also allow the VA to better engage, recruit and increase retention in the MVP program.
“While it is always gratifying to see our hard work come to fruition—seeing the potential reach and positive impact of our work is most fulfilling,” said Mac Curtis, president and chief executive officer, Perspecta. “MVP Online will be an incredibly useful tool for the VA today, but will also serve as a platform to allow current veterans to help transform healthcare for future generations of veterans to come. We are proud to support the VA in their continuous endeavor to support the men and women of the armed forces who have selflessly served our nation.”
“The MVP Online program and the data coming from the program has the chance to drastically improve the health and wellbeing of our country’s veterans,” said Kent Thoelke, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President at PRA Health Sciences. “As healthcare continues to evolve, it is essential that we focus on impactful ways to engage with veterans digitally from their homes or anywhere in the world, so they can enroll in research faster, stay in engaged with their caregivers and get better overall treatment.”
The contract was originally awarded to Perspecta Enterprise Services in 2017. During the two-year collaboration, Perspecta and PRA provided the VA with the external website, participant web application and administrative web application.