Epic and VA moving forward after delay

After being on hold for nearly a year, a $624 million contract between Verona-based Epic Systems and the Veterans Administration will move forward, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Epic and Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin company, are developing a Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) for military veterans. The VA put the project on hold in 2016, opting to focus on correcting some of its own systems.

Epic is also working with Nuance Communications of Florida to produce an online system that can provide hands-free virtual assistant for disabled military veterans.