Healthcare IT

Cerner Forms Industry Team for VA Electronic Health Care Record Modernization Effort

Cerner has formed an organization of private firms that will help perform a potential 10-year, $10B contract to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health care record. The EHR modernization team will resume the health information technology company’s work in meeting the medical needs of veterans, Cerner said Wednesday. VA Secretary …

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Leidos Joins Cerner-Led Team to Support VA’s EHR System Modernization; Jerry Hogge Quoted

Leidos has joined a Cerner-led team to upgrade the Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record system through the deployment of the same EHR platform used at the Defense Department’s medical facilities worldwide. “As lead systems integrator for the DoD’s Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) program, we are pleased …

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Booz Allen Secures FDA IT Life Cycle Support Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton has been awarded a potential $36M contract to support an information technology platform the Food and Drug Administration uses to monitor adverse drug events. The company subsequently received a $5.6M initial task order under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity that covers IT life cycle services for FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, according to a notice …

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VMware’s Rob Sherry: System Users are Fundamental to EHR Modernization Projects

Rob Sherry, senior director of federal health care at VMware, has shared lessons that he believes information technology professionals could learn from the Defense Department’s project to modernize the military electronic health records system, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. He told the publication in an interview IT leaders should help end users adapt …

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CDC, IBM Partner to Develop Blockchain-Based Health Data Security Platform

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has partnered with IBM to develop a system that would collect and secure information on public health issues using blockchain technology, Fast Company reported Tuesday. The blockchain-based platform will help the CDC coordinate with medical providers regarding patient information, including health conditions. IBM …

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Charles River Analytics Gets Additional Army Funds for Casualty Care Mobile App Development

The U.S. Army has awarded Charles River Analytics a 29-month, $1M contract to continue to develop a mobile application designed to predict outcomes in military patients with traumatic injury. Charles River said Thursday it aims to help the service branch cut the rate of preventable trauma deaths through the Ensemble Prediction for Combat …

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LMI to Help CMS Develop Health Care Quality Measures Under Potential $1.6B IDIQ

LMI has secured a position on a potential 10-year, $1.6B indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in efforts to develop, implement and align health care quality measures. The company said Wednesday it seeks to expand its presence within CMS and offer data collection and analysis services to help …

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Maximus Helps Louisiana Manage Medicaid Enrollment Process With Mobile App

A mobile application Maximus developed for Louisiana’s Medicaid program has helped beneficiaries explore and select coverage plans with the use of smartphones. The Healthy Louisiana app is equipped with authentication and encryption features meant to secure protected health and personnally identifiable information, Maximus said Wednesday. The volume of digital enrollment applications under the state’s managed care program through …

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Booz Allen to Help Military Health System Transform Into ‘High Reliability’ Organization

Booz Allen Hamilton has secured a $13.3M contract modification from the Defense Health Agency to provide integrated professional services to the Military Health System. The company will support MHS as the enterprise works toward obtaining a “High Reliability Organization” status and perform additional services worth $3M in the National Capital Region, the …

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KBR’s Government Unit Awarded $71M DHA Cybersecurity Support Order

KBR‘s government services business has received a potential three-year, $71M task order to help the the Defense Health Agency secure health care information technology systems. The company said Wednesday KBRwyle will support DHA’s assessment and authorization division in efforts to comply with information assurance directives and processes; prepare risk management framework packages; assess potential …

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ICF to Continue CDC Public Health Surveillance System Support

ICF has won a potential three-year, $20 million task order to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update a cloud-based public health surveillance system. The company said Thursday it will provide technical expertise and support services for the surveillance, information management, technology, data management and analytic tools of the agency’s BioSense platform. The recompete …

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DXC Lands Potential $400M Wisconsin Medicaid Support Contract; John McCabe Quoted

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded DXC Technology a potential 10-year, $400 million contract to update the state’s Medicaid Management Information System. DXC said Tuesday it will also help department manage systems and business processes related to the healthcare program, as well as integrate new business modules into MMIS. John …

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