Vangent builds health information systems for IHS

Contractor will help deploy Health Information Exchange, other systems

Vangent Inc. will help the Indian Health Service deploy an information technology health information exchange and other services under a $3.3 million contract.

The IHS, an agency of the Health and Human Services Department, provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.9 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives who belong to more than 500 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.

Under the contract, Vangent and its partner, Orchestrate Healthcare, will plan, implement and support the national deployment of the IHS Health Information Exchange, the Enterprise Master Patient Index and the Nationwide Health Information Network.

As a central part of this effort, Vangent’s open-source software, HIEOS, will be used to enable connectivity between IHS facilities and the Nationwide Health Information Network.

The three systems, currently in IHS beta testing, will be implemented at 11 IHS regions to support more than 250 IHS facilities.

This project will help to improve the quality of care for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives by obtaining an overall view of patient medical record history that will increase patient safety, reduce medical errors and adverse events, enhance decision-making and increase efficiency and effectiveness, the company said.

For the past 12 years, Vangent has supported various IHS’ health IT projects including population health management, electronic health-record system integration, clinical messaging and interoperability, the company said.

Vangent, of Arlington, Va., ranks No. 57 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our Aug. 2 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman interviews Tom Romeo, the leader of Maximus Federal about how it has zoomed up the 2019 Top 100. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.